Bono & The Paul McGuinness Impersonator - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > U2 Vertigo Tour Central 2004 / 2005 / 2006 Archive > Fan Experiences and Tour Photos
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 62,981
Local Time: 12:17 AM
Bono & The Paul McGuinness Impersonator

To understand my story from last night, first you must get the background information. Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, Tony... "Tono," if you will, of The Unforgettable Fire was invited to the VIP tailgate party before the Wachovia Center show, where he bumped into none other than Paul McGuinness. They talked for about 20 minutes, took a few pictures, and were on their merry way.



Fast forward now to the back of the GA floor at Continental Airlines Arena. Tony and your Esteemed Director didn't feel like waiting all day on the GA line, so were hoping for a little luck, perhaps a string or two to be pulled, to get us into the ellipse. Well that didn't happen, so we just hung out by the sound booth instead. A few songs in, right as Into The Heart is ending and Beautiful Day is beginning, who should venture towards the VIP section (located in front of the sound booth) then none other than Paul McG himself. He spots Tony and comes over to us... ok... comes over to him. I just happened to be with. Anyhoo... Paul talks to us for a few seconds, then reaches into his pocket, fumbling around with some wristbands that he hands to myself, Tony and Tony's girlfriend Dawn, saying only "here.. go into the heart." He waves, shakes our hands, and walks into the VIP section.
So we're all jumping up and down... we rush over to the entrance to the ellipse...
... where we're immediately shot down by the security guard. Paul gave us the wrong wrist bands... the ones we already had, not the ones that light up under the backlight. We attempt to tell the guy that Paul McGuinness gave them to us, to which he gave a sarcastic look and said something along the lines of "yea right... " and told us to go back to the main floor.
Needless to say... if Paul McGuinness himself can't get you into the Ellipse, I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

__________________

Headache in a Suitcase is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Numb1075's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Posts: 11,382
Local Time: 12:17 AM
That's pretty unbelievable.

Were people mobbing "Tono" thinking he was Bono?
__________________

Numb1075 is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
ONE
love, blood, life
 
dsmith2904's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Just keep me where the light is
Posts: 12,290
Local Time: 10:17 PM
Now you know the ellipse is hard to get into if even Paul can't get the proper bands.

Sorry you didn't get into the ellipse, but that's a damn great story regardless.
dsmith2904 is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
New Yorker
 
EPandAmerica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,633
Local Time: 12:17 AM


Oh my gosh I would have been so dissapointed but it is still very cool that he tried.
EPandAmerica is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 10:16 AM   #5
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 62,981
Local Time: 12:17 AM
it looked as if paul had tipped back a few mcguinnesses, if ya know what i'm sayin'...
Headache in a Suitcase is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 10:18 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: gone
Posts: 17,902
Local Time: 11:17 PM
paul was always quite the prankster
Chizip is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 11:24 AM   #7
War Child
 
NYRangers78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: THE BRONX NEW YORK GOD BLESS AMERICA
Posts: 540
Local Time: 12:17 AM
seen unforgettable fire a bunch of times in mcgilligans in yonkers and have even given tono a few u2 bootlegs ...they kick ass and its crazy to see how people react to him when hes onstage signing and doing all the mannerisms bono does...there site is www.uf2.com
NYRangers78 is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 12:24 PM   #8
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Numb1075's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Posts: 11,382
Local Time: 12:17 AM
You're preaching to the choir !! Tono has Bono down pat. Headache is sort of like UFs Paul McGuiness
Numb1075 is offline  
Old 05-18-2005, 02:20 PM   #9
Blue Crack Addict
 
joyfulgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 16,651
Local Time: 11:17 PM
great story
joyfulgirl is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 03:36 PM   #10
War Child
 
PaleBlueDot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 662
Local Time: 12:17 AM
Needless to say... if Paul McGuinness himself can't get you into the Ellipse, I guess it just wasn't meant to be.


Hmmm. He gave me one, but it was really late and they had already put away the blacklights. I have a blacklight at home, I should check it out....If McGuinness is giving out bad wristbands, someone ought to tell him lol.
PaleBlueDot is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 04:39 PM   #11
ONE
love, blood, life
 
one4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Bono's Sleeves
Posts: 12,541
Local Time: 12:17 AM
Re: Bono & The Paul McGuinness Impersonator

Quote:
Originally posted by Headache in a Suitcase
Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, Tony... "Tono," if you will, of The Unforgettable Fire was invited to the VIP tailgate party before the Wachovia Center show, where he bumped into none other than Paul McGuinness.

Paul Mcguinness was tailgaiting
one4u2 is offline  
Old 05-19-2005, 05:09 PM   #12
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Tempe, Az USA
Posts: 12,856
Local Time: 10:17 PM
this is pure db9sexyness
__________________

diamond is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×