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Old 11-22-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Recent Boat Theft

From Willie's wonderful diary, about the night after the Brisbane show:

"We did a runner back to the Versace Mansion after the show, all relieved to have got the ball rolling again. There was a nice hospitality set up at the hotel, right on a deck overlooking the harbour. It was a beautiful night, full moon, the whole bit. By about 4am there were just a few of us left up; Bono, me and half a dozen of the female tour staff. It was decided that we should go for a night stroll, so we headed to the marina. Sadly, there was a large security gate between us and the boats, secured with an electronic lock. As a joke we started trying our hotel room keys in the lock and to our surprise and delight one of them opened the gate. Striding along the jetties between the enormous private yachts, Bono was asserting “you know, you’d be surprised how many people leave the keys in the boats”, so I knew trouble was brewing. It turned out that on the Gold Coast keys are not necessarily left so liberally strewn around boat yards, so it looked for a while like we were going nowhere, but by this time the idea of being out on the inky black water was so delicious that there was no going back. In the end the only vessel we could find to liberate was a small rubber dinghy, no bigger than a bathtub. Telling ourselves that it’s not the size that counts, we gleefully jumped in and squeaked by the gigantic yachts either side. There were just three of us in the little boat, Bono, Catriona and me, slipping through the water and out into the vast blackness of the harbour. It was almost perfectly still, the moon behind streaky clouds, and not a sound to be heard other than the swish of the oars through the rippling water and the distant cries of “Are ye feckin’ mad or WHAT…?” coming from our friends on the rapidly receding quayside. In the midst of this idyll I was overcome by a sense of great nostalgia. I haven’t been involved in any major boat-stealing since the headed days of Zoo TV. (And don’t worry, we put it back after the sun came up.)"
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Ah to be Catriona ( or even Willie) slipping through the water with Bono at the oars. Arrrrh!
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What is it with Bono and stealing boats?!
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Old 11-22-2006, 11:50 PM   #4
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OMG thats so damn funny!! am I missing out on other wonderful stories like this on u2.com..if so damn..but HAHAHA
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Brilliant! Thanks biff
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Damn, they have the best fun!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2006, 01:28 AM   #7
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Willie's diary is the only thing I want that lies behind the subscription wall at U2.com.

I guess someone would get in trouble if they reprinted each one here, right?
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Ah to be Catriona ( or even Willie) slipping through the water with Bono at the oars. Arrrrh!

Agreed!!!...Id LOVE to be part of that crew or staff!!!!
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:43 AM   #9
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Bono and his boat stealing thing!

Interesting tho, that the hotel cards opened the lock
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:51 AM   #10
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I bet it'd be great fun to hang out with them all one night/day.
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Trust Bono to get the master key!

what a lark! love it!
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #13
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Thanks for posting. Funny
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Old 11-23-2006, 07:40 PM   #14
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Would someone please buy Bono a boat.....


But oh, the thought of being out there with him on the black waters all alone...
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Would someone please buy Bono a boat.....


But oh, the thought of being out there with him on the black waters all alone...
No, no, no, you miss the point. It's all about the stealing. Thank god Bono does his joy riding in boats and not cars. It's Bono's last bit of juvenile delinquency and he hangs on to it. They had to make a run for it from the cops in France once and Bono got away but some of his friends got caught so he had to go down and apologize and straighten things out the next day. He always owns up though and didn't leave anyone holding the bag. See, that's the kind of Bono moment I'd like to have, just hanging out after a show, stealing boats or talking til dawn.

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Does anybody have more quotes about Bono and his boat 'borrowing' obsesion?
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Let's just hope he doesn't get arrested or lost or whatever.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:18 AM   #20
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lets hope he does get arrested for something, and has to stay in the country for months (knowing our slow legal system) while getting tried plenty of bono stalking then!

* in Australia that is
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