I think the lineup is something like Oakenfold, the darkness and Iggy Pop. I've said it before - I'll say it again, Madonnas target audience as at Auguest 2004 is thirty something women and gay men. Not big Darkness fans
, much less Iggy-heads!
The traditional Slane Audience has tended to be a lot of 'we've just done the leaving cert let's get locked' brigade. And a fair few people in twenties/early thirties. So - U2, Stereophonics, RHCP, REM all attract a certain 'lad' factor, know what i mean?
The price is also rather prohibitive. Inasmuch as Madonna is 'living legend' I'd love to see her, but for the money being asked, I'd expect to *see* her. I mean in somewhere like the Point.
regarding sales - there was a throwaway caption on a picture in the tribune of her and they said that sales had been 'sluggish'
*edit* also, given that Ian Dempsey had Lord Henry on this morning talking it up, 2fm were giving away tix this a.m., today fm have been at it all weekend, I think somebody somewhere is ****ting themselves. what's amusing is that the print media didn't play along this time. there were no huge puff pieces in the papers giving her loads of publicity at the weekend, and it's getting a bit late for the 'last minute' brigade to get their arses in gear now!