God bless U2: on the current European leg of The Tour That Hype Wouldn’t Kill, the band has opened and closed with “Vertigo” at every single show. Now…okay: having never seen a band play a song twice in the same set, I have no idea whether this works or not. People who’ve seen it done (including two of my boys up north, Ryan and Jon) swear it does; me, I feel as though repeating a mediocre song positively reeks of lameness, but I’m still prepared to reserve judgement until I see U2 in the fall. Assuming they pull the same stunt, you might be in for the most overzealous U2 bashing since Paul Hatcher’s latest anti-Bono rant.
The Best You Can Do Is To Fake It