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Old 07-07-2002, 09:36 PM   #1
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bono ever give up the shades?

let's see, nov. 1991-july 2002
nearly 11 years of the spectacles.
maybe time to retire them and just let those honest blue eyes do the wowing.
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Maybe he can get a haircut and a shave while he's at it.
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Nah...I think he's fine the way he is!

I would like to these those beautiful blue eyes a little more, but I really like the shades too.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:21 AM   #5
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I love Bono with glasses and especially how it piss everyone off that he wears them, everyone meaning people that arent fans like pm, presidents and people that dont know anything about him. They can be annoying tho because his eyes are so pritty!
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LOL @ how people keep picking on his gear and expecting him to look like some yuppie businessman- he is a rock star, and he is free to do what he wants. I think sometimes he wears the shades because they DO piss people off and he will continue to wear them as long as he thinks they do

Me, I prefer the eyes, and he did show them to us on the tour by taking the shades off after the third song. I got to see them closeup in the spotlight and it was quite a thrill.

I love his hair too. I think the way he dresses is in-your-face cool, and the very people he is flying in the face of is those stuck in the old fashioned rut of convention and what 40 year old men are 'supposed' to look like. Good for you Bono, rock on, stay cool!
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I like him either way, with shades or showing off the baby blues, with any hair o no hair, in jeans or in leathers...I'm easy to please.
But I think he his eyes must be used to the shades now, making him sensitive to bright lights.
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I read somewhere once that he does wear the shades for the media and that most pics you see of him without them are by fans or candid shots and not posed ones. His eyes must not be bothered by light since he did perform all but 3 songs without the shades on the Elevation tour. I don't think he wears them just sitting around his house watching TV or reading. I think he wears them outside to protect his eyes, but you do see a lot of pics of him inside (Jeffrey Sachs dinner thing) and outside on a cloudy day on his on time (walking and kissing with Ali in NYC) at parties (posed with fans in Las Vegas, letting Gwen Stefani put them on at the after Grammy party, other aftershow parties) without the shades. I can think of lots of other examples too. I have lots of pics of him without the shades. If a politician or newsman is around, you better believe he'll have them on though!
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...what NicaMom said!!

And it occurs to me that his eyes recently have looked slightly "magnified" by his glasses, so maybe he needs them to actually SEE with....not uncommon for a middle-aged person to require prescription lenses...maybe he started out just wearing the Fly shades for coolness and then over time, actually needs to wear specs to see....
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Old 07-08-2002, 11:46 AM   #10
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You got a good point ballykissangel, he might be wearing prescription shades.
It might be easier than wearing contact lenses or having surgery, we now how man are big babies when it comes to health issues!
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I've heard that too, but how would that explain how he's able to see without them when he's not wearing them, like at the shows? I saw him reading people's signs and a lyrics sheet on the floor with no shades on. His eyesight must not be too bad!
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Old 07-08-2002, 12:41 PM   #12
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Maybe he can get a haircut and a shave while he's at it.

........Bono-stubbles.........*wants.to.touch*
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QUOTE]Originally posted by U2Kitten
I've heard that too, but how would that explain how he's able to see without them when he's not wearing them, like at the shows? I saw him reading people's signs and a lyrics sheet on the floor with no shades on. His eyesight must not be too bad! [/QUOTE]

Oh, yeah. I've forgotten why I posted actually.
I don't think that he sees bad without glasses and I've never heard that rumour. I think that it is just for coolness and maybe because it is already a habit of him to go into public with them on. Other people need to have hats on all the time! ( ) Though they look hot as well when they don't wear anything----on their heads.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:29 PM   #14
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OK, since I AM Bono's shades I thought I ought to reply and set the record straight. Bono wears shades because his beautiful blue eyes have such a devastating effect on women that it became necessary for him to keep them covered most of the time to prevent mass hysteria.
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Old 07-08-2002, 01:50 PM   #15
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Bono's Shades you may just be right! Those eyes are lethal weapons!

I think he does wear the shades partly because they annoy people, and if I were him and read this thread, I would keep wearing them and grow my hair and stubbly beard just because of what some of you said LOL! He is stubborn! The media is always ragging on his shades, some guys say they hate them and want to take them off and smash them. That's just the kind of thing that's going to make him want to keep wearing them!

If we want to know if they're prescription just ask Mr. Le_Mon. He traded shades with Bono and wore them himself, so he'd know!!
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I think he does wear the shades partly because they annoy people, and if I were him and read this thread, I would keep wearing them and grow my hair and stubbly beard just because of what some of you said LOL! He is stubborn!
Certainly he is.
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I think Bono looked really spiff during the Elevation tour and on the Africa tour with O'Neill. IMO he hasn't looked that good since ZooTV. Just my opinion, of course. I don't think he needs to change anything---not even the shades! He must really like them otherwise he wouldn't wear them all the time--or much of the time.
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Old 07-08-2002, 05:28 PM   #20
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I believe he wears them to hide the fact that his eyes are often bloodshot from allergies and also, as one magazine put it "to cover the impressive bags under his eyes" You'll notice when he is photographed with them off he often uses his fingers to make a little shade on the one eye. (Like when Gwen was trying on his glasses, in a pic with Elvis Costello early in the tour, etc.)

While I, personally, would prefer to see those lovely eyes, he does look younger with them on so that might be one of the reasons. Dark shades are also a very common way for older stars to hide the fact that their arms are getting too short to read small print
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