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Old 02-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #106
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if Bon Jovi plays a Super Bowl, i may slit my wrists.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:43 PM   #107
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Best part of the Half Time show; the stage.
That sounds familiar.
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I have no idea what any of you were expecting from a lot of your comments, did you expect The Who from 35 years ago to suddenly show up and they'd be teleported to a concert setting and not a football game? How U2 fans could think their favorite band are any less old looking, out of touch, lame, or boring than the half time show last night, I don't know.
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How U2 fans could think their favorite band are any less old looking, out of touch, lame, or boring than the half time show last night, I don't know.
That's way harsh, Tai mofo.
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Springsteen's show was so canned and cheesy, it was embarrassing to watch with non-fans.

I don't really care about The Who (they probably played every song I actually like / know), but it was far more entertaining to watch on a television in that setting than anything since U2 for me. Maybe it was because there was no big expectation for me personally, and I didn't really care if it didn't sound great because I never think The Who sounds all that great, but I enjoyed it.
Yes, last year was a bit cheesy, but Springsteen's voice is in much better shape than Daltrey's. Big difference for me.
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That's way harsh, Tai mofo.
Can anyone dig up footage of Boner kicking a basketball into the audience again?

My point is that regardless of both Shuttlecock and The Who being old fuddy duddies who are pretty clueless as to what is or isn't hip any more, they are still entertaining and enjoyable live. I'm just not sure why SC shouldn't have to live up to the same standards as any other old fogie group.
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you know, even though U2 are approaching their 50's, i don't hear the "They're too old" comment as much as i thought i would at this point.
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Good, solid performance and great production (lasers, pyro, etc.).
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My point is that regardless of both Shuttlecock and The Who being old fuddy duddies who are pretty clueless as to what is or isn't hip any more, they are still entertaining and enjoyable live.
Oh, okay. I thought you were saying you now hated U2 because they were so old and lame. That makes more sense.
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Oh, okay. I thought you were saying you now hated U2 because they were so old and lame. That makes more sense.
Nah, more that I just figured most U2 fans can put up with a huge amount cheese when it comes to musical performances, so I'm a little surprised by all the negativity. Similarly, as Imperor already commented on, the "only the stage was cool" comments are incredibly ironic.
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Springsteen's show was so canned and cheesy, it was embarrassing to watch with non-fans.

I don't really care about The Who (they probably played every song I actually like / know), but it was far more entertaining to watch on a television in that setting than anything since U2 for me. Maybe it was because there was no big expectation for me personally, and I didn't really care if it didn't sound great because I never think The Who sounds all that great, but I enjoyed it.
I agree. Their voices are shot but the music still sounds great. Daltrey is like 66 and isn't Townsend almost deaf? I mean, come on. They were still really good. I'm glad I got to see them back in their prime.
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Nah, more that I just figured most U2 fans can put up with a huge amount cheese when it comes to musical performances, so I'm a little surprised by all the negativity. Similarly, as Imperor already commented on, the "only the stage was cool" comments are incredibly ironic.
The Who's performance last night wasn't cheesy, it was substandard. And not just because of Roger's voice. I thought the set was absolute crap, with three abridged versions of well known tracks, and two very abridged Tommy tracks that completely sucked all the momentum out of the show. Baba O Riley was dead on arrival.

Really, they should have just played Baba O Riley and Won't Get Fooled Again in full and left. U2 only performed two full tracks, and nobody cared.
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But Shuttlecock only needed those two full tracks to defeat 9/11 forever.
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Nah, more that I just figured most U2 fans can put up with a huge amount cheese when it comes to musical performances, so I'm a little surprised by all the negativity. Similarly, as Imperor already commented on, the "only the stage was cool" comments are incredibly ironic.
I didn't hate the show THAT much, it was great to "see" them in any capacity, for me personally. My problem was with the way the show was presented, not with The Who.
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But Shuttlecock only needed those two full tracks to defeat 9/11 forever.
i really felt that freedom was won that day.
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