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September 22nd, 2003

Interesting... @ 10:39 am

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Bono is always considered the "shorty" of U2 at 5'8".
However, according to http://imdb.com, Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed at 5'7"...
Why did I bother to check this out? Because I noticed Larry looked shorter in several U2 group shots. Turns out my eyes decieved me not, eh? XD
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Date:September 22nd, 2003 09:29 am (UTC)
1: Bono, and I believe all of U2, has never publicly stated how tall he is. Ever. Everything is pure speculation. For Bono, I've seen everything from 5'4 to 5'9. I am pretty sure he's the shortest, however, because he wears tall boots and is usually at about Edge's height, and Edge doesn't wear tall boots like Bono -- usually sneakers. Adam is the tallest, Larry is somewhere inbetween.
2: Bono wears chunky, tall boots, so it's hard to tell how tall he is in proportion to the rest of the group.

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Date:September 22nd, 2003 03:21 pm (UTC)
Several times on the Zooropa tour, when he was doing his MacPhisto speeches, Bono said things like "The last time I was here, I was only five feet eight - now look at me, I'm gigantic".
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Date:September 22nd, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
When I finally saw Bono up close, I couldn't believe how short he was. He's 5'9" at best. Whenever they record concert footage, the director has strict orders never to shoot Bono from an angle that shows how short he is. Larry might in fact be shorter, but nobody ever notices because he spends most of his time in public sitting behind his drum kit.
Date:September 22nd, 2003 11:11 am (UTC)
I've read somewhere that Bono is 5'6"... which would be funny, because he'd be the same height as I am. But I suppose we'll never know...
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Date:September 22nd, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)
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Date:September 22nd, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC)
I don't know if this will help or not, but I am 5'6" and have pics with both Larry & Bono. In one Larry is clearly taller than I am, in the other Bono & I are just about eye to eye (quite literally)

See here for examples

In almost all my other pics with Bono he has seemed taller than me, but in all of those he was wearing those high boots... the "eye to eye" one is the only one I have where he wasn't wearing "tall" shoes.

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