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Old 10-13-2001, 12:13 AM   #16
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I think Bono said somewhere he's only played really drunk once and that was in Paris, but I don't know when.
When his da had gotten him drinking all day. See above.

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Hey Zoomerang: He was drinking the contents in a bottle, if that clears it up more for you.





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Old 10-13-2001, 04:08 AM   #18
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I'm pretty sure Bono's allergy isn't to all alcohol but to certain chemicals that appear in red wine that hasn't been aged enough. So, he can drink whatever he wants, but when he drinks wine it needs to be of a good vintage. But, yeah, the way he found out was he kept falling asleep in odd situations. Here's an article to back me:

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U2's BONO constantly wears sunglasses because he suffers from an allergy to salicylates. The ONE singer has disclosed he has been suffering from the allergy to the substance, which is found in wine amongst other food stuffs, for some time - and the condition causes reddened eyes, as well as some other surprising effects. He says, "It means I lose my voice or I fall asleep in the strangest places, like once on the lighting board for SONIC YOUTH -one of the loudest concerts in the world! "And I get red eyes, which is one of the reasons I wear glasses."
I don't doubt that U2 are sober on stage, and Adam of course went cold turkey after the whole fiasco in Sydney (see U2 at the End of the World for more info on that). But Bono talks a lot about being drunk, so I imagine it's a state he indulges in with some degree of regularity. He mentions that he talks too much when he's drunk in the speech he gave at Harvard earlier this year ("I talk too much when I'm drunk and sometimes even when I'm not"), and I think he also mentions drinking too much (one of his reasons for not being a good role model) in the Charlie Rose interview he did this summer.

Hey, they *are* rock stars, and Irish, after all.

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Old 10-13-2001, 08:35 AM   #19
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They're Irish for gods sake!!!

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Bono's voice is bad enough.
What the hell? Get a hold of yourself.



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Old 10-14-2001, 06:43 AM   #21
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Adam is the only one who doesn't drink!

In the last issue of GQ Bono was totally plastered when he did the interview - they stayed out drinking all night. It's only wine that he doesn't touch.
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Does it really matter if they drink before, during or after? Would this taint your opinion of them?

No matter, it takes a lot of booze to get drunk, so whether they are drinking brew at the gig is really quite irrelevant. As long as they sound good, I don't care, and they *do* sound good, so all of you who still like to complain about Bono's voice lay-off! I'd like to see you on stage sounding that good.

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Bono's voice is bad enough.
WTF?



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