Nah - I think he wanted to put his sunglasses on and his hand took the scenic route! :rock:
I would be interested on any thoughts from the band, although I would imagine that they would very much prefer to keep much of them to themselves. I watched much of the 30 Seconds to Mars set and they put on a good show. My wife and I felt they got a bit of a heckling though, from a very small majority of the audience. What I couldn't understand was why, when there are five stages to choose from, would people hang around a particular act and then proceed to boo at every opportunity. Made me wonder if there was some kind of history here. There are, after all, festival goers who are more into the festival "scene" than actually going to see particular band. Having said that, it does not justify there actions.
A minor point which I would address to the band's front man would be, why all the foul language and somewhat abusive retort at times. You kind of expect a large amount of foul language from certain bands but even then it is generally not aimed at the crowd and I see it as part of their act. Considering what I see as being 30 Seconds to Mars fan base, that of mainly the younger audience, I felt the some of the things he was saying was inappropriate. Yes, I know he is human and he probably feels he should repsond to the dissenters but would it not be better to rise above that and get on with entertaining your real fans, and perhaps even gaining new ones at the same time?
Apologies Les. In hindsight I should have kept this to myself. I'm truly sorry
Don't let it get to you Les. Some festivals goers just want to get drunk and cause trouble.
All you want is for your kids to be happy, right? I'd hoped this birthday would be memorable for Jamie.
Well, I emailed him again to find out how he was doing. Turns out the band played an acoustic show in Oslo, Norway, and the crowd serenaded Jamie with the Norwegian "Birthday" song. So I think that will be a pretty cool memory for him!