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  1. You came along with your blue eyes, And you knew how to work the cameras. Already, you had so much personality, So much presence, so much chemistry. You were the showman before the show had even started. Showman, you stole the show at the Live Aid. Soon, all the girls would want to dance with you, From a dream to a tear, all because of you. You came back from Ethiopia with a mission. You had to tell the world of your intention. You were not going to take any crap. It was you, after all, Irishman, who put Ireland on the map. Defending the less fortunate, always on the frontline. Speaking up so loud, you never got tired. Always, you took the blame. Always, you ran to the streets with no name. So many doors got slammed to your face. When it started, some thought you wouldn’t pass the test. You started with nothing; she even had to pay the rent. If the landlady had the key, it was the key to the genius in your head. I remember the long hair back in the 80s. The girls wanted to be picked on stage for the thrills. So many years have passed and I have been a fan for all this time. So many songs I have heard and still I am stuck on that rhyme. You have done so much for this world, my dear. Yet there is so much work that is unfinished. You are 60, and I remember when love came to town. And still we have never met, so why don’t you let me in the sound? My activist, you used to sing well, but now you sing even better. Just stay off that bicycle, you must live on forever. Don’t fade away, we need more elevation, And don’t forget my invitation to your radio station. So it’s your big day, Fly man. Have you figured out TikTok yet, or Zoom? Just like all of us, are you stuck at home? Will the good wishes be delivered by a drone? I wish you nothing but the very best: be happy, be healthy, be the one. Make us dream for a better world, make us dream out loud. Take good care of yourself, and stay away from that virus shit. Might as well write some songs, if there’s nothing on Netflix. Let’s meet up some day, my MacPhisto. In the meantime, here’s to you… Happy birthday, dear Bono.
  2. From the album: Bono @60

    I was lucky enough to have a great week in Milan in 2018. 4 nights at Forum di Assago. Thank you so much, Bono! Happy B-Day!!
  3. From the album: Bono @60

    "Buonasera Milano!" 4 wonderful nights, 4 MacPhisto's speeches!! *_* [Thank you so much, Bono!] Happy B-Day, Mr. MacPhisto!!
  4. From the album: Bono @60

    What time is it in the world? It's Showtime! The Showman "singin' in the rain" during the second night in Zurich in 2010. A very special night for me. I like this photo, because of the light...
  5. From the album: Bono @60

    What time is it in the world? It's Showtime! Not a very professional photo but I like it. The Showman "singin' in the rain" during the second night in Zurich in 2010. A very special night for me. Thank you so much!! ❤️
  6. From the album: Bono @60

    Because it's the last time I saw him... :'

    © @Judith86

  7. From the album: Bono @60

    © mich40

  8. From the album: U2 Berlin

    Acrobat

    © 1127 Artist Services

  9. From the album: U2 Berlin

    Bono was right in front of me at the time, he was crawling towards me! 🐍 I will never forget that look and that special concert!😍😭 #U2Berlin4k

    © © DaniDpVox

  10. From the album: seresere

    One year ago, 4 great nights in Milan...! A photo version of this ^_^ Pencil on printer paper

    © Drawing by seresere

  11. From the album: Adam Clayton @60

    Bono & Adam Clayton/Cologne 2018

    © Katrin Schanz

  12. "It doesn’t matter how long it takes to get where you wanna go as long as you get there in the end" -Bono, Manila, December 2019 Bono's quote back in December perfectly summed up my thoughts on my trip to Australia in November. My journey there was a 30 year bucket list dream that finally came to fruition. I will save you from the holiday slideshow; but if you do want to see some of those photos, I have posted some in the Amazing Pictures thread in the Adam Folder. Apologies in advance to those who have heard this before, but my best friend and I became friends when we worked at a movie theater when Rattle and Hum came out in 1988. We would always take our breaks together and go sit in on the movie whenever we could, usually during "Streets" or "Bad". In retrospect, it's a bit funny because prior to the movie being released, I thought she disliked me and vice versa; but through the love of that film, we formed a lifelong friendship. In full fan mode, we searched out any and everything we could and the next year, saw the "U2: Love Town" documentary about U2 in Australia on the LoveTown Tour. We decided then that we would one day hopefully make it to Australia to see the band there. Over the next 30 years, life happened; but when the tour was announced in 2019, we decided this was our "now or never" moment to make that dream come true. She had just turned 50, I'm not far behind and have, with my husband, successfully raised our kids to the self sufficient stage. So we took off on our musical journey, picking up several of our friends along the way, all of whom we became friends with right here in Zootopia, and the show in Melbourne became the night our bucket list dream came true. The Melbourne show felt like I was home again. Something I still have not been about to pinpoint is that for me, the shows on the 2019 tour seem more complete or polished than the ones on the 2017 tour. I can't explain what or why that is, maybe it had more to do with me. Sadly, due to circumstances, it was not my favorite show. I will just leave it at I will never in my life understand why people go to concerts and get so intoxicated that they will never even remember the show the next day. Despite that, the actual show was great and it was good to see the band in full force. Not wanting to make the trip solely about U2, we made sure we had time to see some of the beautiful country that Australia is. After our few days in Melbourne and the Melbourne show, we took off. We traveled the Great Ocean Road, then moved on to Sydney for a few more days of sightseeing parts of the city, The Blue Mountains and one of the wildlife preserves. One thing that we got to do while we were in Sydney was to attend The U2 Conference. If you have never heard of the U2 Conference or not sure exactly what it is, it is educational and lots of fun and I highly recommend going to one if you ever get the chance. The U2 Conference was created by Scott Calhoun and the Sydney one was the 4th one ever and was organized by Naomi Dinnen and they did a great job putting it all together. This particular one was a day of exploring some of Bono's lyrics and their relation to the Psalms, dissecting the sonic construction of "Mofo", having a look at tattoos that were inspired by The Joshua Tree with Beth Nabi's U2 Tattoo Project, looking at touring statistics (which I was amused that my one hometown show made one of the slides as one of the places in the US that they have ever been just once) with Andre Brett, U2gigs very own Ax, and getting to listen to some very special guest speakers. The first guest speaker was The Edge's guitar tech, Dallas Schoo. I have always adored Dallas from watching him do the pre-gig guitar checks and seeing how he connects with the fans too. (I have often wondered if other bands' fans connect with their roadies like U2 fans do.) He's relaxed, he's funny, he's professional and he has a book's worth of stories. He talked to us for about an hour and I could have listened to his stories all day...and he probably could have talked all day too. Most of the stories he told, I feel he told with a sense of "what gets told in this room stays in this room", so I don't feel like I can really share most of what he said, but I can say that I will never hear Mister Mister again and not think about how U2 "stole" Dallas from them. The second guest speaker of day was Richard Lowenstein, director of "U2: Love Town" and most recently, the "Mystify: Michael Hutchence", both of which we got screenings at the conference. He also had some great stories surrounding his relationship with the band, especially during the time that he was working on the Love Town documentary. He did a formal 'meet and greet' before the screening of "Mystify: Michael Hutchence" and autographed movie one-sheets. As I said earlier, one of the reasons I had wanted to go to Australia was from seeing his documentary "U2: Love Town" in 1989. I was able to chat a bit with him and tell him that it was his documentary that started the spark of the dream. Sydney 1 and 2 were some of the most epic U2 shows I have ever seen. Sydney 1 had quite the rain shower before the show, which locals assured us that Michael (Hutchence) was making his presence known. Stories have it that after Michael passed away and U2 were there for one of their tours and Bono was singing MLK and it started raining as he sang the lyrics "let it rain" and it was Michael letting Bono know he was there in spirit. The story seemed plausible since Sydney 1 was the 22nd anniversary of Michael's death. The rain did subside before the band hit the stage, and the band and the fans who loved Michael felt something very special that night. I do feel like Bono was singing his heart out for Sydney and for Michael. The show was especially powerful and emotionally charged and the tribute to Michael with "Stuck in a Moment" was heartbreaking. Sydney 2 had the same energy and fire to it. The band was in amazing form and seemed relaxed and happy to be there; and the songs sounded wonderful and I was completely lost in moment. Everyone that knows me, knows I'm a crier at shows and oh how I cried at that show. I cried because I still couldn't grasp that I was actually in Australia seeing them. I cried because it was my final show for the tour, the last time I would ever hear The Joshua Tree played in full, the last time I'd hear Red Hill Mining Town live, fully realizing that I had heard it 6 times more times between 2017 and 2019 than I ever in my life thought I would. I cried because I didn't know if/when I'll ever see them again. Most of all, I cried because I made a dream come true. It took me a long time to get there, but I got there in the end.
  13. From the album: seresere

    Bono on the giant screen at the Olympic Stadium, Rome 16-7-2017 (Night 2)
  14. From the album: seresere

    U2 Live at the Olympic Stadium, Rome 15-7-2017 (Night 1)
  15. From the album: seresere

    Bono, Adam and Larry on the giant screen at the Olympic Stadium, Rome 15-7-2017 (Night 1)
  16. From the album: seresere

    U2 Live at the Olympic Stadium, Rome 15-7-2017 (Night 1)
  17. seresere

    Bono AR

    From the album: seresere

    One year after... I still got the U2 eXPERIENCE app on my phone
  18. From the album: seresere

    1 year of Great album, great tour. This is my little "tribute". I was inspired by the fantastic Intermission Pencil on printer paper

    © Drawing by seresere

  19. Here in Brazil, U2 fans celebrate this great band, following up this tour European wing. However, today, all the news about U2 are related to Bono speech yesterday in Belfast show on our presidential election of yesterday, too. It is such a pity seeing Bono talking things he doesn’t know accurately. He is a kind man, a person full of energy and hope, I follow him since 1982, but he could have thought twice about his words on Brazil. He demonstrated being a childish person, looking at only one side. And worse, here due to the polarization if this election, violence was a mark. So, intelligent politicians and people are making big effort to talk peacefully trying to show points objectively. I can say Bono did it yesterday. He is very polite person, when he visit countries he pay respect to politicians, even though some politicians are thieves, as were the Kirshner family in Argentine, and Mr. Lula in Brazil: they stolen national companies, they talked one thing and did another. Bono has a good life. When he came to São Paulo he went in the most expensive restaurant of the city. Perhaps he does not know for so long how bad is for Brazilians not to have decent way of life because we trusted but were fooled and stolen from former government as we never had been. False commitment to society, false school improvement, false everything! A good economist can show Bono all graphics on how the former government destroyed our economy. But it seems he is only interested in raising an subject he can’t support... so despicable saying for saying.., Bono is in all Brazilian newspaper today. For me, a fan since 1982 it is so sad, because it leads nowhere. No contribution to us Brazilian, in this moment we do need all kind of support. Yesterday, he lost a chance to promote a reflection on Brazil big country & society as great people that we are, BECAUSE we are much bigger than : Carnaval, that is a wonderful historical festival, and Military career: do not make fun of people who works to end drug traffic and corruption, they deserve RESPECT - NOT ONLY IN PHOTOGRAPHS! . Also, IRONIES don`t help. Keep your ironies for your place, or to joke on your fans that gave you a high life. I am not right or left, I am only interested in life and intelligence. Sorry to bug you, guys.
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