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Old 10-10-2005, 07:18 PM   #41
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I think if Bono knew what really happened, he'd be sorry. I think it is a BIG misunderstanding on his part, and if we all look at it that way, that people DO make mistakes, it can be forgotten

I am sorry it had to happen to such a big fan like you, Chris, but perhaps it'll just prove that Bono is HUMAN afterall.
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:23 PM   #42
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Even if you were making a call, his response was totally unjustified. Like others have said, we all pay out the nose for these tickets and if you want to take a picture, make a phone call, you can do it.



for Bono's behavior that night

Thank goodness he apologized, but still.

And to how you handled it. I would've 1) stood there in shock, and/or 2) started crying. And I would get over it but it would always taint my image of him.

Either he was having a bad night or sometimes his ego is more fragile than we think.
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:23 PM   #43
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Is there any way we can get a sign made for someone to hold up tonight referencing this and maybe we could get a reaction?

"Bono, don't break my cell phone.' might do the trick.

Anyone have anyone in line we could call?

And on the flip side, you're in eternal U2 history and lore for unique things that have happened at the hallowed grounds that are MSG. I know some people who would be jealous of your experience.
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"I'm not calling, it's a camera!!!!"

Although does MSG allow cameras? He might be pissed about that too.
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Look, the whole incident was unfortunate, but this is where things start getting overblown in this forum.

Have none of you ever done something you might have regreted later? Maybe said something to a loved one that you shouldn't have because maybe you were having a bad day? If you make a mistake a work (where you're being paid) do expect to get fired or would you want that mistake to be harped on for weeks on end.

Come on now. Next thing you know people will be starting online petitions, picketing outside the venue with signs. Will this have to be relived now for shows to come. He specifically said "Where is the guy I yelled at" apologized to him in front of everyone.

I'm sorry it happened, guess what, I'm sure Bono is too.
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"I'm not calling, it's a camera!!!!"

Although does MSG allow cameras? He might be pissed about that too.
Bono is a grumpy old man LOL i thought LArry was the grumpy one
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Have none of you ever done something you might have regreted later? Maybe said something to a loved one that you shouldn't have because maybe you were having a bad day?

I'm sorry it happened, guess what, I'm sure Bono is too.
Of course we all do. And of course he's sorry. But that doesn't change how I would feel if my hero yelled that at me in front of 20K people at a concert I paid good money to attend.
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Oh, the Ubiquitous Cell Phone. Who wouldn't be pissed off by those devices. What technology has given us and how Bono incorporated into his show has come back to bite him. Hey, everyone has a bad day every now and then. He apologized so it no a non issue as far as I'm concerned. The person who had this happen to him will be laughing about this in years to come.
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This just goes to show that one should never put Bono up so high on a pedestal that he can't fall off it.

The man is human and must have been having a rough day.

But he should have used a bit more discretion in scolding someone he thought merited it.

Sorry you were on the receiving end of this man's anger - it is an awesome and fearsome thing to witness (thank god it hasn't happened to me but I've heard stories).

Thanks for trying to clear things up.
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Have none of you ever done something you might have regreted later? Maybe said something to a loved one that you shouldn't have because maybe you were having a bad day? If you make a mistake a work (where you're being paid) do expect to get fired or would you want that mistake to be harped on for weeks on end.

Yes I have. And when I do something hurtful and stupid I've been called on it too, which is what is happening here also. Bono shouldn't get a free pass for boorish behaviour just because he's Bono. No one's gonna fire him and it hasn't been harped on for weeks (hell, it just happened a few days ago).

If he can be praised for the good things he does he should be able to be criticised for the stupid things he does as well.
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i'm sorry chris.

at least you were still able to enjoy the show. it was probably his egomaniac rock star tendencies popping up again. at least he apologized, i guess.

i don't have to worry about bono yelling at me at my show in november, because i'll be too far away for him to see me. hehe
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Yes I have. And when I do something hurtful and stupid I've been called on it too, which is what is happening here also. Bono shouldn't get a free pass for boorish behaviour just because he's Bono. No one's gonna fire him and it hasn't been harped on for weeks (hell, it just happened a few days ago).

If he can be praised for the good things he does he should be able to be criticised for the stupid things he does as well.
There's a difference between being called on it and starting to talk about taking signs to the shows or having other fans saying things to him about it. If the fan who this happened to wanted to say something then fine, but this didn't happen to any of us.
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Looks like some people who try to change the world are really trying to change the world within themselves. Hey, wait, that sounds like an old lyric...Bono himself has admitted he has a temper and is not necessarily the turn-the-other-cheek kind of person to which he aspires. Here we have yet another example of that. Anyone remember Andy Dick once telling Conan that Bono threw a drink at him when he thought Andy was taking the piss by asking "so that song 'running to stand still' what was that about ? your wife or something like that ?"
Then he allegedly came back and apologized to him.
Big baby. But then again, he is one of the few rock stars who would apologize publicly, and one of the only rock stars who would come out and talk to fans waiting in line. Complex creature, this Bono.
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Awww thats terrible i'm sorry this happened to you

If Bono ever scolded me i would probably just end up crying...
And be angry at Bono which i never have been...but always a first time

Anyways like people have said the man is only human maybe he was having an off day or something...i'm sure he regrets it now.
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Geez. I'm very sorry this happened to you. I'd probably do a combination of what Rose and Ouizy said - first burst into tears, then throw the phone at him and finally, I'd probably make an awful comment about his hair .
If it helps, try to keep in mind that Bono has a history of overreacting sometimes. One classic example often discussed here is the Save the Yuppie free concert in San Francisco where he went off on a guy for holding a sign that said SFU2, forgetting he was in San Francisco and thinking the SF stood for Sinn Fein.

Yes, look at it this way, at least you and San Francisco have something in common now .

Seriously, that sucks that that happened to you Chris. You seem like a really nice guy and I'm glad you posted an explanation . I'm glad you got an apology too.
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our high school football team played south forsyth the other night, and their band/color guard had tons of signs and flags with the big "SF"...I thought of Bono...
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Look, the whole incident was unfortunate, but this is where things start getting overblown in this forum.

Have none of you ever done something you might have regreted later? Maybe said something to a loved one that you shouldn't have because maybe you were having a bad day? If you make a mistake a work (where you're being paid) do expect to get fired or would you want that mistake to be harped on for weeks on end.

Come on now. Next thing you know people will be starting online petitions, picketing outside the venue with signs. Will this have to be relived now for shows to come. He specifically said "Where is the guy I yelled at" apologized to him in front of everyone.

I'm sorry it happened, guess what, I'm sure Bono is too.


He probably feels like a big idiot. Like I did after posting in the video thread about this before I read this thread .
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I'm ALL for the SIGN idea!!!!
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:55 PM   #59
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Sounds like Bono was being a prick. I don't care if he was talking on the phone. If he wants to let him. It's nothing to get all pissy about.
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hmmm...the idea of bono being a mean old rockstar is a real turn off to me.
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