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November 26th, 2005

Bono in Toronto @ 02:56 pm

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Bono can say some really powerful things sometimes. Here's something before playing Miss Sarajevo in Toronto, 9/14/05.
"We grew up in a country that got used to terrorism, though we lived 100 miles down the road from the real hot spots. Still, in Dublin, there were car bombings, assassinations and ugly stuff.

Seems like everyone, every city where you come to now, people are growing up with terrorism, getting used to terrorism.

You should never get used to people who value ideas above other people. That's what they're about. They put ideas before people.

If there's any one thing our band stands for, and I'm not sure there's any one thing, it's got to be the idea that people are more valuable than ideas.

And that equality is something that you have to fight for every day, whether it's Mozambique, New Orleans, Toronto, or Sarajevo, where we wrote this tune."
 
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From:amizada
Date:November 26th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
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I was at that show and that little speech was so heartbreaking and so true.
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From:forsberg21
Date:November 26th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
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I still think there is nothing better than the "fuck the revolution" speech. Err, I have it memorized. :)
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From:rockstarsex
Date:November 26th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
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HAHA
From:dysprosium
Date:November 27th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
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I have it memorised too. :reject:
From:dark_scale
Date:November 27th, 2005 08:22 am (UTC)
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I once did it for a small monologue in a speech class.
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From:hew_
Date:November 27th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
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I love it when he's all outspoken. :)
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From:whatsername_31
Date:November 27th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
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That is so amazing, and so true.
From:dysprosium
Date:November 27th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)
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I love that speech, so poignant. One of my favourite Vertigo bootlegs too. Though, I can't stand it when Bono claims that Monday night was just a warm-up for Wednesday. :mad: Nice, the greatest night of my life was a warm-up! Funny, because the band AND the crowd were so much better on the 12th.

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