Monday, December 05, 2005

Less hungover than Friday



...but more hungover than either Saturday or Sunday. I wasted two perfectly good non-work-nights being sober, and then went and wrecked another school night with drink. You see, chirren, I went to see U2 at the TD-Bank-North-Boston-Garden-Fleet-Center-Auditorium-Thingy last night. And, well, you can't go and see U2 without a brace of beers under the belt and then a nightcap of Guinness to round things out. Can you? No, you cannot. Indeed.

What am I forgetting? What's that? Oh, the show? It was good!

That fella from Bush who married Gwen Stefani opened up. Remember him? He's got a new band, evidently, though I don't really know much about Bush, or this new thing... Isn't it sad, though, that he's going to go down in rock history as "that fella that married Gwen, can't quite remember his name?" I suspect this could end up one of those "A Star is Born" scenarios. Rock star marries up and coming female star, and soon her career eclipses his. Then he drinks himself silly and drowns himself.

How very uncharitable of me. I would probably like his stuff, if I'd give it a listen. He did sound pretty good last night, though to be honest I was in a beer line for a good 30 minutes during his set.


EDIT: I just re-read this and thought, "fuck me, justbreathe28's right, I didn't say enough about U2, makes it sound like I wasn't impressed or something...better correct that now." Hence, this: U2 is fucking fantastic, amazing show, all I expected, full of energy, fun, the obligatory social conscience, and 'message,' yadda yadda yadda...but that goes without saying. Also, so far this year, they've done about a million shows in Boston, so by the time they're done, EVERYONE in the Boston area will have seen the show, it'll be reviewed about eleventy billion times, and I won't really have added anything to the literature on the subject. Over and fucking out, ya cunts.



9 Comments:

Blogger justbreathe28 said...

yo,his name's gavin rossdale,i think,and some of his stuff from BUSH is good,you should listen to one track called glycerine,oh and swallowed.they were huge over there,not so much over here.you dont sound that impressed with u2,just as well,enough people lick their holes.

05 December, 2005 11:15  
Blogger Andraste said...

Don't get me wrong, U2 was fantastic, I just think at this point, as you said, enough people lick their holes. (Eugh.) It kind of goes without saying. U2 in Boston...out of control. It really is their town.

05 December, 2005 11:17  
Blogger justbreathe28 said...

right on.never seen them myself,its far tooooooooo crazy over here,the fans are maniacs,later.

05 December, 2005 12:10  
Anonymous stephenesque said...

I haven't seen U2, and won't - wankers!
And the only Bush worth bothering about is Kate's ... er, I mean Kate.

05 December, 2005 13:27  
Blogger mrshife said...

Glad you had a good time. I imagine U2 would be a pretty cool show. We had a chance to see them in Portland but I just couldn't pay those prices.

05 December, 2005 14:23  
Blogger Andraste said...

Stephen, you're a snob. But it's nice that you're still in love with Crazy Katie. I like the loyalty...

Mrshife - yes, the tickets were more than I would normally spend, but it was a Xmas present from the spouse, so that justifies it!

05 December, 2005 14:51  
Blogger LBseahag said...

You got to see U2 and Franz Ferdinand in the same year?

Lucky duck..

At least you have good taste in shoes..i mean music :P

06 December, 2005 01:09  
Blogger Brewski said...

I had a modicum of respect for U2 until Bono proved himself to be a establishment cock-sucking wanker, talking to the big boys and not addressing root causes. Reduce Third World debt by gabbing with Blair? Champagne-guzzling socialist fake. A charade. Pisses me off.

06 December, 2005 08:36  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

'ere, 'ow come no posts then? What gives? First Maroon goes tootling about England and not posting and now you've gone quiet too. I call foul!

12 December, 2005 04:38  

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