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November 24th, 2004

U2 silliness @ 03:31 pm

mattg:
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I'm currently hearin: U2 - Out of Control (Live from Slane Castle)

I wonder if Bono and The Edge make their friends and family call them by those names?

I just don't think I could do it.

"Come on... you're Paul and Dave."

And for that matter, I wonder if Sting does that?

I wonder what happened the first time he told someone he wanted to be called "Sting".

"BAHAHAHAHA... Whatever, GORDON."
 
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From:notgus
Date:November 24th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Maybe Sting goes by his middle name. Nah, that's a sissy name, nevermind. ;)
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From:volare
Date:November 24th, 2004 01:46 pm (UTC)

you change your name, but that's okay it's necessary......

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well.. Sting's name came about from a nickname he was given, just like Bono and Edge for that matter... the story on Mr. Sumner was that he wore a yellow-and-black striped shirt at some point and earned the nickname "Stinger" because he resembled a bumblebee, and it stuck and got shortened over time... not something he chose ala Marilyn Manson or Elton John...

Edge, well, even his mum calls him that... and as for Mr. Hewson, who knows... His father was reportedly the only one who ever called him by his given name backstage..

and from a personal point of view (I also go by a shortened, nickname-derived name and pretty much the only people who don't use it are police officers and so on...) it starts to become a frightfully personal thing when someone decides to come up and use a full given name to address you by, definitely uncomfortable in most circumstances...
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:November 24th, 2004 01:50 pm (UTC)
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From all accounts the families, friends all refer to them as their nicknames. Ali Hewson, certainly, as well as their kids. And all of their mates. So. Yeah. I'd say they do.
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From:octobreea
Date:November 24th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
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i dont know about edge and sting but only bono's father called him paul.
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From:rogue_writer
Date:November 24th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Sting has said that it took his mother a while to get used to the nickname - he didn't choose it, but people from the Phoenix Jazzmen would ring up and ask for Sting. Eventually his mam got who it was that they were talking about.

And Bono and The Edge have been using their nicknames, along with the rest of the Village, since they were about 15. Everyone in that group does - Gavin Friday [Fionán Hanvey], Guggi [Derek Rowen], Strongman [Trevor Rowen], Dave.Id Busáras [David ---]. It's just something that they do, and Guggi has said that certainly his kids don't notice that it's any kind of 'unusual' name.
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From:jenvargas
Date:November 24th, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)

He's not stung, he's not stinging..

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In various interviews, I've heard Sting's wife Trudie call him Sting, as well various bandmates and tour crew. I'm not sure if I've heard any of the kids call him anything other than Dad.

Shut up Gordie and get me a beer.. I'll be watching you!

By the by, I am totally pleased that we're talking about Sting. To most of you, U2 is your main deal but to me, Sting is mine. I have always loved U2, but Sting has always been my main inspiration.
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From:julylorelei
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)

Re: He's not stung, he's not stinging..

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Oh yes, much with the goodness that is Mister Sting ;)
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From:jenvargas
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:25 pm (UTC)

HOLY GOD

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I *LOVE* that photo. SO adorable! *insert girlie gushing*

May I friend you?
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From:julylorelei
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)

Re: HOLY GOD

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sure... if you so desire, hehe. ;)

are you a member of everybreath too?
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From:jenvargas
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)

Re: HOLY GOD

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Of course ;)
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From:julylorelei
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)

Re: HOLY GOD

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things like this post make me wonder how many Sting/Police fans are in this bunch, too.
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From:jenvargas
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)

Re: HOLY GOD

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I think we're all one in the same.. which is a good thing. The world NEEDS more of us.
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From:julylorelei
Date:November 24th, 2004 05:31 pm (UTC)

Re: HOLY GOD

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Indeed. :)

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