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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
    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!
  6. 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/
  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. 5 points
  13. 4 points
    What are you guys talking about ?? I watched the Milan DVD from Vertigo Tour and it was awesome !! 😂
  14. 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! 👍
  15. 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.
  16. 4 points
    How long to sing this song? easy to answer: as long as we need it...
  17. 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.
  18. 4 points
    "You've given us a great life." And you've given us a great life, too!
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  20. 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
  21. 4 points
    Memories of 360tour Helsinki 2nd night, who is the lucky lady?
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  23. 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:
  24. 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!😎💋 🇦🇺
  25. 4 points
    Upload your birthday cards here to Bono xx Happy Birthday Bono xxx❤️
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  27. 4 points
    Thank you all. I think I needed the U2Fam to watch that one again. A lot of emotions. For so many reasons... Only thing thats left to say is that U2 is the best band in the world.You can't make that up.
  28. 4 points
    It was amazing. And I think you get to see that we did our best to bring those guys a little comfort. We're humans. It was a privilege to do that. No regrets whatsoever. Beautiful gesture. Plus... you can't top people have the power !
  29. 4 points
    but it was a great gesture from the band... to lend their stage...
  30. 4 points
    Woah, that is an amazing and beautiful story! Streets is such a powerful song... I think if you can go through the opening of that without tearing up the least bit, then you have no soul haha. Every now and then I like to watch the 2002 Super Bowl performance and when they go into Streets, no matter how hard I try I can't keep myself from tearing up. It was such an amazing show to help us Americans heal from our tragedy at the time and I'm glad you guys got your moment too. I think Bono once said "We play Streets when we need God to walk through the room." I'm glad you were okay and got to have that moment.
  31. 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.)
  32. 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!
  33. 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......
  34. 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!
  35. 3 points
    I forgot to post this on Sunday. My concert-viewing outfit:
  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
    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
  39. 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.
  40. 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 🙂
  41. 3 points
  42. 3 points
    B. you're almost 60... get ready for the in-house party
  43. 3 points
    We’ll be starting a special thread for that very soon. Dust off some of your favorite photos. 😃
  44. 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
  45. 3 points
    Helllooooo everyone. I've been reading here for a while and made an account last week to participate in the watch party but I haven't gotten around to introducing myself until now. Soooo, a few things about myself. I'm probably the youngest person here haha. I'm 23, born 1/7/1997. Unfortunately, none of my friends know what real music is and thus get annoyed whenever I bring up anything U2 related (I admit they probably can't handle my intensity... I can't help it 😅) So because they are So Cruel, I have come to the world of the internets to find people who can understand all my incoherent ramblings about 4 dudes from Dublin (especially the guy with the sunglasses, he's pretty cool). If there's anyone here near my age, that would be awesome so I don't feel like a tiny baby in the room with all the adults 😂. Some other things about me, I like to write and draw and listen to music (obviously), and I like to read. I officially as of yesterday have nothing to do since I'm done with school for the summer, so time to stalk this place like a creeper 😂. So if anyone even has the fleeting idea of talking to me, please do because I'm going to be very bored and starved for social interaction (I already am please help me). Also, I'm trying to come up with an idea for my profile picture but I can't think of anything, so if anyone has any ideas that'd be great haha. Anyway, nice to meet everyone! 😄
  46. 3 points
    Bad was extra special on that room... If i could, I would let it go... I think Bono gently pushed us to do just that that night. I think he succeeded...doesn't mean there weren't loads of tears. Doesn't mean there aren't now;
  47. 3 points
    Funnily enough, it's beautiful day that is bringing tears to my eyes right now.... Tears of gratitude. I'll never thank them enough. They brought me so much.
  48. 3 points
    I woke up at the moment When the miracle occurred I get so many things I don't deserve All the stolen voices Will someday be returned The most beautiful sound I'd ever heard Love those lyrics so much.
  49. 3 points
    My most memorable ie nights where Northside, so I’m going that way.
  50. 3 points
    @Madfl3a , I knew your full story behind the special significance of this show would be good; however, that was extraordinarily good! Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your experience at the time so completely and so well! As you, @xrayjets and @ImInAPlaceCalledZootopia just said, there are times when U2 shows give us all the much needed catharsis from the tragedies of the world, especially in the new millennium. Like the 2002 Super Bowl appearance, the post-9/11 Elevation tour shows were just as you described in your post about the Paris shows in 2015. The UK Vertigo tour shows had already occurred in 2005 before the 7/7 bombing in London, but, after that date, they continued to acknowledge it and honored those victims while they were on tour in mainland Europe for the remainder of that summer. (Heck, I'm even quite grateful for the original JT Anniversary tour in 2017, the release of SOE that December, and the subsequent e&i tour in 2018 - those all helped me (and I'm sure many others here too) deal with our peculiar government at the moment.) U2 has the power to heal and inspire. I hope this Saturday's showing won't be too tearful for you, but I'm sure it will be; there will no doubt be both tears of sadness and of joy. I just hope most of all that it is cathartic again for you.
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