Cranberries Live? NEVER AGAIN von Andreas, 08.05.17
I was waiting to get to a Cranberries concert for a decade now, and finally I had the chance to see them live on stage in Luxemburg yesterday. I wish I hadnt. What a shame! It was a well prepared and well done gig, but nothing more than a gig.
We, as everyone else, bought tickets for SEATS and we paid to be able to sit and listen. There was no moshpit even planned. Now Dolores came to stage and her first sentence to the crowd was to all stand up. The sheeps in the first 10 rows followed her instructions, stood up, and stayed like that TILL THE END of the concert, forcing the other several hundreds behind them either to stand to see something, or to sit and watch the back of the row in front of them. Neither Dolores nor the staff had the idea to tell the crowd to take their seats. Thanks! This wasnt THAT big problem though, as Dolores had less stage presence as a dead potato. She stood there, did nothing, arms in front of her, and that was it. I love her voice, and have to admit she sung most of the songs pretty well, but that was thank only to the long-years of singing, nothing coming from her personality. One song was totally independent from the music, another was totally false. At least the concert didnt take longer than 1 hour and 20 mins, and there wasnt extra songs, but they simply went down from stage and switched the lights on. Thank GOD! Cranberries, Im deeply disappointed!