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October 20th, 2005

From the IMDb. @ 01:48 am

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U2 singer Bono is never photographed without his trademark sunglasses because he suffers from an eye condition. The star is aware his ever-present shades have given him a reputation as a poser, while the initial 'B' engraved on the side of them - which he claims stands for the brand, Bulgari - doesn't help either. He tells the New York Daily News, "(I have) very sensitive eyes to light. If somebody takes my photograph, I will see the flash for the rest of the day. My right eye swells up. A lot of people think that, when they see a 'B' on the side, that it's just my own megalomania. Only half the time it is. I'm the (former Filipino first lady) Imelda Marcos of sunglasses."
 
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From:typewriterking
Date:October 20th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
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I can relate, especially to the camera flash problem. My headaches are also like nosebleeds. =)

Was it in the print edition, or can I find it online?
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From:interiority
Date:October 20th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
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Go to http://www.imdb.com and then click on news - and it's in the celebrity news section.
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From:typewriterking
Date:October 20th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Heh, there it is!
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From:septembergrrl
Date:October 20th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
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I've seen him say that before, and I can believe it. His eyes are such a pale blue that they probably don't have much protection to start with. (Does it even work that way? I'm thinking it's like how pale people sunburn faster.)

Though ... aren't rock stars supposed to go deaf, not blind?
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From:flashfire
Date:October 20th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
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Exactly the same with me.
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From:flashfire
Date:October 20th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Hell, one time I had to wear sunglasses at an indoor concert just because the stage lighting was so bright and angled in just such a way that they made my eyes water.

Lucky I had the sunglasses with me.
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From:flashfire
Date:October 20th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
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My eyes are pretty similar, though I don't have the flash problem he does.

Mine are a pretty light gray/blue or gray/green. Sometimes it's hard to tell. Even if it's overcast but bright outside, I need to wear sunglasses or I'm squinting a lot.
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From:sapphires13
Date:October 20th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
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I read this on surfgirl83's LJ yesterday. My reaction? "Only half the time, Bono? =P That means half the time it still is your megalomania. You goofball."
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From:choebe
Date:October 20th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
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I think that's his point ; )

I love that they're all so willing to make fun of themselves.
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From:sapphires13
Date:October 20th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Which means we get to make fun of them too =D
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From:intl_peace
Date:October 20th, 2005 04:13 pm (UTC)
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Sunglasses=Bono
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From:ifyoudont
Date:October 20th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
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wow. i didn't know that.
all this time i thought he was a cute megalomaniac.
now i know that's only half true.
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From:specialcamper
Date:October 20th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
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That's sad because he's so adorable without them.
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From:whatsername_31
Date:October 20th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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I did not know this. That makes a lot of sense..I always thought it was because they looked cool!
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From:fadedgalaxia
Date:October 21st, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
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So, did it just develop recently, or has it always been a problem for him? Cause he didn't used to wear sunglasses...
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From:achtungbaby
Date:October 21st, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
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I was thinking the same thing. The sunglasses thing didnt start till the Zoo TV era.
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From:leggy1979
Date:October 22nd, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)
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Interesting!!! And he does have such lovely eye's without the shades... :(

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