Jump to content

What you dislike about U2?


Recommended Posts

Myself

I really don't like U2''s b sides, especiallyremixes, don't mind to hear live stuff but I believe that unheard songs would be the best gift for fans.

I don't like high ticket prices, for some really bad badseats people are paying $97 and that is way to much…And $37 for seats that you are not able to see them even with binoculars…

TOO EXPENSIVE

And the last and not the least is why Paul McGuiness has tobe so whiny about piracy…U2 and himself are superrich is it really that important to earn a couple of more million bucks…

For me would be more important to see some new songs onB-sides, cheaper tickets and maybe some free songs to download for U2 fans…

Aren't we the ones who are making their livesgreat?

Don't get me wrong with this thread I'm really inLove U2 and I would lie if there is perfection but I would rather talk about this than about the length of Bono's haircut

Love Peace or Something else

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 187
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Subscriber

I dislike their fans - too whiny.

 

Tickets cost what they cost and I don't mind the price - I expected them to cost a lot more. Don't care about the piracy or b-sides. The remixes, onthe other hand, could be better.

 

Oh, I don't really like the new website.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Subscriber

Nothing, really. I don't expect anyone to be perfect, but as a band there is really nothing that I dislike about them. I do dislike all the shit thatpeople throw at them, though, bitching about their good deeds, saying that they're self-righteous because they want to help people...and then turningaround and expecting them to be perfect in everything they do. They are humans, lets not forget. I think they treat us wonderfully...other bands don't lookout for their fans half as much as they do. They're exceptionally good people, who make beautiful music. They will always be my favorite band, and I haveno complaints for them whatsoever.

Note: the above rant was not directed at anyone here :) I'm talking about really critical people and the haters

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Subscriber

My problem isn't really with U2, but there are some people (no one here) who make the band members out to be perfect angels

Totally agree.An extremely slight thing I dislike about U2 is how they stopped playing Zoo TV version of ONE and 2005's Streets live version, hmm!. I'mpicky? Definetly!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

wow this could take days........lol....

 

ok in my most humble of opinions.....

 

1. people who think they are better/bigger fans than others.....really pisses me off

 

2. the creepy/stalkerish/weird people especially on this site......(yeah Leonie im looking toward you.....lol)

 

3. bono going on and on and on and on during concerts, now before anyone calls me allsorts yeah its great that he does all his extra work outside the band buti pay good money to hear them play live and thats what i want.......

 

4. this feckin website and all the log out issues and other tech issues on here........

 

5. sue1 STILL not getting her subs cd's (along with many others)

 

6. all the knockbacks from female (and some male) members on here c'mon people share the love........lol........

 

7. and i agree with the above posters people who think the sun shines out the bands arse and can do no wrong.

Link to post
Share on other sites

afulan u2 com wrote:

he he he ... U2 fans are too whiny, than I'm on the wrong website...

And lucky you that you don't mind the prices...

Remixes could be better?

The ticket prices are actually reasonable...I'm in audio production....have worked with so many artists. If you compare the size of the crew, and theamount of production it takes to do one U2 show, you'd probably why the tix are priced this way. How much do you think a rigger (standing 200ft in the air)gets paid? How much do you think it will cost to pay those 120 truck drivers (not including the tour bus drivers), along with gas, lodging and catering? Nowtimes that by 2 if they have another stage to go to the next venue. See, a lot of fans don't see the whole picture of production. A lot of people inproduction are perfectionists, and will make sure that when they work a concert, that the whole thing is a great experience. One thing that great FOH engineersdo to evaluate their sound is to observe the crowd's reactions....a lot of times, even if it's a good band, if the audio sucks, people will tell youabout it. If only you knew which bands really fool their fans live (tix range from $30 and up).

 

Stuff I don't like about U2:

 

1. Bono preaching endlessly about his cause at the shows.

2. Not releasing an album that is reminiscent of Boy/October/War.

3. Over exposure of 'poppy' songs like Vertigo and Beautiful Day....they have 12 albums' worth of songs, and they usually end up playing the overexposed ones over and over again.

4. Sponsorships..(although, working in this industry, all bands have to do this if they want to become bigger...except Radiohead of course).

5. Playing a song twice on a setlist.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Subscriber

I'm not real fond of the extra commercialism of the past few years. It goes with where the whole music industry is headed so maybe it's necessary, butU2 constantly promoting themselves is getting old for me. I guess I would like to see them age gracefully and not try to overly pander to the younger crowd.

 

 

 

It's funny, I used to defend U2 for being "secular" when I was a christian 25 years ago. Over the last few years I've found myself defendingthem to many who think they're overhyped and overexposed.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Subscriber

basher1 wrote:

wow this could take days........lol....

 

ok in my most humble of opinions.....

 

1. people who think they are better/bigger fans than others.....really pisses me off

 

2. the creepy/stalkerish/weird people especially on this site......(yeah Leonie im looking toward you.....lol)

 

3. bono going on and on and on and on during concerts, now before anyone calls me allsorts yeah its great that he does all his extra work outside the band but i pay good money to hear them play live and thats what i want.......

 

4. this feckin website and all the log out issues and other tech issues on here........

 

5. sue1 STILL not getting her subs cd's (along with many others)

 

6. all the knockbacks from female (and some male) members on here c'mon people share the love........lol........

 

7. and i agree with the above posters people who think the sun shines out the bands arse and can do no wrong.

Been nice knowing ye pal!

 

PS did I ever knock ye back?!wink.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...