Friday, September 15, 2006

Hasn’t New Orleans Suffered Enough?

Is there a tragedy that U2 will not turn into a media whoring event? U2, along with Green Day, will help reopen the Superdome when the Saints play host to the Falcons a week from Monday. Because when you think of New Orleans, you think of U2. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks for U2, who have unfortunately not figured out a way to cash in on the death of the Crocodile Hunter.

Wikipedia Fun Fact: New Orleans was founded by Irish settlers in 1945 who were looking to escape their country’s horrible rock music. New Orleans is actually Gaelic for "Self important jack ass" which explains why Bono has such an affinity for the place.

18 comments:

daddy said...

Don't understand why you have such a hard-on-in-reverse for the World's Greatest Band. You prefer Bono & Co. use its power and influence like most rock 'n' roll superstars: Obtaining more sex and drugs?

(Admittedly, that's what I would do, but I have neither the character nor courage of Bono.)

In any case, this is funny schtick.

Ted said...

i think the reason they are reopening the super dome is because the edge has been responsible for getting the music scene (which is a big thing in new orleans) back on its feet with his 'music rising' foundation which got musicians new instruments. not, as you state, to cash in on tragedy. you fucking douchebag.

get your facts straight before you go lambasting people who are doing more for the community than you.

Music Rising

Anonymous said...

Tim Brown also contributed to this fund, you heartless douche bag.

Anonymous said...

What has Matt Leinart ever done for New Orleans? You prick!

Anonymous said...

Kurt Warner sucks too1

Amy said...

You are probably the kind of idiot that likes Supernova and that kind of bullshit. You know nothing about good music so why don't you shut your asshole mouth.

Diane said...

I was gonna post what Ted said - so Ditto

This is the best musical line up I've seen in a long time - better than NBC dragging out the cutting edge sound of Rascal Flatts for the opening night of the NFL season . . .

Diane said...

except that I wasn't going to call you a douche bag

TheBigO said...

This is a day to remember, I the haunter of this blog, also hate U2, there is no worse sound than when that Irish trailer trash jackass that is Bono opens his whiskey-hole. NFLADAM, fuck U2.

TJ Rubley said...

You know, it's funny you should mention this...

I was in New Orleans recently and went to see a concert to raise money to repair the damage at a local Kroger store. I went because I'd heard Aha was gonna play. So I put teen bucks in the jar and went up to the front and, sure enough, Aha came out. But guess what. They didn't play "Take On Me"!!

Geez, did I feel ripped off.

NFL Adam said...

U2 is always the champion for a good cause. Like iPod sales.

I, too, also was in New Orleans recently. Men Without Hats was having a free concert for victims of Katrina. The only fee was to bring a hat for a displaced victim. Anyway, I sat through the entire three hour set and they never played "Safety Dance." I almost dumped out my Heiniken, I was so pissed.

George dWi Bush said...

A photo op in New Orleans? I'm there.

TheBigO said...

So, I heard that Steve Irwin had his own brand of Sunblock that he was going to start sellin'.

Turns out they had to recall it because it didn't protect against harmful rays.

HIYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Joe Buck said...

Even I am put off by Bono's over exposure.

Danny Abramowicz said...

I was back in New Orleans recently, and I stopped into the local Winn-Dixie to pick up some steaks and a case of Hamms. Anyway, when I was checking out, I noticed that the guy bagging my groceries was none other than Kevin Cronin. I asked him to sing a few bars from "Time for Me to Fly," but he tossed my beer on the floor. They were all shaken up.

What a fucker.

daddy said...

Put off by Bono's exposure?

Geez, it's not like he's swinging his weiner about at the corner playground. These are charity events. Media whoring or not, who the fuck cares as long as someone is being helped?

NFL Adam said...

Funny, I as at Wal Mart opening in New Orleans recently and they had a huge attraction, Kaja Goo Goo playing right in front of the store.

So I made my way to the front, passing the legions of soccer moms in sweats bumping and grinding to the music. During a lull in the action, I yelled out "Play Too Shy."

The lead singer looked at me, spit in my face and said, "This is request hour, (female dog)." And stormed off the stage.

It took me sprinting for six blocks to finally lose those soccer moms who were pissed.

Gabe said...

That's nothing.

I was at the Super Dome a couple days after Katrina hit, when FEMA sent Real Life to come and play for us. They set up in front of the Dome and played a four hour set, including three encores and a medley of Spandau Ballet songs. But they did not play "Send Me An Angel."

I was pretty fucking upset by that.