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Old 03-13-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Seattle DJ has a 10 minute Bono encounter!

Seattle's 103.7 The Mountain, one of the best stations in the US also has some of the best DJ's! Not that I am biased but they are also huge U2 fans so that makes me love them even more. Especially Shawn. She even leaked a piece of Boots to us here on this site a while back before it was released!! Here is her recent encounter with Bono I thought all you girls would enjoy! How lucky is she???

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Tuesday March 10th - "Hello, I am a Rock Star..."



And so it began, my 10 minutes of relatively private time with (arguably) the world’s biggest rock star, Bono.

In a corner booth in a dark lounge, with flash bulbs popping and nervous-looking minders hovering, Bono chatted with 3 excited female fans who all happened to be Music Directors at radio stations. Present at the table: raven-haired hottie and former Mountain-eer Haley Jones, now MD at The Sound in Los Angeles, and earthy goddess Kelly Ransford (follow her at twitter.com/kellykfog ) from KFOG in San Francisco. Oh, and me: skinny, buck toothed Olive Oyl look-a-like, once again WAY overdressed.

He charmed, we charmed. We drank a toast to the new album and I shouted “Bob’s your uncle,” an old Stewart family rallying cry and he laughed.

More flashbulbs but no lull in the conversation. We talked about The One Campaign (join at www.one.org). Bono ordered a margarita (with salt).

We talked about change, the inauguration, and public service. He asked if anyone will care about Africa now that we’re all broke.

I reached across the table and handed him his drink with my giant floor grazing arms and said, “My arms are long.” And he heaved a sigh and said, “And so is my…thirst.”

I mentioned that I’d read an article in USATODAY about more American’s volunteering in the down economy. And he said, “USATODAY?” and I said “Yes.” And he said, “Today’s USATODAY?” and I said, “Yes.” And he said, “I must get that.”

Flash bulbs. Nervous minders getting nervous-er. And finally someone told him it was time to move on. I believe I saw a twinge of regret in his eyes. Was he wearing sunglasses? I didn’t even notice.

Here’s what I do recall:

- He smelled nice.

- We touched accidentally several times (we were sitting side by side) and every time I thought, I just touched Bono.

- At one point, someone joined our little bouquet of Music Directors, and we had to “scoot over” to make room. I said to Bono, “You can sit on my lap.” He said, “I might just.” To which I replied, “The night is young.” And he looked at me and laughed. Laughed!

- The flashbulbs did not phase him even a little.

- He was sitting on my good side.

- I genuinely liked him.

More tales from my once in a lifetime night with U2 (including a preview of tonight’s guest dj-ing, Adam’s curiosity about The Mountain, and why I chose to pass on meeting Larry Mullen, Jr.) all to come…with some U2 home movies too!

- Shawn
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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Cool!
I love the part where he says, and you can just hear him draw this out when she told him that her arms were long and he said... " and so is my.......................thirst"
Oh Bono. Always the flirt isn't he? Love it!
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I know right?
What a flirt indeed.
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You know everytime I read stuff like that it always makes me wonder how I would act.

I would probably be like this
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That's funny, I listen to KFOG and heard Kelly talking about that meeting on the morning show. She said she really like Bono as well.
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You guys should go to the website and check out Shawn's blog.
There are several fan encounters too from people who won contests and other DJ's talking about meeting the band!
103.7 The Mountain - KMTT Radio Seattle, World Class Rock, Concerts, - Shawn Stewart's Blog
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That is an amazing story. Keep us posted as she updates!

And yes, Seattle-ites kick arse!
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Ooh, thanks Jeannie!
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I think that was posted on atu2.com. I know I read it somewhere before. It was good to reread it
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Ooh, thanks Jeannie!
You are welcome! Sharing the love is always a good thing!
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great story, lucky girl!

Check this out: He actually mentions this in his interview in Boston with Sway about the USA Today article the girl mentioned above.
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Cute video blog but she totally doesn't get Larry's humor and seems to think he wasn't sick just a grump. And what's this bullshit about Larry having final say and not really liking his bandmate's?

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His thirst is long????!!!!!!!!!

What an adorably nonsensical thing to say! Quite funny


Why does this woman keep saying in one way or another how ugly she is?

Is she so scary? He didn't mind sitting next to her (or maybe he did?) but then he was sitting on her 'good side' apparantly.

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that was cool. ah bono you big ole pimp daddy.
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