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Bono manages 70 minutes without mentioning politics shock! horror!

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Just back fom u2 at hampden-amazing show as always,but there I was thinking "maybe bono isnt completely up himself these days" when boom-afghanistan,burma,africa-all came in quick succession and the m… Read More
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Just back fom u2 at hampden-amazing show as always,but there I was thinking "maybe bono isnt completely up himself these days" when boom-afghanistan,burma,africa-all came in quick succession and the multi millionaires lectured us all on poverty and injustice again.

Ho hum! one of the best showmen on earth but am I the only one that finds the politics cringeworthy?
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
http://media.southparkstudios.com/media/images/1109/1109_bono_in_africa.jpg
#2
got you talking and thinking about it either way so his job is done
#3
i hate him
#4
Hope 70 mins wasn't all they played. Played for 2 and a half hours at Wembley on Sat night, Bono went through a bit of his politics ********. Good show though, even if I was in the nosebleeds.
#5
FFS,going to see them on Thursday,going for the music,do not want to hear all the is political crap at a concert,totally unnecessary and not appropriate.
#6
boothy
FFS,going to see them on Thursday,going for the music,do not want to hear all the is political crap at a concert,totally unnecessary and not appropriate.


you should know what t'expect before you bought the tickets....

theyll be someone asking for donations with a bucket as well:-D
#7
Blackberry loves U2 btw. Vulgar or what.
#8
casparwhite
you should know what t'expect before you bought the tickets....

theyll be someone asking for donations with a bucket as well:-D


got tickets for free!

toilet/drinks break when he starts talking I think:thumbsup:
#9
robtallica
Hope 70 mins wasn't all they played. Played for 2 and a half hours at Wembley on Sat night, Bono went through a bit of his politics ********. Good show though, even if I was in the nosebleeds.


yeh 2 and half hours but 70 minutes before the politics started-quite impressive for bono.
banned#10
robtallica
Blackberry loves U2 btw. Vulgar or what.


I thought he was Apple through and through:whistling:

I'd like to see them without Bono being political, purely because you can chart their deteriorating albums alongside his increased political-ness.
#11
barky
yeh 2 and half hours but 70 minutes before the politics started-quite impressive for bono.


Yeah, leaving all that crap aside. Best moment at Wembley was Where the streets have no name, really came across different to the studio recording, bit like an old Irish traditional song. Great camera work on the stretchy video screen too.
banned#12
robtallica
Hope 70 mins wasn't all they played. Played for 2 and a half hours at Wembley on Sat night, Bono went through a bit of his politics ********. Good show though, even if I was in the nosebleeds.


I can't be the only person who hates stadium gigs. Been to them all over the world and I can't say I've enjoyed seeing any 'massive' band as much as I've enjoyed seeing a smaller, up-and-coming band in a crappy club with sticky floors and beer flying around my head.
#13
FilthAndFurry
I thought he was Apple through and through:whistling:

I'd like to see them without Bono being political, purely because you can chart their deteriorating albums alongside his increased political-ness.


strangely you can do the same with chris martin
#14
FilthAndFurry
I can't be the only person who hates stadium gigs. Been to them all over the world and I can't say I've enjoyed seeing any 'massive' band as much as I've enjoyed seeing a smaller, up-and-coming band in a crappy club with sticky floors and beer flying around my head.


stadium gigs are fine as long as they get the sound right-they so rarely do tho.
banned#15
barky
strangely you can do the same with chris martin


Why can't rock stars stop trying to be goody-goodies. Play music loud and fast, overdose backstage whilst your surrounded by groupies and stuff the third world:thumbsup:
#16
FilthAndFurry
I'd like to see them without Bono being political, purely because you can chart their deteriorating albums alongside his increased political-ness.


That's cobblers... POP is easily their greatest album and was released at a time that Bono's political activity was at's it most ferverent.
banned#17
barky
stadium gigs are fine as long as they get the sound right-they so rarely do tho.


It helps, but there's no intimacy. You're always so far away, even if you're in the 'Gold Circle'.
banned#18
Flodd
That's cobblers... POP is easily their greatest album and was released at a time that Bono's political activity was at's it most ferverent.


It's 'easily' better than Joshua Tree? Really?
#19
FilthAndFurry
It's 'easily' better than Joshua Tree? Really?


It's objective isn't it? POP is far sexier than Joshua Tree could ever hope to be...
#20
FilthAndFurry
I can't be the only person who hates stadium gigs. Been to them all over the world and I can't say I've enjoyed seeing any 'massive' band as much as I've enjoyed seeing a smaller, up-and-coming band in a crappy club with sticky floors and beer flying around my head.


Yep, agree with that completely. I can't help but feel disconnected when seeing a stadium concert. If I'm at one I have to get close to the stage - and then I'm annoyed when the guys on stage play up to the camera as it looks embarrasing....which they obviously have to do as to over half the crowd, the band are almost a dot on the horizon.

And then there's the sound quality problem(s)...

I much prefer a festival site for larger scale shows, I saw Neil Young at Hyde Park in July and it was a great example of a how to pull off a large scale show that made you feel involved.
#21
phatboy123
http://media.southparkstudios.com/media/images/1109/1109_bono_in_africa.jpg


LOL which southpark episode is this? gota download it now
#22
robtallica
Yep, agree with that completely. I can't help but feel disconnected when seeing a stadium concert. If I'm at one I have to get close to the stage - and then I'm annoyed when the guys on stage play up to the camera as it looks embarrasing....which they obviously have to do as to over half the crowd, the band are almost a dot on the horizon.

And then there's the sound quality problem(s)...

I much prefer a festival site for larger scale shows, I saw Neil Young at Hyde Park in July and it was a great example of a how to pull off a large scale show that made you feel involved.


agreed-sound was top notch for hard rock calling-neil young was amazing and springsteen the next day was just awesome! great weekend,and I discovered the gaslight anthem who Id never heard of before.

wasnt july was it tho? last weekend in june surely?(unless I had too many ciders)
#23
barky
agreed-sound was top notch for hard rock calling-neil young was amazing and springsteen the next day was just awesome! great weekend,and I discovered the gaslight anthem who Id never heard of before.

wasnt july was it tho? last weekend in june surely?(unless I had too many ciders)


Nah it's me getting my dates mixed up, I was there on the 27th and 28th of June for Young/Springsteen, was a really hot Saturday and a cloudy Sunday.

I thought Seasick Steve was brilliant on the Saturday. Neil Young just edged it for me over Springsteen overall, not much to chose though. I'm a huge fan of both anyway so it was win/win for me seeing them both over 2 nights.

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