U2 & Glastonbury

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Zoo adam

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U2 & Glastonbury
« on: March 14, 2024, 10:55:22 PM »
See Coldplay are doing Glasto this year. There fifth time.

Muse, Radiohead, The Artics & Oasis have also done it more than once.

U2 have done it once. Which was decades into their career.

No early 80's appearances although they were doing festivals then.

They must have continually been asked over the decades.

Maybe from 84 they think they are above festivals. But Glasto is huge & gets peak time BBC coverage. The biggest current & former stars play there. There is a buzz on social media when the headline acts play. Some Glasto shows are famous.

U2 doing Glasto regulary will keep them in everyone's faces & remind people they are still alive. They may even be seen to be 'relevant' to the young and old.

Maybe they don't like the venue. Larry did say the audience are a long way away. Or they prefer playing to a U2 audience.

Oh well, another year of Chris singing 'Yellow' then.
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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2024, 04:07:17 PM »
Canít wait to see Coldplay on stage pretending to be a guitar bandÖ.


Such a boring and uninspired choice. 5 times headlining is ripping the arse out of it, Itís way too many times for such a beige and mediocre band.


U2 will never play glasto again. Way too many people threatening to throw their piss bottles at bono the first time around for u2 to risk the adverse publicity again.

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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2024, 04:14:16 PM »
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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2024, 04:53:38 PM »
What about Duran Duran?

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2024, 05:25:08 PM »
Duran Duran have bigger fish to fry.

Meanwhile, U2 wonít return on account of the lukewarm reception they got last time.
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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2024, 06:53:43 PM »
Coldplay has become a terrible commercial waste.

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Zoo adam

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2024, 02:06:34 AM »
Liked Coldplay up to Ghost Stories. The next 3 albums were very disappointing.

However they have done enough in there first 15 years to play big venues & headline festivals for as long as they want.

Future releases will be treadmill albums to support the next tour.

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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2024, 02:29:18 AM »
Thought DD would have played one of the smaller stages at Glasto at some point. Not too late.

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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2024, 12:02:02 PM »
Normally im glued to tv for the Glastonbury Festival coverage. Think al give Coldplay a miss this coming summer tho. They are an enormous BOREFEST of a band
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2024, 12:17:03 PM »
I saw Coldplay in Seattle a couple of years ago.

75% of the audience were young Indian and Chinese kids, mostly tweens, accompanied by their parents.  Mostly girls.  Felt like a Disney cruise (as someone else on this forum said, I can't take credit for that, but 100% accurate). 

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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2024, 12:54:42 PM »
Normally im glued to tv for the Glastonbury Festival coverage. Think al give Coldplay a miss this coming summer tho. They are an enormous BOREFEST of a band

They have turned to shite after a promising first few years.

But and it is a big and important but - they know exactly how to work the big Glasto headline set crowd to maximum effect and will once again have that crowd eating out their hands and joining in mass singalongs.

It isn't for me and i find them so fucking bland but it works in that setting.
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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2024, 03:05:51 PM »
I saw Coldplay in Seattle a couple of years ago.

75% of the audience were young Indian and Chinese kids, mostly tweens, accompanied by their parents.  Mostly girls.  Felt like a Disney cruise (as someone else on this forum said, I can't take credit for that, but 100% accurate).

That demographic would make Bono jizz in his leather pants.
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2024, 04:27:41 PM »
Never really noticed Coldplay live.

Chris Martin was no energetic 80's Bono or Freddie when young.

Now older they are not exactly putting on ZooTV esq extravaganza's. Or even Muse type shows.

Seems the lazy option of audience sing alongs is what they use to get the crowd going 

Glasto will come & go without anyone remembering there performance again.


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Zoo adam

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2024, 04:42:36 PM »
Wasn't a big fan of Coldplay's debut album. 'Yellow' gave them a hit & they realised what they needed to do to be up with the big boys.

They then had a great 5 album run. However unlike U2 they were not able to maintain it & seemed to have had a total collapse. But they can still play the big venues.
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Re: U2 & Glastonbury
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2024, 06:55:47 PM »
Coldplay are Duran Duran wannabes
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