KarlNE

Content of opening not suitable for younger fans

Recommended Posts

Having paid over £500 for 2 tickets for the O2 show on the 24th October 2018 for myself & my 12 year old son, I had to leave the arena during the opening of the concert due to the opening graphics which scared my 12 year old to death. I know U2 are thought provoking but what age are you guys aiming this graphic content at ? Is it the thirty something or the young fans who will be the new people filling the stadiums and arenas in the coming years. I have been to U2 concerts since 1987 and my son has been to the Joshua Tree tour in 2017 which was an uplifting experience for all aged fans, but you guys need to consider not only the more mature fans like myself but those fans who through no fault of their own are not old enough to understand the message you are trying to get across but who still wish to hear your music live and not to be scared out of their minds. I guess the current climate of terrorism doesn't help but you need to think of how to engage  your young fans without scaring them away from seeing you live. 

For me it was a huge disappointment not to see the show but my son is much more important the U2 and there hopefully will be a next time for me and my son. Your music speaks for itself. Please consider everyone who may attend the concert and not just those old enough to grasp the meaning of the opening images.

 

Karl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your complaining about a show on the 24th that hasn't happened yet? Well Marty McFly I just watched it again, and sorry i don't understand what scared him?....... It's just as well he didn't see MacPhisto!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, spongebob said:

Your complaining about a show on the 24th that hasn't happened yet? Well Marty McFly I just watched it again, and sorry i don't understand what scared him?....... It's just as well he didn't see MacPhisto!

We all have gotten the date wrong at some point or another. Also, we don’t know the circumstances that may have caused him to be upset. Please be sensitive to that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/23/2018 at 10:02 PM, KarlNE said:

Having paid over £500 for 2 tickets for the O2 show on the 24th October 2018 for myself & my 12 year old son, I had to leave the arena during the opening of the concert due to the opening graphics which scared my 12 year old to death. I know U2 are thought provoking but what age are you guys aiming this graphic content at ? Is it the thirty something or the young fans who will be the new people filling the stadiums and arenas in the coming years. I have been to U2 concerts since 1987 and my son has been to the Joshua Tree tour in 2017 which was an uplifting experience for all aged fans, but you guys need to consider not only the more mature fans like myself but those fans who through no fault of their own are not old enough to understand the message you are trying to get across but who still wish to hear your music live and not to be scared out of their minds. I guess the current climate of terrorism doesn't help but you need to think of how to engage  your young fans without scaring them away from seeing you live. 

For me it was a huge disappointment not to see the show but my son is much more important the U2 and there hopefully will be a next time for me and my son. Your music speaks for itself. Please consider everyone who may attend the concert and not just those old enough to grasp the meaning of the opening images.

 

Karl

Hi, I went with my 11 year old last Wednesday in London and yes the intro images could be a bit too much for a kid but he was totally fine with them and having learnt the subject at school he immediately started commenting on every pictures "this must be from WW2, etc etc". He did say they were sad but in no way he asked me to leave.  On the contrary he was up on his feet dancing and singing and have asked me to go to another concert this tour. He also know how Bono and the Band like to make an impact with their messages. He was well aware of what to expect.

I am sorry your son could not enjoy it. 

 

  • Brilliant 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.