Monday, October 26, 2009

Sad end to long-term relationship a/k/a U2 concert

I had a great time last night, but I thought the show sucked. From what I see on-line today, I must have been the only one. I feel like I broke up with my favorite band last night:

It was already bothering me that they give lip service to saving the planet but are hauling those huge stages around the world (not to mention that they must have had to take a private plane from NYC to LA yesterday to make the show -- maybe that's why they seemed so lackluster to me). Then to have tickets cost $250 (for where I sat -- luckily I got mine free) PLUS exorbitant parking fees (I loved the "party bus" we took, by the way...would do that nice to not have to drive). And THEN to have them completely (in my opinion) not interact with the audience -- I mean they had those huge bridges moving around all the time and I think Bono came out to the outer ring ONCE and Edge once?! They seemed much more worried about filming their show for yet more dough than with giving a good show for the people who were THERE. I actually hear that it was good on-line. But I was THERE and I was very VERY disappointed. Very. I actually cried about halfway through when I realized they just aren't the band I fell in love with in the 80s. This doesn't mean that I don't still LOVE the music. But I really don't see myself going to any more of their shows... :-(

I'm pooped from not getting to bed until 2 am -- maybe I'm just OLD. Nahhhhh... ;-)

Good news is that I took all my own food and drinks so did very well on program. :-)


Vickie said...

I felt this way when Trip died on Enterprise (the last of the Star Trek TV shows). . .

Cindy...154 said...

Congrats on staying on your plan! You inspire me!! Sorry about the disappointment. I like small venues for concerts for the intimacy and connections. Big shows in large venues overwhelm me and I end up thinking I'd rather watch it on a video comfy at home. And then I think maybe I'm old but when I was young I went to clubs and smaller places for shows.. How were the Peas?

Laura N said...

I saw U2 on SNL about a month ago and they awful. Bad song, bad performance, Bono seemed really full of himself. The performance & music was all over the place. I'll always love their old stuff.

Good thing you didn't waste YOUR money on the tickets!