May 26th, 2005


Does Anyone Know.....?

Earlier this evening, I was watching the movie Threesome and thought I caught an all too familiar voice singing a song on the soundtrack. I checked the music credits and I was right: It was Bono I heard.

The song was called "Dancing Barefoot" and it was originally done by Patti Smith. When I checked the lyrics, I found that U2's version is slightly different than hers--lyrically at least.

So my question is this: Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the U2 version of this song or if one even exists? Any ideas?

Thanks. I'd appreciate it. :)
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    U2: Beautiful Day

Bono Confronts Greg Kot of Chicago Tribune

"Bono is steamed.
It's not every day that I answer my cell phone and hear the lead singer of U2 expressing serious disagreement with something I've written, but that day has arrived.

"You've offended us," he says as I weave up Lake Shore Drive during evening rush hour, trying not to crash into a concrete barrier while I reach for my notebook. "There's a dark cloud over us and we need to talk."

Bono: 'We need to talk'
U2's frontman sits down with Greg Kot to 'clear the air' about negative reviews, the band's direction and the role of rock 'n' roll

By Greg Kot
Tribune music critic
Published May 22, 2005

I've covered the band for 15 years, interviewed Bono a half-dozen times and attended virtually every one of U2's Chicago concerts since the Irish quartet first played at Park West in 1981. Along with R.E.M., U2 is the most important mainstream rock band of my generation, a band that set a new standard for how an arena rock concert could feel and what it could communicate. In the '90s, Bono, guitarist The Edge, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bassist Adam Clayton gave their well-honed approach a twist on such adventurous albums as "Achtung Baby" (1991), "Zooropa" (1993), the "Passengers: Original Soundtracks I" side project (1995) and "Pop" (1997).

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Brit Boyfriends

Membership question

I'm sure there are some members on here, and this is for you guys.
I joined in October or November of last year, and have yet to get my membership card.
Anybody else have this problem? If so, how did you end up getting it, or have you?

A friend in Boston told me she had heard there were two lines at shows, one for members and one for nonmembers. Anyone else hear this?
I'm seeing them in Dublin and need to know if I need my card.

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hey all just wanna say whats up
hope every ones having fun at there shows

just gonna run my moth and ask a few questions

in my search for tikcets I have found GA and GA1 is there a differance?

if your going to the texas dats are you dressing up since its so close to halloween?\

any idea whos opeing?

if any one has Texas date tickets to spare let me know

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    the killers

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To everyone who is heading to Boston tonight or Saturday for a show: HAVE A WICKED GOOD TIME. I went to my first ever U2 concert on Tuesday and was completely blown away (and I had nose-bleed seats but with a great view of the stage). I'm bursting to talk about it but I don't want to spoil the surprise for anyone. I was just wondering, though, if concert-goers from Tuesday's show could help me out by posting the setlist in a comment. I tried to keep track of it but gave up maybe twenty minutes into the concert (ha ha). Also, I'm trying to remember the end of the rhyme that Bono made when he had on the cloth band: "Jesus, Jew, Allah..." and that's all I got but at the time, I thought it was great. Thanks to those who can help!
U2 world


What time are you showing up for Saturday's show? I have GA tickets and still debating when would be a good time to arrive...maybe around 5ish...

I saw people standing in line already at around lunchtime. Are your chances of getting into the egg that much greater getting there that early? I don't think so...

"God will walk through the room"

There was a quote from Bono in the Chicago Tribune article that was just posted that was so very true, so I wanted to repeat it in the group, rather than just as a comment. Where Bono is talking about why the band turned down $23 million for Streets (from a car company):

"[I]f a show's a little off, and there's a hole, that's the one song we can guarantee that God will walk through the room as soon as we play it."

I couldn't have said it better myself.
Elevate Me Here


Does anyone have/know of a picture of Bono's jacket/sweatshirt-thing that had the angel wings on the back? Weird request, I know... but I need it for something... help! :o)

Don't Know If This Has Been Posted Yet, But Thought It Might Be Of Interest

U2 - Claim award for International Hit of the Year

26 May 2005
U2 claim accolade at Ivor Novello Awards
U2 claimed the award for International Hit of the Year for 'Vertigo' at the 50th Ivor Novello Awards in London today.

The award for Best-selling UK Single went to Band Aid 20 for 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. Snow Patrol claimed the Album Award for 'Final Straw' and the Best Contemporary Song Award went to Franz Ferdinand for 'Take Me Out'.

Keane were named Songwriters of the Year at the event and the award for Best Song, Musically and Lyrically went to the Streets for 'Dry Your Eyes'

Britney Spear's hit 'Toxic' was named Most Performed Work and Duran Duran were honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award.

The award for Outstanding Song Collection went to Queen and Lou Reed topped the Special International Award category.

The Special Award for Songwriting went to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and 'Enduring Love' won the Best Original Film Score Award.

Ivor Novello nominations announced, 11 April 2005

From RTE.