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February 4th, 2003

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gravitysdream:
I'm currently feelin: giggly giggly
I'm currently hearin: U2 - Electrical Storm

Just some commnets on the boys.....

Any noticed that in the years since Live Aid Bono's accent has slowly faded away? Second is it just me or was the relationship between BOno and Frank Sinatra one sided? Ol Blue Eyes didn't seem to hold Bono is as much high regard as Bono did. Here's a simple question: Bono: Better with short hair or long hair (think IGWSHAQ video to something like The Fly hehe). I peraonlly think the short hair looks much better on him. God forbid the mullets.

When will someone nominate Bono for the Nobel Peace Prize? I mean Jimmy gets 200k a year plus a secret service detail and an office staff to do peace work.

More questions.... If you could be at any U2 live event, which one would it be? (not counting the live private show in your living room heh).

When I moved into my new apartment here in midtown Atlanta, I had a small dilema. Everyone use to rag on me for having nearly every inch of my walls in my previous residents covered in U2 posters etc. So I have this nice big walk in closet now and one wall is covered floor to ceiling with t-shirts, posters, records, and yes a picture of the lemon. :)

okay thats nuff wallering int he greatness that is U2. Why are we so obsessed?
 
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 4th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
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I would love to have been at the Sun Devil Stadium concert from Rattle and Hum, or just sitting in the train station where Edge and Adam do "Van Diemen's Land"... basically *anything* from the Joshua Tree era.

I would have liked to have seen the last tour, but they didn't come to Cincinnati. :(


AND! we're not obsessed - we just know the good stuff when we hear it. *nods pointedly*
From:gravitysdream
Date:February 4th, 2003 11:29 am (UTC)
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LOL
I am obsessed ;-)

I would like to have been at the Irving Plaza show, front row, or backstage hehehehehe h
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 4th, 2003 11:51 am (UTC)

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I think that seeing them on their Irish home soil would be pretty sweet, too.

Now if U2 and Sting would tour together, I'd die of the most in-fuckin-credible happiness.

next time either of them tour, though, I am GOING. I don't care who I have to kill to do it, either.
From:gravitysdream
Date:February 4th, 2003 01:23 pm (UTC)
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A story to make you smile....

When the elevation tour started I was working a menial call center job. I had been at this job almost a year and hadn't taken a single sick day in that entire year. So I had around $200 in sick pay saved up. THis was February and the concert was March 30th. I needed money in a bad way. So what did I do? I quit my job to get the sick/vacation pay hehe.

Oh but the story doesn't stop there!

I went to Atlanta with my floor ticket all hyped over the mysterious "heart". I get to Phillips Arena at 8am to stand in line. I am maybe the 20th person there. By three pm that afternoon the line stretched all the way around to the other side of the arena. (I just feel like telling a story here so bear with me). When it was getting close to zero hour the security detail of Phillips Arena did a very stupid thing. Because the line was literally stretching all the way around Phillips Arena AND beginnign to engulf the CNN center (maybe Ted Turner saw all those people and thought it was a revolt) the security staff cut the line in half. So imagine you're standing in line, maybe 200 people back from the door and a guy in a security jacket says to follow. So YOU AND EVERYONE BEHIND YOU breaks the line and follows. They thought this super idea of making two lines going into the arena would be super neato.

One problem.

When you take four hundred or so obsessed U2 fans who've been standing out in the windy, wet, March cold for the better part of a day, take them from their state of hibernation in line, and line them up to go into some door that hasn't yet been determined, chaos will start. They pulled these people out and then....LEFT THEM. Walked away. See ya later. Then something happened that I will never forget: they opened the doors. Ever seen a tremendous mass of people rush a tiny door? Think of that concert long ago...who was it, The Who(?) where people got trampled and killed? Two other girls and I linked arms and forced our way into the arena. We rush down, get our wrist bands for the heart, and to the floor we go.

Nelly Frutado was opening. Sadly nelly can't sing live worth crap. So most people left five minutes into her show. Only the die hards like me stood behind. There was a little known fact to be had though: to get in and out of the heart you had to have a SECOND wristband. The red one to get to the floor and a WHITE one to go to and from the heart. I was encouraged and did get one. Sadly, many others did not. So half way through Nellys set: they CLOSED THE HEART!!!!!! Without the second wrist band you were not getting in (thank you phillips arena security detail). Thus when the boys came on stage, an inner heart that could hold 300 people only had maybe 80-100 left.

We had dancing room. It was like a personal VIP area.

For all of that I would gladly quit a job, go in debt, sell my soul to McPhisto himself to do it all over again.

But the story does not end there! Second U2 Elevation Tour adventure. September 2001. I got a ticket but it was in the stands. I didn't feel like getting the same horrible foot and back pain as I did before, not for any lack of my obsession with U2, simply because I coulnd't afford it hehe. (I had not had a job and just finally found oen not a week before). Im standing in line talkign to the fellow obsessers and this fellow tells a story. The first time around he had wanted to be on the floor. A good friend of his says he had a friend in the box office and could get hte floor ticket no problem. Sadly when he got the ticket: it was in the stands. So the second time his girlfriend stood in line and said she got the floor ticket. On his way to the arena that day he realized it was a ticket in the stands (their relationship nearly fell apart because of that). The poor guy was beside himself.

So a girl nearby hearing his plight said: "You want a floor ticket?" and he replies "Well yeah how much?" As he was reaching for his wallet she holds out a floor ticket and says: "Merry CHristmas".

Who says we ain't generous on top of obsessed hehehe.
Okay I stop babbling and reminicing.
best
Jonathan
Ps. If U2 were to go on tour with the original cast of the Smashing Pumpkins I think I'd have to sell a body part or two...."Kidney: ten dollars! anybody?" :-P
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From:julylorelei
Date:February 4th, 2003 03:25 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, it was The Who - right here in Cincinnati, actually, I think. I'm not originally from here, but it's a big deal in terms of bad stuff happening in music history.

I wish I could say that any of my concert going experiences have been that cool. Sting is always in Indiana and Ohio around my birthday in July when he's touring, but my mom and I can't ever snag the good seats.
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From:ruffian114
Date:February 4th, 2003 11:51 am (UTC)
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i prefer bono's hair short

and would have loved to be at the super bowl. great game and great 1/2 time show :)
From:goblingemini
Date:February 4th, 2003 11:57 am (UTC)
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I prefer Bono's hair to be Zoo-TV era short ... where it kind of falls around his face, y'know? and speaking of ZooTV, I wish I could have been at the Sydney show. Either there, or the semi-recent Slane Castle shows.

We're obsessed because they're the best.
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From:kecleon
Date:February 4th, 2003 12:06 pm (UTC)
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I would have loved to have been at the ZooTV concert in London when MacPhisto pulled Salman Rushdie onstage. That had to have been the funniest thing on earth.


Mmm... MacPhisto.

.. *shifty eyes*
From:gravitysdream
Date:February 4th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
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Hhaha now see i said Iriving Plaza front and center or backstage but ya know I would give anything to have been at one of the European shows (heck even Sydney) for the ZooTV tour just to see McPhisto and hear them perform Lemond on stage. *drooool*

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From:shardofnarsil
Date:February 4th, 2003 12:42 pm (UTC)

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Wow... I guess I'd love to be at the Live Aid performance, being the girl Bono danced with!!! :o)
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:February 4th, 2003 12:52 pm (UTC)
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1) Yes, especially when he's around people with different accents. When he's back home though, it can be just as strong as ever.

2) Sinatra wasn't as openly emotional as Bono. For all we know, he could have felt the same way. He certainly seemed fond of him, even though he never really approved of 'rockers'.

3) Tough call. I adore JoshuaTree!Bono, but I'm also especially fond of Pop!Bono. Can I have them both?

4) He was nominated for the Nobel Prize last year, he just didn't win.

5) Anything on the ZooTours. Would have loved to have seen the Lovetown Tour as well.

6) Because they kick arse.
From:gravitysdream
Date:February 4th, 2003 01:29 pm (UTC)
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Really?!!!?! I didn't know! I was sittin around with some very conservative professors when Jimmy one and I dared to mention Bono and they all actually agreed! Baffled at this thinking it must be because they are conservative (me the polysci major) I went to a group of die hard liberal professors, mentioned the same thing, AND THEY AGREED!

The consensus is in: Bono should've won.
Sighh.
Now as a nod to rock stars and celebrities using their fame for good or for media attention (think Sean Penn's stupid trip to Iraq) but because Bono has been fighting to better peace and the conditions of humans everywhere for two decades now. He doesn't have an expense account or a gurranteed paycheck or even an entourage (unless you count the twenty or thirty obsessed fans like me standing around in the airports waiting for a glimpse hehe). He deserves some kind of international, unbiased, recognition.
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From:scaryrich
Date:February 4th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
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well, the press in the uk talked about why jimmy probably got the prize...

They said it was probably because jimmy had shown his diss-approval of the bush administration's foreign policy.

So they were saying that by giving jimmy the prize, it was a subtle message to bush that the rest of the world do not really like his politics

but hey, im sure jimmy deserved it, i know nothing about politics
From:gravitysdream
Date:February 4th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)
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hehe well I won't bore you but as a U2/polysci junkey I can certainly say there were a ton of other people who deserved it more than Jimmy.

And just some food for thought: The Nobel committee had a small dilema once when trying to decide who to give the peace prize to....

Hitler or Ghandi. They couldn't decide so they just didn't give it that year... Imagine if they had given it to adolf..hhehe.
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From:chelsea_energy
Date:February 4th, 2003 06:14 pm (UTC)

Hitler or Ghandi dilema

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Wow, really? I never realized that before! Innnnteresting....
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From:zooromancer
Date:February 4th, 2003 02:06 pm (UTC)

god gave you style and gave you grace

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3) i agree! pop!bono of the buzz cut and tight t-shirt is my favorite (god d*mn that's one sexy mofo), but only because i was old enough to lust in 1997. if i had been ten years older in 1987, i would have gotten alllll hot and bothered over WTSHNN video bono, with lush gorgeous brown locks. you just want to tangle your fingers all up in that hair and devour him. i'm very sad he, like all mere mortals, got older. if i could freeze him forever on that roof, i would.

7) coldplay!bono. whooyeah!
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From:chelsea_energy
Date:February 4th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC)

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ahhh tight t-shirts.... him in all black... those sexay sunglasses...
that's all i've got to say about that haha mmmmmm :D
From:vanillarachel
Date:February 4th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
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personally, i love the long hair on him. i'd give anything to run my fingers through it... ;)

as far as concerts, i'd have loved to have been at any of the zootv shows. unfortunately i was in elementary school at the time, so that didn't really work out too well for me. :p
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From:chelsea_energy
Date:February 4th, 2003 05:55 pm (UTC)

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I personally like Bono's hair the length it is now. Kinda mediumish. Long hair... no, not so much. And you're right, ixney on the mulletays!

OOooh We should start something!! How do you nominate someone for a Nobel Prize? Imagine if we all nominated him!

Ummm... one live event... ok if I can't have the live private show in my living room, I'll take the one in my bedroom! LOL :P ...on a more serious note, perhaps Dublin. That would be interesting. Maybe he sounds more Irish when he's in Ireland. Because you know, I just die for that accent! I like melt.

And THAT is why we are so obsessed! Woooo!!! :D hehe
From:virginblue
Date:February 4th, 2003 08:20 pm (UTC)

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Well being a straight guy...I'm not really one to comment on Bono's hair...hmmm...but I think the PopMart hair was a bit too short...and his current hair (well...ATYCLB/2000 hair) is pretty good. :P

Live event? Well...I've never been to a U2 concert (Australia got ditched on the Elevation Tour)...so I'd just love to go to any! From what I've seen...the Aussie ZooTV gigs would be my first gig. However, I'd be just as happy to have made it to an Elevation gig...cause they were so broken down and raw and basic...but still huge! My type of concert!
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From:boomtownrat
Date:February 4th, 2003 10:54 pm (UTC)
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As far as I can tell, Bono's accent seems to come and go depending on where he is and who he's talking to at the time.

I agree with the previous comment about Sinatra not being as demonstrative; I think he liked Bono well enough.

To me, Bono will always look best as The Fly, but I do like the Elevation look.

I happen to think Jimmy Carter was a fine choice. Just because he's a former president with a pension and a Secret Service guard doesn't mean he's undeserving. I think Bono will win eventually.

If I could have been at any show, it would've been Sarajevo. There are MANY others I wish I could've seen, mostly from the '80s because I wasn't allowed to see them - Mom said I was too young to go on a road trip to Atlanta at 14. ;> (A former coworker of mine got to see their first-ever U.S. show, but I didn't find out until a month ago and I don't ever see him now so I can't pester him with questions about it.)

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