But as DiFranco, in particular, has been none-too-subtly pointing out, it's not hard to imagine music free of corporate control. Once you find a way to do that, you don't need to grab fans with spectacle, because you've got them by the heart. Rock's bravest performers keep looking. That's one of the best reasons for the rest of us to keep listening.
U2 plays at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 14, at Pro Player Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St, 954-523-3309, with Smash Mouth. The $37.50 tickets are sold out; $52.50 tickets are available.