Musical artists and their political views

Discussion in 'Master Debaters' started by SneakyDave, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. I've never cared that a musical artist I go see live, or buy CD's from, might have or not have the same political beliefs than I, but in the last 5 years, I've seen more political commentaries at live concerts that I really care to see.

    I've seen Bruce Springsteen twice and John Mellancamp twice. The first times were around 20 years ago, and the second times, for each, were in the last 5 or 6 years. I go to a lot of different types of concerts, but I've never seen an act devote 20 to 30 minutes of political discussion to their concerts like these 2 guys. It was really starting to get on my nerves, especially having paid over $150 for each concert.

    I don't care about their views, I just want to hear some music. Bruce Springsteen really pissed me off because he didn't play anything from Tunnel of Love, what's up with that grumpass anyway? I might boycott him. :mad: :p
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  2. I don't want to hear their political views either. I think it just happens in the U.S., people in other countries probably wouldn't put up with it. When Madonna performed in Bucharest the crowd almost booed her off the stage when she started talking about the country's gypsies. The crowd might have been more tolerant, but it wasn't the time or place for it.
  3. Spot on.

    If I want your thoughts, I'll ask.
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