Paināporo posted:slowpogo posted:
Looking again at Twitter with more time for people to comment, the reaction is overwhelmingly negative. Lots of “it was horrible” and “the singing was awful” and “I’ve seen better tribute bands.” Yikes, too bad. It’s cool that NF got so much exposure and the naysayers always speak louder, but I do feel a little heartbroken that Neil’s big moment gets this sort of reception.
Let's keep this in perspective. Social media is where complainers go to complain. People who liked it aren't jumping on to social media in droves to say so. It creates a perception that everyone hated it, when really it's just a vocal minority.
I agree in a general sense, though I think the most loyal fans (of anything) tend to be vocal about their opinion either way, positive or negative. I do think the more devoted fan base of FM are mostly unhappy, though many of them were just waiting for an excuse to trash the band, and as others mentioned the criticism was mostly not really about Neil. What was said about Neil was mostly about being too conservative on stage, or his voice being “inappropriate” or “incongruent” with the FM sound. But if people only look at this in terms of comparison, they’ll never be satisfied. Anyway. Would have been great to feel like a bunch of people just got turned onto NF as an artist...not the feeling I have at the moment.