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Old 11-16-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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Bono spitting on the Irish flag - around 10 years ago?

I was in work tonight, and the woman I was working with said that one of her friends went right off U2 when she saw them in concert and they spat on the Irish flag. I said that it was strange, maybe it was during SBS, protesting against the IRA and all that (kind of like the speech in Rattle and Hum during SBS).

Anyway, is there any truth to this at all and if so, why?
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Old 11-16-2005, 06:49 PM   #2
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If he did, he shouldn't have. But I am sceptical about this.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:09 PM   #3
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I very much doubt it.
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He may had a frog in his throat...
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A lot of crap.
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It would help to know the concert this supposedly happened at.
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Maybe Bono mistook it for a Sinn-Fein flag.


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I'm sure he spits all the time....it tends to happen when you are singing. Perhaps an Irish flag had the misfortune of being in the line of fire.
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"they" spat on the Irish flag? Who is they? U2 as a whole..?
This never happened, urban myth .
sorry..but your friend is mis-informed or misguided in what she thinks she saw.
Primarily because it would still be in news by critics who would never let it go or rest, don't you think? I do..
Unless you prove it.
pics/articles provide truth.. otherwise
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Who cares? Marilyn Manson burns flags. And as John Hume's Dad used to say, "You can't eat a flag".
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It would help to know the concert this supposedly happened at.
I do apologise, it was supposed to happen at a Brussels gig.

But I do agree, it sounds like complete bollocks to me as well.
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I do apologise, it was supposed to happen at a Brussels gig.

But I do agree, it sounds like complete bollocks to me as well.
Brussels, eh? The funny thing about that is that U2 haven't played in Brussels at any point between the JT Tour (1987-07-08, Vorst National) and the Vertigo Tour (2005-06-10, King Baudouin Stadium).

Your thread title says 'around ten years ago' - well, that was 1995, when U2 didn't tour, and the closest tour dates anywhere in Belgium were:

1992-05-09, Flanders Expo Hall, Gent
1993-05-29, Festival Grounds, Werchter
1997-07-25, Festival Grounds, Werchter

So this definitely stinks of a load of rot.
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Axver, sensational work as ever!!!!!!!!!!
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Who cares? Marilyn Manson burns flags.
'Multiply your death
Divide by sex
Add up the violence and
What do you get?
We are all just stars and we're waiting
We are all just scarred and we're hating
We are all just stars on your burning flag'...
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