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An Cat Gav 09-01-2006 04:05 AM

"What a wan#er you have for president!"
 
Anyone remember the MTV europe awards in Paris I think(although for some reason I keep thinking "Rotterdam")?
U2 collected an award for best group or something, it was around the time of Passengers.
France had just carried out nuclear tests in the Pacific and Bono was not happy!!
An angry Bono shouted thus from the podium:
"What a night, what a city, what a crowd....WHAT A BOMB!!! WHAT A WANKER YOU HAVE FOR PRESIDENT!!! What are you gonna do about it?? Teeelllll me you're gonna do something about it!!! Next year, let's not give this (his award) to Jacques Chirac!!! "
It was brilliant, so funny! I was watching it yesterday on video, and noticed the brilliant expression of shock on Adam's face. Adam is standing behind Bono and was clearly not expecting Bono's outburst!! It is absolutely priceless, has anyone else spotted Adam's horror?
Brilliant TV and a great U2 and Bono moment! I want to see more of this from our hero!!

Zooropean103 09-01-2006 07:08 AM

I've seen this several times on TV and always wanted to download it. Could somebody help me?

Pero 09-01-2006 07:11 AM

it was 1994.
I believe zooropa was best alternative album.
I think it was idiot,not wanker

Axver 09-01-2006 07:18 AM

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Originally posted by Pero
I think it was idiot,not wanker
No, it was wanker.

YBORCITY 09-01-2006 08:15 AM

Not to derail the thread or anything, but when I read the Title of it I couldn't help but think that you were discussing our current (US) President.








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An Cat Gav 09-01-2006 08:35 AM

It was definitely wanker! :-)
And I'm sure deep in his heart Bono KNOWS that he wants to call Mr Bush a wanker too!! :wink:

Bonochick 09-01-2006 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Pero
it was 1994.
I believe zooropa was best alternative album.
I think it was idiot,not wanker

It was definitely wanker, not idiot. I have it on tape somewhere. I don't think they won for an album either, I think they just won for best group. I know it wasn't 1994, because I didn't become a fan until 1995...so I know it was sometime after then. I think they just won something like Best Band, because Bono said something like, "U2 didn't put out an album, U2 didn't go on tour...that must be the trick."

Peterrrrr 09-01-2006 09:55 AM

I saw this on tv for some while ago, didnt find it on youtube. Some here must have it? Plese upload it :)

An Cat Gav 09-01-2006 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Bonochick


It was definitely wanker, not idiot. I have it on tape somewhere. I don't think they won for an album either, I think they just won for best group. I know it wasn't 1994, because I didn't become a fan until 1995...so I know it was sometime after then. I think they just won something like Best Band, because Bono said something like, "U2 didn't put out an album, U2 didn't go on tour...that must be the trick."

Pretty sure it was 96 or possibly 95, it was after Passengers.

bridgit 09-01-2006 10:26 AM

It was the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards. They won for Best Group. They won the 1994 Best Alternative Album grammy for Zooropa.

Bonochick 09-01-2006 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bridgit
It was the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards.
That sounds about right. They had the single for "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" out in 1995, too, which I think is why their name was up for nomination.

djerdap 09-01-2006 11:25 AM

Yeah, that was the time when Bono had some balls.
He recieved last year some award from the same "wanker"...
Hypocricy,maybe???

last unicorn 09-01-2006 11:43 AM

No, it's cool that the wanker had to give Bono this award.

Headache in a Suitcase 09-01-2006 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by djerdap
Hypocricy,maybe???
a tad

Kildare 09-01-2006 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by djerdap
Yeah, that was the time when Bono had some balls.
He recieved last year some award from the same "wanker"...
Hypocricy,maybe???

No, that's not hypocrisy... hypocrisy would be if Bono then conducted a nuclear test akin to what France did.

Lemonfix 09-01-2006 02:54 PM

U2 won an 1995 EMA for HMTMKMKM I believe, as I remember hearing about it on Mtv News at the time.

As for hypocricy...Bono needs the help of Chirac and the leaders of the richest countries to assist in African aid. Calling out world leaders today wouldn't prove Bono "has balls," it would prove that he's willing to gamble the well-being of millions of Africans for a chance to seem "cool" to certain fans.

And honestly, Bono of 11 years ago and Bono of today most likely have different views of politicians--I think Bono's said more recently that he now understands why some government officials do what they do, even if he doesn't agree with their actions.

U2girl 09-01-2006 03:01 PM

The only thing it would prove is being stupid.

"yeah, you're a w.... but can I have a few million dollars for Africa?"

Bonochick 09-01-2006 03:20 PM

https://www.u2station.com/news/archiv...5/11/index.php

Kildare 09-01-2006 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lemonfix
U2 won an 1995 EMA for HMTMKMKM I believe, as I remember hearing about it on Mtv News at the time.

As for hypocricy...Bono needs the help of Chirac and the leaders of the richest countries to assist in African aid. Calling out world leaders today wouldn't prove Bono "has balls," it would prove that he's willing to gamble the well-being of millions of Africans for a chance to seem "cool" to certain fans.

And honestly, Bono of 11 years ago and Bono of today most likely have different views of politicians--I think Bono's said more recently that he now understands why some government officials do what they do, even if he doesn't agree with their actions.

I agree. It is to Bono's credit that he has the maturity and complexity to not take the easy way out and bash unpopular politicians, but be as diplomatic as possible with the larger goal in mind.

guill 09-01-2006 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by djerdap
Yeah, that was the time when Bono had some balls.


It was just a ridiculous speech, Bono was drunk.


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