OT: U2 in Chicago

Submitted by Yostbound and Down on June 24th, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Figured I'd check, anyone on here going to be at the U2 concerts in Chicago?

I'll be at United Center tonight and tomorrow in the GA.

Edit: jokes on you suckers, I got to see the best band in the world, and I'm going tomorrow night too!

Comments

DonAZ

June 24th, 2015 at 11:15 AM ^

Bono can be a self-important prick at times ... but from a musical point of view he's a very good vocalist.  Bono's voice is in many ways a fourth instrument to the band ... unlike a lot of bands where the vocalist is just a singer.  Think of bands like The Doors, or Aerosmith, or The Who, or (some will not like this) Led Zeppelin where the vocalist provides a dimension to the music beyond merely being the singer.

I'm not all that much a U2 fan ... but I acknowledge talent where I see it.

Zarniwoop

June 24th, 2015 at 11:46 AM ^

Only voice I've ever heard that I would consider a musical instrument (from a rock band) in its own right was Brad Delp. I can see your point on Jim Morrison, but none of the others

drjaws

June 24th, 2015 at 12:15 PM ^

was the perfect combination of poet with amazing vocal skills, crossed with an LSD and alcohol fueled intensity.

My favorite lead singer of all time.

Kurt Cobain's voice wasn't necessarily "an instrument" but it fit perfectly with the sound Nirvana was going after.  In any other band, he wouldn't have even been a decent singer.

Wolverine In Iowa

June 24th, 2015 at 11:21 AM ^

U2 was the first band I witnessed to sell out.  I remember how cutting-edge I thought I was when I saw "Gloria" on MTV in 1981 or '82, and telling my fellow 10-12 yo friends that this band was going to be awesome.  They were awesome for a few years until they got way too popular (probably around 1987).  I knew then what "jumping the shark" meant.

Philmypockets

June 24th, 2015 at 11:33 AM ^

Didn't he have some throat surgery? Oh wait, that was Nickleback. I get them mixed up. Bono is an even bigger douche than the lead of Nicklemullet. I don't care how great of a singer he is. He is a total dickweed. Why some hold complete losers who have accomplished zero in life in such high regard is beyond me. A girl or guy will sleep with a drop out drug addict, because they can sing well.

Philmypockets

June 24th, 2015 at 12:50 PM ^

I graduated from the best college, live by Sawgrass on the ocean, travel over the world twice a year. I have a great family and yes in money he beats me. He is a singer, what an accomplishment. Bums on the street can sing. Just saying we hold musicians to a high standard. They get paid more than a heart surgeon just seems fucked up. That is all, sorry I don't like Bono. Drew and Mike loved him on the WRIF. lol

Peachyleach

June 24th, 2015 at 1:17 PM ^

I'm having a hard time figuring out who the pompous douche is - the guy who spends his money, time and efforts doing humanitarian work around the globe in places nobody has an interest in or the guy who demeans all of it because he doesn't like his music?

Philmypockets

June 24th, 2015 at 1:32 PM ^

You are obviously a fan like most ladies. It is nice he gives to charity. He is an asshole in personal life and runs his uneducated mouth on world issues. f who cares, its just an opinion. Before you say have I met him personally the answer is yes.

SalvatoreQuattro

June 24th, 2015 at 1:49 PM ^

is Irish, and will be remember by millions long after he passes. You, on the other hand, will die anonymously.

Living next to Sawgrass? Lol. That isn't an accomplishment. Merely living in a location is never an accomplishment.