LOVE how close they all are! and i agree, beli, that adam seemed at times to be the 'outsider' in the group... but bono & the others refused to let walls be built within the U2 brotherhood. sorta shows their character, ya know?
and yes, the best man thing has always amazed me, too! bono is really good at making maximum impact on people. i can picture the thought process as he mulled over this decision (no shortage of brother-close friends he could've chosen from, right?) but he chose adam... maybe because he was the one who would be the most moved by being chosen... maybe because they all
wanted to make it clear that he was NOT an outsider... maybe adam was the obvious choice to the band and their inner circle, but it seems an amazing choice to fans because adam plays it so cool... sort of aloof... so to an 'outsider,' it would look like he was the 'odd man out' within the band... (besides the whole 'bass players get no respect' angle
no matter the truth behind appearances, BAdam reminds me of what true friendship is about... and that when you love someone like a brother, you never leave him behind... never... no matter what...