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Old 07-25-2006, 11:54 PM   #1
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Was Bono drunk during some performances of ZOO TV?

Most of his sayings were kinda slurred, or awkward... and he flailed his arms around a lot during songs...
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I think the slurring was part of the act, sleazy drunk rock star
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That was part of his so called schtick....and maybe, just maybe a little alcohol rendered. Don't forget he was the Fly.
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I'm sure there was a fair amount of drinking but I wouldn't say there were a lot of beligerant drunk performances.

But I have to laugh because most of your reasoning fumbling speech and arms flailing are pretty natural for Bono.
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I'm sure there was a fair amount of drinking but I wouldn't say there were a lot of beligerant drunk performances.

But I have to laugh because most of your reasoning fumbling speech and arms flailing are pretty natural for Bono.

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judging by this list, id say its highly probable

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I remember a Bono quote from last year where he said he's only performed drunk once in his career.

I knew to place that one in the "Bono says a lot of things" file.

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Jesus chrimity, look at all that alcohol...
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I remember a Bono quote from last year where he said he's only performed drunk once in his career.

I knew to place that one in the "Bono says a lot of things" file.

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Then again, Bono's definition of drunk may differ from most.
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Why does this sound like one of the questions MattFromNYC would ask?
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It's very unprofessional and rude to the fans to perform drunk and I don't think Bono would ever do it twice. He's said he's only done it once.
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I doubt he was drunk, listen to the speeches he made during the Zoo Tv shows. Much more interesting and coherent than those during the vertigo tour. He wouldnt have been able to do that if he was hammered.
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I don't think Bono would perform totally drunk. There is possibly some alcohol involved in one show or the other, but drunk .. I think his outpoor of adrenaline is enough to keep him high for hours. And I also think him acting "drunk" is actually his real behaviour. Bless him.

Now you got me really curious: Which show, according to Bono's confession, was a drunk performance?
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I'm sure there was a fair amount of drinking but I wouldn't say there were a lot of beligerant drunk performances.

But I have to laugh because most of your reasoning fumbling speech and arms flailing are pretty natural for Bono.
exactly he did the same during elevation and vertigo...lots of flailing, falling, tripping, forgetfulness, stumbling,awkwardness, I wouldn't doubt he had a few drinks but I think its mostly just him.....clumbsy bono
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I doubt he was drunk, listen to the speeches he made during the Zoo Tv shows. Much more interesting and coherent than those during the vertigo tour. He wouldnt have been able to do that if he was hammered.
My thoughts xactly!
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Sometimes he was hung over from partying the night before, but I doubt he actually performed drunk.
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And then again, who cares?

He did great, drunk or not.
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I wouldn't mind, provided that the concert wouldn't be ruined by his drunk performance

It's nothing new, I mean, almost every classic band (from Beatles onwards, and even before, in Jazz times most of artists like Coltrane, Davis, Parker, etc performed stoned or drunk) has performed with the influence of drugs and alcohol, some more, some less
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Now you got me really curious: Which show, according to Bono's confession, was a drunk performance?
Washington DC in 1992 mayby? :P From watching the bootleg he seems a bit more "on" that night compared to the other shows.
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