Just got back from Europe and thought I would share some.. - Page 3 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Your Blue Room > U2 Vertigo Tour Central 2004 / 2005 / 2006 Archive > Fan Experiences and Tour Photos
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2005, 01:22 PM   #41
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
KUEFC09U2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 8,369
Local Time: 03:50 AM
Re: Re: Re: efc

Quote:
Originally posted by reptile

Hey Kevin,
How many hours left until deadline?!
We probably shouldnt take over this thread discussing the Blues.
Maybe we can catch up on the footy thread sometime.
Im from Skem by the way. Was back in Liverpool last in 2002/3. (at arsenal game when he whom we no longer speak of got the winner)
the deadline has 40 minutes remaining, and it looks like that will be our lot, shame we needed a pacy forward to get past villareal imo
__________________

KUEFC09U2 is offline  
Old 08-04-2005, 06:21 PM   #42
Acrobat
 
stevec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 468
Local Time: 03:50 AM
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: good on you!

Quote:
Originally posted by ShellBeThere


Great story!
Ewan McGregor
The first and only time I've been on a 'fan line' of some sort was to see him, at a film festival in NYC, and I couldn't bring myself to say anything to him as he stood right in front of me. Not that I had more than a couple milliseconds before the pouncing began, and it was lowkey pouncing compared to some scenes I think, but still...it all made me feel funny about asking *anything* of him. Once he was a couple feet away and about to face a gauntlet of photographers (and he had great technique with that) I mumbled something inaudible like 'thanks for all your lovely film work' or somesuch. Then I was afraid I was disturbing when I just stared with a dumbass smitten-seeming smile on my face as he did some tv interview down the carpet, but I'm guessing he's used to that.
I'd like to think in a more casual setting like a pub I'd be brave enough to do a "aren't you...?" deal, especially after a pint or two!
but who knows...
Well if you ever get another chance, say hello to the man - he's very approachable.

As it turns out, he was in Paris not long beforehand, where he visited the "Auld Alliance" pub - a Scottish bar there. By a sheer fluke, I had seen a news report of an incident in the bar involving an English soccer player (won't bore you with detail*) a few days earlier. The TV reporter interviewed the barman, who claimed to have thrown the player out of pub and amazingly, he was a mate of mine who I had lost touch with some time before.

Anyways, I relay the story to Ewan who laughs his ass off and says "A load of shit - he never never even came out from behind the bar", much less throw the soccer player out. I have to salute my friend tho, for having the balls to claim that on national TV.

To say that was a strange week is an understatement!

* For those football fans who remember, it was the much talked about Stan Collymore/Ulrika Jonsson incident!
__________________

stevec is offline  
Old 08-04-2005, 07:03 PM   #43
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
sue4u2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: hatching some plot, scheming some scheme
Posts: 6,628
Local Time: 10:50 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Aardvark747

To step outside the Doctors for a photo, isnt really much to ask in return. He wasnt dying for fucks sake...he has a bad back.
And the headline would say: BONO and WIFE take pictures with fan after treatment at local clinic for: (fill in the blank).

You know how it is: It doesn't have to be true just some paparazzi hiding in a tree or across the street with a zoom lens, and there's the million dollar photo/story.
This man is stalked on a regular basis ... he has to watch his and his families movements very carefully. So does Ali..

L&P1980 did the absolute proper thing...
No matter what, when asked to back off politely, one does.
or should
sue4u2 is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 04:22 AM   #44
Acrobat
 
stevec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Scotland
Posts: 468
Local Time: 03:50 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by sue4u2


And the headline would say: BONO and WIFE take pictures with fan after treatment at local clinic for: (fill in the blank).

You know how it is: It doesn't have to be true just some paparazzi hiding in a tree or across the street with a zoom lens, and there's the million dollar photo/story.
This man is stalked on a regular basis ... he has to watch his and his families movements very carefully. So does Ali..

L&P1980 did the absolute proper thing...
No matter what, when asked to back off politely, one does.
or should
Agreed!

LuvandPeace1980 in the first instance was at least polite enough to ask, but equally, Bono wasn't an ass about not wanting his photo taken either.

Had he been stepping out of a hotel with the band, he would probably have posed for several photos as he does so often. With Ali at his side and given that he was attending a clinic, that particular day was simply not a good day for him.

Both LuvandPeace1980 and Bono displayed good manners - something we are sadly lacking these days in many other respects.
stevec is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 04:41 AM   #45
War Child
 
Dulce de Leche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London
Posts: 986
Local Time: 04:50 AM
Glad your trip went well!

Like everyone else has said, I too think you did the right thing concerning Bono.

That is so random that you saw them in a clinic. I cannot even imagine how shocked you must have be! Blindsided more like it....I'm surprised you could get anything out! No time at all to prepare/think!
Dulce de Leche is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 04:53 AM   #46
New Yorker
 
U2FloridaFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: South Florida
Posts: 2,858
Local Time: 11:50 PM
Good job LuvandPeace1980. It was probably the highlight of your trip!!

I probably wouldn't have had the nerve to even get up and speak to him in that setting. I would've wondered what he was doing there and thought "I'm sure he doesn't want anyone to know about this." It is, however, one of the first times I've heard that Bono has denied a fan a photo (other than when there isn't time and he's being pulled away to go to soundcheck or something).

I can't believe he would just walk into a public clinic like that though and not go in a back door if he was trying to hide something.

The more important issue is "I hope he (or Ali) is OK!!"
You mentioned he looked frail. I hope that's just an extreme word. I normally think of someone much older as being frail. I think he's probably really looking forward to one month in the South of France to recuperate and regenerate.
U2FloridaFan is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 11:32 PM   #47
War Child
 
LuvandPeace1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 727
Local Time: 11:50 AM
not frail more fragile, probably from his back and he seemed hungover too haha..
Believe you me I wanted to leave him alone by the way.
I never ever bother celebrities as I know it sucks in that way being one sometimes. But my chances of meeting Bono in Oz are so slim
He was probably at the clinic getting some X-Rays on his back(as thats what the part he went into was for)
__________________

LuvandPeace1980 is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×