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  1. 10 points
    Happy Birthday, Bono! Thank you for being such an admirable person! Thank you for making so great a difference in our world! Thank you for taking action to fight against injustice. Thank you for writing songs that inspire our lives. You always say that we give you a great life; but U2 gives us one too! Greetings from Brazil! Here's a picture taken in March of 2008 (12 years ago) in Dublin:
  2. 9 points
    Happy Birthday to my favorite singer! I hope your special day is extra-special despite our unusual times. It’s easy to remember your birthday because it is the same as my Dad’s (and the one for one my brothers is the same as The Edge’s - I guess I was destined to be a U2 fan). This Sunday is extra special too because it coincides with Mother’s Day here in the US - and, as it turns out, my mother was a big fan of yours too. By a strange turn of fate, we even saw a show together on the Vertigo tour; details here: https://zootopia.u2.com/forums/topic/39207-u2-and-mothers-day/ So, thank you for every song and live performance you helped bring into this world. You made millions happy. Thank you and the rest of the band as well for transforming the “absurdity of celebrity” into something positive. Whether is was Drop The Debt for Jubilee 2000, kickstarting ONE and (RED), or speaking truth to power to world leaders in general for your whole career, we are all proud of you. Your legacy will continue onward in this world long after you move on to the next. However, it wouldn’t be a proper Bono thread without a proper action shot! This photo is from your most recent performance at MSG (July 1, 2018) - from the details in the picture, which song it was taken during will be apparent too. It’s been posted here a couple of times and is also the permanent background of my iPhone. Happy Birthday, Bono! Come back on tour to see us whenever the world allows that to happen again - we’re ready. 😎
  3. 8 points
    Happy birthday dear Bono, Wishing you all the best for your 60th birthday. Maybe you had other plans than being in lockdown for it.. But eh, you're home, with the people who love you the most, and I'm almost certain you've got a few good bottles to celebrate so I'm not worried you'll have an excellent one! We'll sure make some noise for you, in our different sides of the world (even if we don't need more excuses for our day drinking) - all apart and yet coming together to celebrate our favourite (very tall) showman. And I promise, that's gonna be one hell of a joyful noise. Thanks for the light you (and of course those 3 other men) bring to us, our harbour in the tempest, the voice guiding us in the darkness and always and forever reminding us that there is a light... Turning it up as bright as the sun with your music. Thanks for the magic. Thanks for the healing. Thanks for letting me believe that it's okay to be broken because those cracks can be filled with love if you let them. I'll stop rambling now. I hope this new decade will finally bring you the answer... Can you change the world? Can you change the world in you? One thing is for certain, you changed the world in all of us. Wishing you for this 60th birthday, love and peace or else.. But mostly love, I think that's the spark for everything else. Take care B man. Hopefully, we'll be with you again soon. Happy birthday ❤️ PS : Yes I know, I've stolen quite a lot of your words. But what can I say? You're not too shabby at writing those.
  4. 6 points
    Well ... That's been fun eh ? Pretty emotional right now so i'll try to be quick. Thank you. All of you. So so much for turning this idea into a reality, and a brilliant one Those watch along really meant the world to me during those hard times and they have proven once more that we get to carry each other. Some people told me that i'm a U2 fan and a U2 fans fan. And it's true, i love this band just as much as I love this community and this whole thing is the perfect example of why I do. Stay safe, stay strong. Don't let the silence settle though. Keep being those vibrant joyful souls that i'm honored to have met during those nights. You all rock. Thank you.
  5. 6 points
    Bono turns 60 on this Sunday, the 10th of May. We want to celebrate what he means to us here in the Zoo. Please help us in wishing him the very best of birthdays in this thread with your own birthday messages, your favourite Bono moments, and favourite lyrics. Be sure to add your favourite personal photos to our Bono Photo Gallery here: https://zootopia.u2.com/gallery/album/674-bono-60/
  6. 6 points
    A facebook initiative had people posting their photos toasting Bono on his big day. This is a collection of all of us around the world celebrating (few cakes, cards and memories included) 🍻 Cheers Bono!
  7. 6 points
    As I'm only 23 and again as I've said, probably the youngest person here, I haven't been able to have the experiences other people here have had and sometimes it makes me sad, but I'm happy to be here now and not later. So happy birthday to my favorite singer and here's to many more years! And here's one of my favorite pictures and a nice throwback... I've been trying to draw for it for a few days.
  8. 5 points
    Staring at the ceiling for 2 hours 17min is not as much fun as watching U2 shows with cool people from around the world... But I suppose nothing good is forever and precious things have a limited lifespan... In any case, I suppose that in the year 2053 I can tell my grand-nephews that while the 2020 quarantine sucked majorly, among the very good things that I was lucky enough to experience and make it more bearable was the #U2getherathome event... And I sincerely hope everyone around here (and beyond) will have the chance to remember this for many, many years...
  9. 5 points
    An amazing end to a fantastic idea from @Madfl3a These are difficult times for us all and the U2 DVD viewing has been a highlight of each week (even if I have to get up at early o’clock- its totally been worth it) Thanks to everyone (everyone !) for their camaraderie, jokes & memories over the past weeks. It’s been awesome- U2 fans are the best. Lets hope its not too long before we are all hanging out in a GA queue waiting to see U2. I hope you & you’re families stay safe and well.
  10. 5 points
    We owe @Madfl3a big, big time for all these weekends. There are no words, but "thank you" is a good start... so: thank you. What she gave us was a glimmer of, well... hope. And that should not be forgotten. Ever. Something else that should not be forgotten is all the comments, photos, memories brought by everyone in the fan community. It was fantastic - let's never lose what we brought around here all these days. It's fantastic. It's our strenght... Thanks to everyone... stay safe, girls and boys...
  11. 5 points
    This is unfortunately the best picture I've been able to get of you. Happy birthday and thank you for your music, it has gotten me through a lot!
  12. 4 points
    What are you guys talking about ?? I watched the Milan DVD from Vertigo Tour and it was awesome !! 😂
  13. 4 points
    ...and I was just given confirmation by email that my vote for this primary was received and tabulated today! Consider this a small blow against the tyranny expressed by those who would prevent us from being able to vote from home! 👍
  14. 4 points
    I hope there will be other thread ideas as well - I'm sure there will be. Thank you for representing the next generation of fans! I'm glad you are not alone here too.
  15. 4 points
    How long to sing this song? easy to answer: as long as we need it...
  16. 4 points
    Just to say that @Madfl3a had an amazing idea and ran with it. If Live at Red Rocks is where she chooses to end, then she deserves a round of applause and a well-deserved break. Having said that, I don’t think there is anything saying she can’t pass the torch and let someone lead through the other suggestions.
  17. 4 points
    "You've given us a great life." And you've given us a great life, too!
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  19. 4 points
    Happy Birthday Bono! While your 60th has you reflecting, it has me reflecting too. Gloria grabbed me when I was 12 in 1983. I honestly don’t know where my life would be without the band and your lyrics. Your songs have gotten me through the amazing, good, bad, and really ugly parts of my life. There has always been one there to celebrate with or comfort me. Your lyrics helped turn me to God and become a Christian. Not only have the songs helped form me as a person, but they have given me the majority of my friends and many of the places I have been. Thank you for giving ME such a wonderful life. I hope you have a beautiful day and can’t wait to see what songs come out of this crazy time we are in now. Take care of yourself. mich xx
  20. 4 points
    Memories of 360tour Helsinki 2nd night, who is the lucky lady?
  21. 4 points
    We are celebrating allllll month long with special Bono-themed content in our U2 podcast. We are a week into 5 weeks of partying! Come join us! www.thegardentarts.com (or your favorite podcast player) EPISODE 1:
  22. 4 points
    Happy 60TH Birthday to you Bono The Fly! 😎 And I see you have you're camera Fly. 😎📹 Yep! 😎📹 It's video on The Fly time. 😎📹 Viral said The Fly. 😎📹 We know you l💓ve the camera Fly. 😎📹💓 My l💓ve to The Fly from South Australia!😎💋 🇦🇺
  23. 4 points
    Upload your birthday cards here to Bono xx Happy Birthday Bono xxx❤️
  24. 3 points
    Why don't we tentatively agree to the possibility of next weekend for this show? Subject to change, of course. That should be enough time for people to potentially track down a copy - I'd be surprised if a video of this wasn't somewhere to be viewed... (I checked - there is.)
  25. 3 points
    *opens trench coat and says in a shady voice* "I got all these DVDs for you... all that you could ever want... you just gotta pay the price..."
  26. 3 points
    Something awesome happened. Another Irish Terrier is coming into my life. Boy. His name is Flannagan. Breeder just wants a good home for him. Flan is fighting with the Aerdales this man also breeds. (Go Terriers) Looks like we're driviing to Ohio to fetch him. This is a minor miracle. Word was quietly given to me that there would be no Irish Terriers availbale for a year. They are on the endangered breeds list for the AKC. Nobody is breeding during the pandemic. I was going to have to crush the hopes of someone I love dearly. Now I do not. Two of them 😀 Riri (my girl) and now Flan for my ex, who has become one of my best of the best friends. He looked at me yesterday and asked, "How long am I going to have to wait?". My heart broke. I couldn't tell him that none were available. All I could say was, "I never lost hope. Don't you lose it.either." Five hours later, the lady who gave me Riri told me the news of Flan. Two Irish terriers, one male and one female, means they can run and play together. I cannot believe how fortunate and blessed I am. A huge thank you to our universe. Go Irish anything - especialliy terriers and U2. I know I'm gushing but I am so high I could fly right now. Never lose hope.
  27. 3 points
    Thank you @Madfl3a, for everything you've done these past several weeks! And thank you everybody for being here...I'll miss these streams, hoping this continues in some way or another!
  28. 3 points
    (((group hug))) Thanks to everyone that joined us each week. @Madfl3a, thank you for dreaming out loud and keeping this going. Stay safe everyone. This is not good-bye......
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
    Reminds me that on the "Ten Things U2 has Learned Over the Years" David Letterman skit where Larry says "even my own family asks 'are you Adam or Larry?'" 🤣
  31. 3 points
    Probably now you'll think that I am crazy XD but I was thinking about Bono... he reminds me a sort of Peter Pan (in a good way thinking about the character ) ... a rock 'n' roll Peter Pan! [And I like it!] I hope you're doing well everybody, good evening/day!
  32. 3 points
    And yet it is.. Time flies when you're having fun We're not all out yet but we have ran out of dvds.. Wish it could have been the other way around, but eh, it's been a fun ride!
  33. 3 points
    I realize it wasn't part of the original vote and I guess it is not officially a concert DVD but can we talk about doing a #U2getherAtHome watch along for the Rattle and Hum movie?
  34. 3 points
    I forgot to post this on Sunday. My concert-viewing outfit:
  35. 3 points
    There is so much you have already heard, so let me tell you something else. I can still picture you with your long hair, which means I have been a fan for a long time. It started when your hair was still growing, actually. So you see, it’s been a long time. I get the impression that it was yesterday, when I was intimidated by you. It’s funny to remember, because I don’t feel that way anymore. I am listening to your voice. You are singing while I am trying to find the right words. I can still picture you with your long hair; the posters in my teenage bedroom. I have walked on your beach, I have walked in your street. I have walked a little further, then turned around, and finally, I never came back. I have lived in the Dublin you probably haven’t been for an eternity. I have lived in your Dublin which was no longer for me. We have never met. Long hair in the wind, blowing in the face, it’s annoying. It’s beautiful too. To tell you the truth, I don’t think I have moved from those years. You cannot be 60, it’s impossible. I can still picture you with your long hair, as it if was yesterday. But actually, I have moved on, of course. The streets of Dublin I have lived are the ones fans do not go. However, me too, I am a fan. I got lost to your songs and to the sound of your voice. Then the song ended. I went home, when I had one. You started with nothing. Bad mouths would say that you wouldn’t last. Contracts were not offered and doors got slammed to your face. You too, you slept here and there. You too. My bus would go all the way to your old street, the one with the seven towers. You went on to be taller than them. You became as beautiful as those walls that carried your name. Your name, an identical pronunciation in every language. What an idea to be called after a shop for deaf people. It’s not even a name I would have thought of giving to a guy with long hair. Still, that shop, I have walked by it, you have walked by it. We have never met. So you are 60. It doesn’t seem like it. Well actually, it does. Your voice has changed, but in a good way. You sing better. And I am telling you this as a fan I had forgotten. Your voice is like a good wine. We lift our heads like we raise our glass. It’s your words we sing, reminding ourselves to never let go. Words, words for you, words for us, words for them. There are lyrics for the songs that were never recorded, there are lyrics that got lost, then found. There are songs in which you have said it all, and there are songs in which you haven’t said enough. Moreover, there are the songs for the ones who no longer have a voice or a choice. This is something you have understood a long time ago. You sing the right words, the sweet words, but you sing the truth. The truth is also that all your fans follow you since you have had your long hair, if not, way, way before. They know the truth from your words. They know your street and your beach where they walk a little further to turn around, in case they can hear your voice. I look at you with my arms crossed, full of admiration. I am the fan of the shadows, the fan of the back row. I call you my brother. And still, we have never met. I remember the posters with the long hair when I would have been so intimidated by you and yet I would tell myself that if I could take the first train, I would go find you, and ask you to take me on tour with you. Many stories have been lived, yet remain untold from that time. Some are in your songs, some are to laugh to death; some are swollen tears. Some fans say you have saved their lives. They are correct, it’s true. Do you realize for one second the impact you have on people whom you don’t know that claim you have saved their lives? Maybe it’s a lot to take, maybe it’s a lot of hair to lose. I don’t like to say that you have saved my life, I am not worthy of saying that. Because I am a fan whom I had forgotten, in the city where I almost lost it, my life. But you have saved my life, you have. You have helped me, you have told me that I was not invisible and to not let the light go out. But the light got stronger to the words I am writing, today. I had forgotten to be a fan, then finally, I turned around to hear your voice, telling me that I had to keep on going, that hair grows longer every year, whatever happens. One day, we will meet, on a pathway to a beach, a street, not necessarily yours, but probably after turning around, you’ll see. Because I am a pilgrim on my way. The sun always shines on May 10th, and on this day we raise our glass, we sing your words, as we remind ourselves to never let go. Happy birthday, brother.
  36. 3 points
    yes... the song that plays before U2 goes to the stage...
  37. 3 points
    Everyone around here shines like a star.... thank you for all your comments, photos and general good vibe. Sharing this Slane night with every one of you was , without a doubt, a pleasure and a privilege. Stay safe, girls and boys...
  38. 3 points
    i absolutely love how he trots down the catwalk everytime like "Quick dont look at me hurry up legs"
  39. 3 points
    The raw emotions on Bono's voice that night and the way those 3 other guys and the crowd carry him, that's what makes this show legendary.
  40. 3 points
    Only Bono can sing this rage with such eloquence... ;he'll never cease to amaze me. Compromise.
  41. 3 points
    this is always funny... doesn't matter how many times you hear it...
  42. 3 points
    What a riot! Happy Birthday Bono! Can't wait to do it again. 😂 Lots of love the sisters x
  43. 3 points
    60 Songs That Saved My Life’ To mark his birthday, a special playlist from Bono... and words of gratitude. 'These are some of the songs that saved my life,' writes Bono, as he shares a special birthday playlist titled '60 Songs That Saved My Life'. 'The ones I couldn't have lived without… the ones that got me from there to here, zero to 60… through all the scrapes, all manner of nuisance, from the serious to the silly… and the joy, mostly joy.' https://www.u2.com/news/title/60-songs-that-saved-my-life
  44. 3 points
    Happy Birthday Bono ! Certainly the coolest guy I'll ever get to meet. Thanks for everything; I hope you and your family stay safe & well. Surely I. can't be the only one who got a little nervous during this part of the shows ? Thank Bono The Joshua Tree Tour came down under last year.
  45. 3 points
    A special birthday for the greatest frontman @ 60. Has everything a great frontman should have: Vocals, Lyrics, charisma, stage presence, showman, energy, soul, heart, emotion, creativity, a cracking falsetto, always in sync with the band and that little bit of uncoolness which makes him cool 🙂
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  47. 3 points
    "The showman gives you front row to his heart..." - he really does. I am speechless in front of you. Here's my heart for you. ❤️ Simply... Thank you for being Bono. Happy Birthday! Here's a pair of pictures I took in Zurich in 2010 from the front row, the second (very rainy) night.
  48. 3 points
    Sunday will be your day dear Bono 🎂😍 Here are 2 photos I have made in Paris on 09.09.2018 💖 Happy Bithday 🎂
  49. 3 points
    We’ll be starting a special thread for that very soon. Dust off some of your favorite photos. 😃
  50. 3 points
    Well... If you read up that thread from the beginning I think you might get the why rather than the how... We've been using those shows as a way to come together, share a moment of joy and let those 4 guys lift us up from the current situation. It's been a real highlight for me in my reality, and I know I'm not the only one. It's not really about the show... More about us as a community, being united through those hard times and finding some solace in that music and the memories attached to it. We have fun. We get to carry each other. It might be a couple of hours a week, but it does make a difference. At least for some of us. Sometimes there is a light... And sometimes we can just switch it on on our own
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