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Old 07-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #46
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I find this bit interesting, saw it on the band "JAMES" website awhile back, its when they played Dublin a few years back. They were thinking about a show they did years ago in Dublin late 80's/early 90's...Good ole' Adam always loved the Champagne!
-----------------------Dublin Olympia Theatre
17th April 2007
Lovely old theatre, played here before a long time ago. Adam Clayton got rat-arsed on our champagne and had to be helped into a taxi and taken home.

Anyway, sound check goes well. Outside the venue Tim and I (mostly Tim) get mobbed by foreign fans. They’ve come from far and wide: New Zealand, Mexico, Alaska, Holland, Germany. All ridiculously happy to be there.
Gig a bit of a struggle, difficult sound onstage, but crowd love it and go bananas. Irish promoter gives us eight bottles of champagne, consequently get drunk and stay up late - doh!
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:10 PM   #47
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My opinion, which is no more valid than anyone elses, is that he started as social drinker but was flirting with outright alcoholism by the early 1990s.

Also, Adam is Scottish, you idiots.
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I thought he was black
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My opinion, which is no more valid than anyone elses, is that he started as social drinker but was flirting with outright alcoholism by the early 1990s.

Also, Adam is Scottish, you idiots.
So he's from Wales?
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He thought he was black in the early 1980s, with the Phil Lynott hairdo.
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So he's from Wales?
Would he be Walesh? Where does Welsh come from?
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:57 PM   #53
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I remember reading that he got drunk, high and slept with prostitutes all night....
Trying to figure out what the problem is here, since he was single.

Maybe Edge was upset that he wasn't invited
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The Welsh come from Wales.
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Where does Welsh come from?
I'm not sure, but I like their Concord grape juice
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #56
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AA is... Bullshit.

For people who can't accept ownership for their lives. Call it a disease. It's easier than growing up and you get to hang out with a bunch of other losers just like you.

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Leukemia is a disease.
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AA is... Bullshit.

For people who can't accept ownership for their lives. Call it a disease.
You are truly uninformed!!! You obviously have never met anyone who is an addict, and the majority of AA is not religious based. Penn and Teller are funny sometimes but they are also very uninformed many times.
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from my work with a variety of substance abusers in various stages of their life, they would be very offended to hear they are labelled and judged by others as having a disease and cant ever recover. i guess recovery and support models are different here.
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AA is... Bullshit.

For people who can't accept ownership for their lives. Call it a disease. It's easier than growing up and you get to hang out with a bunch of other losers just like you.

Leukemia is a disease.
imo to compare leukemia to substance addiction isn't fair. there's lots of diseases out there, and they're all different. comparing one to the other is unfair. i've never known any alcoholics personally, yet having known people with other substance addictions, it's definitely a disease. to dismiss those as wimps or anything other than a sufferer is a low blow. if it were as simple as putting down the bottle, there'd be a lot less alcoholics and recovering alcoholics in the world.
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If alcoholism isn't a disease then 99% of college boys would be alcoholics. Some people can quit and some can't. It's a chemical imbalance in the brain similar to OCD. It just takes training of the mind to put it aside.
Substance abuse can be easily transferred to anything, not just drugs and alcohol. There are people addicted to all sorts of things. Even Robert Palmer was addicted to love.

Anyway that's why it is said that once people are alcoholics they are forever alcoholics. They will always have an "addictive personality."

Oh and Adam is NOT English. I just asked.
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