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Old 03-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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San Diego: Bono The Prisoner

I'm a bit confused on this one.. at the end of Bullet he puts the blindfold over his eyes and puts his hands over his head while he is kneeling to the ground.. now i read somewhere that hes referring to the extremist groups who are killing people in iraq, but the first time i saw the picture of him in that position (too bad the site that was originally hosting the pics linked off of u2log is now turned private) i thought that he was rerferring to prisoners in guantonamo bay & in iraq held by the united states, and the delcaration of human rights also fits that bill. What do you guys think?
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I'm a bit confused on this one.. at the end of Bullet he puts the blindfold over his eyes and puts his hands over his head while he is kneeling to the ground.. now i read somewhere that hes referring to the extremist groups who are killing people in iraq, but the first time i saw the picture of him in that position (too bad the site that was originally hosting the pics linked off of u2log is now turned private) i thought that he was rerferring to prisoners in guantonamo bay & in iraq held by the united states, and the delcaration of human rights also fits that bill. What do you guys think?
It was an interesting moment. I mean, he's blindfolded, extending his hands, singing "the hands that built America" juxtaposed with Bullet the Blue Sky and he's on his knees. I'd like to think he was making a political statement about current U.S. foreign policy but it's hard to say.
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I definitely thought he was making a statement about both the Guantanamo Bay and Iraqi prisoners. The declaration of human rights text made it pretty clear to me.
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absolutely about the U.S. not Iraqis. No question about it. And it's brillant, as usual, so U2, so Bono.
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Bono on America: the little bits of "Johnny comes marching home," the anti-war trilogy of "Love and Peace," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," & "Bullet": this is his most explicit anti-war statement in a while, and best contained inside the mix of the concert: mixed as it is with his human rights internationalism and pro-Africa statements during the "Pride," "Streets," "One" trilogy later: what a Bono, so spontaneous yet serious, poetic yet funky, gospel yet goofy: how long must we sing this song?
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Nearly this whole thing seems to work in trilogies, with a few exceptions.

Boy - The Electric Co, An Cat Dubh, Into the Heart
Anti-War - Love and Peace or Else, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet the Blue Sky
Songs that just rock - Zoo Station, The Fly, Elevation
Africa - Pride, Streets, One
God - All Because of You, Yahweh, 40
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its nice to see that bono still has the balls to make political statements. i don't think they made ANY significant statements in Elevation other than maybe anti-gun violence (which still was not as serious as this statement IMO).
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you're right, there is no way he could be refering to the guys taking prisoners and then beheading them. and definately not those commiting genocide in western Sudan. he must be refering to the US.
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You should all just listen to the Gerry Adams radio interview. He specifically talks about what it meant.

That should quell this debate pretty quickly.
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I need to see/ hear what Mr. Adams has said
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The interview was with Bono, Edge and Paul M. (right after the show). You can hear what Bono has to say, not Gerry Adams.
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The interview was with Bono, Edge and Paul M. (right after the show). You can hear what Bono has to say, not Gerry Adams.
I think it's quite important to point out here that the interviewer was Gerry Ryan, not the Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams...



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You're right. Thanks.
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Nearly this whole thing seems to work in trilogies, with a few exceptions.

Boy - The Electric Co, An Cat Dubh, Into the Heart
Anti-War - Love and Peace or Else, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet the Blue Sky
Songs that just rock - Zoo Station, The Fly, Elevation
Africa - Pride, Streets, One
God - All Because of You, Yahweh, 40
LOL, "Songs that just rock" trilogy. Good observation.
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gerry adams interviewing bono, now that's something i would pay to see.
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Ramblin, do you have a link or lead or transcript to this interview. I'd love to hear Bono talk about it. Thanks,
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can somebody just post what Bono said it was all about for those of us w/no audio?
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Blind-folded routine (clue 1), Bullet... (clue 2), human rights declaration (clue 3).

a point about the US adminstration.
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Blind-folded routine (clue 1), Bullet... (clue 2), human rights declaration (clue 3).

a point about the US adminstration.
Did you listen to what Bono said in the interview?
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