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Old 05-22-2002, 05:09 AM   #1
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Do you think Bono sees thru...

oppurtunistic people and fans that are trying to get next to him for their own selfish gratification, agenda or other self serving reasons?
I think he is keenly aware of their motives usually.
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Old 05-22-2002, 09:13 AM   #2
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I hope so, but I don't think so. He's too nice and I think he gives people too much of the benefit of the doubt even when they don't deserve it. I do think Bono has been taken advantage of and will continue to be.

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Old 05-23-2002, 02:37 AM   #3
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When I won a trip to stay at the clarence, i spoke to some people there and they told me that unfortuantely u2 always have these people hanging off them, hanging around, that are just there to do the sort of thing you're talking about Diamond.

People will always take advantage but Im sure as desire said, they probably are used to it by now and just put up with it and then move them along.
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Old 05-23-2002, 03:22 AM   #4
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When I won a trip to stay at the clarence, i spoke to some people there and they told me that unfortuantely u2 always have these people hanging off them, hanging around, that are just there to do the sort of thing you're talking about Diamond.

People will always take advantage but Im sure as desire said, they probably are used to it by now and just put up with it and then move them along.
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My pt. exactly.
Like the way Bono will put a lameass reporter in check during a press conference w a comment or a polite follow up question .
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quickly dissmissing a fan after ascetaining that fan's motives as not genuine.
Something I notice, he seems to have a great read on people and very intuitive.


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I hope so, but I don't think so. He's too nice and I think he gives people too much of the benefit of the doubt even when they don't deserve it. I do think Bono has been taken advantage of and will continue to be.
I agree. He's still friends with Naomi Campbell, isn't he?
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I think Bono is a helluva lot smarter than people give him credit for. If he seems taken advantage of, Id be willing to bet he does so for a reason and not because hes oblivious.
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I think Bono is a helluva lot smarter than people give him credit for. If he seems taken advantage of, Id be willing to bet he does so for a reason and not because hes oblivious.
Well said Sula...I think being in the public eye for 20+ years has taught him a lot about people's true motivations and he is problably able to smell an oportunist a mile away. He knows exactly what he's doing.
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Very well put
Sula and Mrs American Bono.

Its almost like he says silently -"go ahead- think youre getting over on me, use me , youre really not"..
And if the user gets too greedy or becomes blantantly foolish he has them quickly and politely "dismissed".

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or uh,

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Old 05-24-2002, 05:36 AM   #13
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It'd be hard to try and manipulate a man who used to be called 'The AntiChrist'.

Who's that playing disc throw with Bono??? What's happening?

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Good point,Foray.
What's happening there is Bono after recoginizing one fan's motives, and pulling him up, inquiring if he was ok, then asking him to remain on stage w/him, and close the show, requested that the fan pick him up,(twice) thats all.
The fan was humbled by the event.
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I am glad Bono accurately recognized that fan's motives.
Case in point.


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Old 05-24-2002, 09:59 AM   #15
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The only reason why I posted your photos was it seemed they contradicted the point you were trying to make:

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oppurtunistic people and fans that are trying to get next to him for their own selfish gratification, agenda or other self serving reasons?
I understand his willingness to pull you onstage for one show, but then to read your "open letter" made me think that you were up there for more than one show, ran around the heart, got tackled by someone, etc. etc. etc.

As much as I would hope that your photos proved your point, they just seem to contradict it, that's all.

Anyway - I am leaving for your beautiful city tonight and hope to bake in the dry heat that you refer to...

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