The Venues Question

Jennifer Werts ([email protected])
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 16:46:31 PDT

I've been wondering about this since I heard that for their next tour,
the band might go back to smaller venues (?spelling??). I posed the
question in my new U2 poll on my site. So far, both sides of the
argument seem to be pretty even. For those of you who didn't know, the
question was,

"Do you think the band should keep their tours large-scale, or go back
to playing in smaller venues?"

Personally, I can see pros and cons both ways. If they keep touring
large-scale, pretty much everybody who wants to get tickets will be able
to. The downside to that might be that people who aren't really "fans"
might buy tickets just to say they saw the band live, and the whole
thing would probably end up being pretty commercial...well, that part of
it could be good or bad, I guess, depending on how you look at it.

On the other hand, if they go back to smaller venues, fewer people would
be able to get tickets...This could be good or bad too, I guess. People
would be less likely to go if they weren't really fans. I think it
would also make the concert a little more personal...Less people, bigger
chance for the band to notice YOU!

I guess I really don't know what I'd like to see happen. Popmart was my
first time seeing the band in concert, and it just totally blew me away.
The lights, the set, so much excitement...but more than anything, just
seeing them live! Take all the lights and special effects away, and I'd
still love the band just as much.

Well, since I'm sort of undecided on this issue, I'd like to hear what
YOU think. It's always good to get input from different people...Maybe
it would help me make up MY mind!

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for...


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