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Old 05-07-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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Just met Bono in Chicago

Long time lurker, first time poster.

Thanks to this board, I have accomplished a dream. My son, mother and I were able to meet Bono before the soundcheck this afternoon. He signed my CD and said to my son "Who's this little guy?" I told him his name was Hunter and he was two. He shook his hand.

Unfortunately I don't have a shot of this--I was soaking up the moment. Which was shattered when my mom tells him "My daughter has been in love with you since junior high." **blush**

He was really nice, signed a lot of different things, and in a really good mood. He then went to the other side of the driveway and did more meet-and-greet. He had to go because he said they are starting to work on filming for the DVD.

I met some really nice people in line. Everyone was cool--no one screamed or anything. It was just a very cool moment. I still am in shock and probably not being articulate at all. But thanks everyone who posted before about their experiences--it helped so much. Thanks everyone, Thanks Bono, Thanks security guys who let him sign and take photos.

I posted the photos in the tour photo gallery as I don't know how to post them here.


PS/If anyone has photos of Bono shaking hands with my son--he was wearing a cream colored sweater with a hood--please let me know. I'd love to have them and will pay the cost.
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WoW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After 18yrs I met him too...and the edge...

>>>see my thread: http://forum.interference.com/t122271.html
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Old 05-07-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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thanks! I'm still in shock as I get ready to go back tonight. I can't wait to tell my son about his brush with Bono in few years. Congrats to you as well! I bet you'll never forget that day!
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that's right..I never will ...and yes it was and still is so surreal!

Enjoy the show..!


wishes I could be there in chicago..but have to wait till oct..for the philly show....arghhhhhhhhhh! just plain torture!
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aww, that's great!

It's nice that you got to share that moment with your mother and your son

Don't be too hard on your mom, that's what mother's are for (saying the thing that best embarasses you ).

Those are great pictures
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Re: Just met Bono in Chicago

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Unfortunately I don't have a shot of this--I was soaking up the moment. Which was shattered when my mom tells him "My daughter has been in love with you since junior high." **blush**


Congrats on the meet!
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Congratulations on your meeting!! Cool photos, thanks for sharing! I see the cowboy hat has made an appearance.
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Congrats man! I'm for you!

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LMAusten,

sincere congrats. Im envious but in a good way. Can you give another fan some advise?

What time did you get to the arena and what time did he arrive? I have read other postings and am trying to get a fix on when I should get there for a chance to meet Bono & Edge. Also, was he able to greet most fans or were there many disappointed ones?


Hope this wasnt too many questions. Once again, way too go!!!
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Gotta love your Mom for saying that!

Congrats! I'm happy for you! I'm hoping to get a chance again in November.
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That is awesome! How funny that your mom said that... I can see my mum saying the same thing. Congrats to you!
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I just missed Bono by a few minutes this afternoon (he came out WAY TOO EARLY) and I'm reaaly sad about this because I actually have a SPECIAL B-DAY PRESENT FOR BONO WHICH WAS GIVEN ME BY A FRIEND OF HIS!

This person was very glad to know that I could deliver this present to Bono for his b-day because Bono did something very nice for this person for his own b-day and he wanted Bono to know how much he means to him!

I was heartbroken that I couldn't see B today - I ask for all your good thoughts and prayers that I can make this connection on Monday ( 9 May) because this present is all IN THE NAME OF LOVE.

Beautiful pics though.

Bono....
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Thanks for all the good vibes and congrats. U2 fans are the best, for the best band in the world!
I got there @ 2:15 and I think Bono got there @2:30 or so. I'm guessing because we were back in the car by 3. I would say most people were not disappointed. There was probably 50 people there, if that. A good crowd but not overwhelming. There was one guy who wanted his guitar signed and Bono said he did not sign guitars. But most people had CDs, t-shirts, and such--one lady brought a portrait of him that he signed.
Jamila, I hope you can make your connection! Good luck to everyone!
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The present I bring for Bono is something very special and personalized for him - so I pray to God that I can deliver it to him.

MAY YOUR DREAMS BE REALIZED....
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Congrats!!!! I got there at exactly 3 (cause they usually get there for soundcheck around 3 or 4) and was really surprised to find out that they were already there and that I had missed Bono by a half hour. They got there REALLY early. They usually arrive later, especially Bono. Oh well, I still have 3 more chances....
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awww, what a sweet story! congratulations on meeting bono- and happy mother's day to both you AND your mom!
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LMAusten,

It is good to see your posting about yeaterday's meet with Bono. I may have good news for you on that picture, but need about an hour to get my pix back from the developers.

Bono was working his way towards you and Hunter when I snapped the last picture in the camera. More info soon!

Regards,
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Old 05-08-2005, 11:54 AM   #19
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LMAusten -

I just retrieved the pictures. Unfortunately they didn't have you and Hunter in them - the camera was a ratty little disposable with a narrow field of view. Hopefully the dozen other people with cameras caught the moment. <smile> Bono did indeed enjoy meeting the youngest U2 fan at the gate yesterday. Good luck! Maybe an image will turn up before long.


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Old 05-08-2005, 01:04 PM   #20
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Hey, its you! did you get your t-shirt framed yet? That was so cool of him to sign it.
That's ok about the pic. I have faith someone somewhere has it.
Don't forget to post your other pics.
It was good to meet you!
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