Bono – my U2 A to Z
When most people think of U2, they think of Bono. In fact some people even refer to U2 as Bono and the Boys, which really annoys me but that is a topic for another time. Bono is the lead singer of U2, the front man, the one who gets all of the publicity. He is also the one who writes the lyrics, which is my favorite part of music – along with drums. The first time I met Bono was 21 years ago in 1992 before the opening of the ZooTv Outside Broadcast tour at Giants Stadium. There were a bunch of fans standing outside Giants Stadium on the afternoon of August 12th waiting for U2 to arrive. Bono came out and went down the line talking with each of us, signing autographs and taking pictures. When Bono came to me, he noticed the tee shirt I had made with ‘One’ on it. I handed him my Outside It’s America book for him to autograph. I noticed he was taking a while, so I looked at what he was doing and saw he was misspelling my name. I said, “No, Deena is spelled with two e’s.” Bono kind of gave me this sly smile. In my book, he wrote, “A nice t-shirt Din…Deena Bono 92” I asked Bono if they would ever play Heartland in concert. And he answered that they were thinking of putting out an album of B sides. Huh? That’s not what I asked. Then I threw my camera to my friend Mike, so he could take a picture of us. Bono threw his arms around me and put his head on my shoulder. Bono autographed the photo for me a few days later before the show in DC. Bono isn’t my favorite of U2. If you know me, you know that Larry is – more on him later on the L part of the A to Z Challenge. But Bono is a great guy, a great performer, a great lyricist, and so very entertaining both on and off the stage. Another reason why I love Bono is that he has been an integral part of the few encounters I have had with Larry. Just listen closely to his video, especially the end…
This blog post is part of my A to Z April Challenge about ‘My U2’ – what I love about U2 from A to Z. Thanks for stopping by. I am also blogging the A to Z Challenge on my other blog Deena’s Days about ‘My Music’ – music I love from A to Z.
i am jealous…
he’s a great guy and very accessible
I have a wonderful story about Bono over at my blog…I think you’d enjoy it. Check it out here: http://m5carolin.blogspot.com/2011/01/laurence-carolin.html
i’ll check it out. thanks. did you see my bono post yesterday?
Larry’s my favorite too! I had a huge crush on him in high school. Come to think of it, I still do! 😉 My favorite U2 song is Love Rescue Me on the Rattle & Hum album. It’s a shame it never got any air time…too long of a song, I s’pose. Thanks for taking me on a trip down Memory Lane!
you should read on – there are many more larry stories. thanks for stopping by!
btw, they played a bit of Love Rescue Me at the SLC 360 show in 2011. joshua tree / rattle hum is my favorite.