Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Is Bono too Radical?

It seems this year’s Glastonbury Festival was controversial even before the first notes rang out.  Mainly, the debate centered on U2 and whether or not they should be headliners.  In the Guardian, Kitty Empire declares them a “safe” band, yet somehow she gives Beyoncé a pass on the “safe” call.  Come on, Beyoncé?  About as far from cutting edge as my son’s collection of lullabies.

Of course, U2 has rightly been called out on tax evasion for moving of part of their empire to the Netherlands, and that’s just part of the political intrigue that Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury, hoped for.  Obviously he was hoping for progressive political action, but then we got political intrigue when a Tory MP was found dead in a toilet.  That may be too radical for most.