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U2 Queues For Ice Cream On Bray Seafront

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Photograph: Jason Forde


 


Film-producer Jason Forde had no camera, only his iPhone, to hand when he came upon four men (Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam) casually enjoying 99s by the seafront of his hometown this week.


 


Forde, from Bray, Co Wicklow, saw some activity and a film crew along the shore on Tuesday and realised it was U2. “Nobody was stopping. They did not realise it was U2 as it was very small and low key,” he said.


 


U2 had been in Bray Head Hotel when they came out and did a song and a shoot along the shore, Forde said.


 


There were “no photo journalists there it was all under wraps”, said Forde. He got a few shots but “did not want to take too many” or infringe too much.


 


“They moved from the sea front to the shelters and utilised the backdrop,” he said.“Larry had a snare drum, The Edge and Adam had guitars and there were a few people passing in the background used as extras,” he said.


 


They had brought in a nice old 1950s ice-cream van in for the shoot. Forde snapped them with his phone enjoying the traditional 99s on a typical overcast grey Irish day and even got in one of the photographs himself. He said Bono even bought some ice-creams for passersby. “For real U2 fans it was a golden opportunity,” he said.


 


He reflects that having only an iPhone may have been best. “They mightn’t have let big cameras take photos, the way it all happened,” he said.


 


Source: The Irish Times


 


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Nice! Thank you. Looks a bit grey for ice cream! (and my not too great eyesight reads the ice cream van as 'blister nipple' :blink: )

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Ooooh wonder what they played? 

Larry has a very minimalist drum set so I'm really curious

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I wonder what flavour ice cream they each bought, did Bono pay? (it's always the really important stuff I need to know ^_^ )

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Now that's one cool looking ice cream van!

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Got it now, I was wrecking my brain, 1950's...but done up as Sonic the Hedgehog.... I knew it reminded me of something.

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Got it now, I was wrecking my brain, 1950's...but done up as Sonic the Hedgehog.... I knew it reminded me of something.

 

:lol: I see what you mean!!

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I wonder what flavour ice cream they each bought, did Bono pay? (it's always the really important stuff I need to know ^_^ )

 

Bono should be careful to his throat, the shirt is too open!! BONO YOU'RE NOT 20 ANYMORE!!! Wear a shirt!!

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I wonder what flavour ice cream they each bought, did Bono pay? (it's always the really important stuff I need to know ^_^ )

 

Bono should be careful to his throat, the shirt is too open!! BONO YOU'RE NOT 20 ANYMORE!!! Wear a shirt!!

 

C'mon Moanya, be honest, I think you want him shirtless 24/7 !

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I wonder what flavour ice cream they each bought, did Bono pay? (it's always the really important stuff I need to know ^_^ )

 

Bono should be careful to his throat, the shirt is too open!! BONO YOU'RE NOT 20 ANYMORE!!! Wear a shirt!!

 

C'mon Moanya, be honest, I think you want him shirtless 24/7 !

 

 

 

Are you sure now, sounds like he'd be wearing thermals in Moanya's hands lol :lol:

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I loved Bray, and Howth. Those were the only two places I wanted to go in Ireland when I started going over

there back in the mid 90's, came SERIOUSLY CLOSE to buying a house in Howth, I just like the way they line up when you look to the north...Spent some time at a friends in the Wicklow Mountains but I have to stay by the water which is why I live on the beach here in Florida. I get above sea level and I am a mess. Anyhow, Bray is pretty special...sometimes I look at pics and think about going back but IT'S TOO COLD THERE! My bones can't handle that kinda cold. It cuts right through you.

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