Cabaret Bono is lame

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Cabaret Bono is lame
« on: December 28, 2019, 05:08:30 PM »
So this morning I sit down in front of the TV and see that U2ís e&i live from Berlin is on YouTube. Iíve only checked out glimpses from the tour but as this was professionally filmed and covered a good portion of the show I decided to watch.

Starts with Elevation which I quickly fast forward. Then Bono in some ridiculous makeup and top hat mutters on about something I can barely make out. He looks like Boy George after a bender. Iím starting to think thank God I didnít travel to see this. Then comes Vertigo which I fast forward through.

Next up heís projecting the Devil on his face on the screens. Obvious to fans heís brought back MacPhisto. Once again very lame so I fast forward through the speech. Cool, itís Acrobat. The band is doing well but the urgency that Bono sings with on the studio version isnít there. Good but not a great version of the song. More yapping I flip through and then I hear the opening to a Your the Best Thing About Me.  Enough flipping, I just turn it off.

I thought the I&E show I saw wasnít that great, but at least it didnít have cabaret Bono. Anyone else feel the same way? He looks and sounds incredibly lame.

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 05:11:08 PM »
I actually dig the top hat look.
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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 05:12:31 PM »
The show in Vegas was great.
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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 05:17:33 PM »
Weimar Bono.


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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 05:20:21 PM »
So this morning I sit down in front of the TV and see that U2ís e&i live from Berlin is on YouTube. Iíve only checked out glimpses from the tour but as this was professionally filmed and covered a good portion of the show I decided to watch.

Starts with Elevation which I quickly fast forward. Then Bono in some ridiculous makeup and top hat mutters on about something I can barely make out. He looks like Boy George after a bender. Iím starting to think thank God I didnít travel to see this. Then comes Vertigo which I fast forward through.

Next up heís projecting the Devil on his face on the screens. Obvious to fans heís brought back MacPhisto. Once again very lame so I fast forward through the speech. Cool, itís Acrobat. The band is doing well but the urgency that Bono sings with on the studio version isnít there. Good but not a great version of the song. More yapping I flip through and then I hear the opening to a Your the Best Thing About Me.  Enough flipping, I just turn it off.

I thought the I&E show I saw wasnít that great, but at least it didnít have cabaret Bono. Anyone else feel the same way? He looks and sounds incredibly lame.



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I thought Bono's style and performance was new and refreshing. Another sign that they are the greatest music artist of all time.

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2019, 05:20:56 PM »
Weimar Bono.
Lmao


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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2019, 12:51:57 PM »
So this morning I sit down in front of the TV and see that U2ís e&i live from Berlin is on YouTube. Iíve only checked out glimpses from the tour but as this was professionally filmed and covered a good portion of the show I decided to watch.

Starts with Elevation which I quickly fast forward. Then Bono in some ridiculous makeup and top hat mutters on about something I can barely make out. He looks like Boy George after a bender. Iím starting to think thank God I didnít travel to see this. Then comes Vertigo which I fast forward through.

Next up heís projecting the Devil on his face on the screens. Obvious to fans heís brought back MacPhisto. Once again very lame so I fast forward through the speech. Cool, itís Acrobat. The band is doing well but the urgency that Bono sings with on the studio version isnít there. Good but not a great version of the song. More yapping I flip through and then I hear the opening to a Your the Best Thing About Me.  Enough flipping, I just turn it off.

I thought the I&E show I saw wasnít that great, but at least it didnít have cabaret Bono. Anyone else feel the same way? He looks and sounds incredibly lame.



"He looks like Boy George after a bender"

hmmmm   :o

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2019, 01:20:09 PM »
I agree, it's not his best look. But the show WAS good.
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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2019, 01:30:08 PM »
Their last good to very good non nostalgia was back to basics Elevation

That's the direction I'd like to see them go in a live setting.

60 year old guys playing dress up is silly.

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2019, 01:31:11 PM »
The show is good, they all performed great. Bono is aging, but that concerns everyone, but he is in great shape. If I was his age, I would like to be in such condition. As for Boy George, he now looks more masculine than in his best years. :)
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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2019, 02:22:46 PM »
I donít mind the new incarnation of McPhisto (because thatís what it is). Of course itís not half as pertinent and efficient as it was in 1993 but I get it.
Now, I imagine the casual listener tuning in to see U2 and being turned off by this introduction. I think itís very risky.
I did a fast forward through the entire thing, except Acrobat. I also watched a take of Dirty Day and itís really a shame Bono is focusing on a speech that has no interest, musically speaking. And where did Edgeíd solo go ? I missed opportunity.

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2019, 03:55:40 PM »
So this morning I sit down in front of the TV and see that U2ís e&i live from Berlin is on YouTube. Iíve only checked out glimpses from the tour but as this was professionally filmed and covered a good portion of the show I decided to watch.

Starts with Elevation which I quickly fast forward. Then Bono in some ridiculous makeup and top hat mutters on about something I can barely make out. He looks like Boy George after a bender. Iím starting to think thank God I didnít travel to see this. Then comes Vertigo which I fast forward through.

Next up heís projecting the Devil on his face on the screens. Obvious to fans heís brought back MacPhisto. Once again very lame so I fast forward through the speech. Cool, itís Acrobat. The band is doing well but the urgency that Bono sings with on the studio version isnít there. Good but not a great version of the song. More yapping I flip through and then I hear the opening to a Your the Best Thing About Me.  Enough flipping, I just turn it off.

I thought the I&E show I saw wasnít that great, but at least it didnít have cabaret Bono. Anyone else feel the same way? He looks and sounds incredibly lame.



"He looks like Boy George after a bender"

hmmmm   :o



Does look like he is ripping off Boy George. Sad!

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2019, 04:05:16 PM »


Itís not that bad


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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2019, 04:17:45 PM »
Band sounds really tight, but as much as Iím rooting for him, Iím sad to say that our front man has lost the plot. If this was a football team, we would be looking for a new striker. Bonoís stories are boring, and he slows things down. I liked the show live. The band sounded heavy. But now that I hear Bonoís boring mumbling clearer, I lose interest. I actually feel genuinely sad after watching that Berlin clip.

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Re: Cabaret Bono is lame
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2019, 04:30:08 PM »


Itís not that bad


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I can't see anything except Mr. The Edge...in other words, Bono who?
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