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Offline Vorsprung

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Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:10:45 AM »
I was on the catwalk rail near the main stage last night (5/22) in Chicago. Bono’s fall at the beginning of LOH was more than a “stumble on the barricade floor,” as the tour page suggests. After the others had walked down the steps to the main stage and begun the opening chords of LOH, Bono, walking backwards right above us, disappeared backwards down the same steps. A moment later, we could see the side of his face touch the catwalk floor below the bottom step.

He had fallen all the way down the steps! And landed upside-down or sideways at the bottom!

He quickly recovered, appearing after a few seconds up on the walkway at the top of the steps and continuing down the mid-cage walkway as if nothing happened. Weird thing is, the fall happened right on the opening line of the song, “Shouldn’t be here cause I should be dead,” and he somehow managed to keep hold of the mic and more-or-less deliver the line in mid-fall. Something to watch for on Chicago#1 videos.

It could have been bad. I still wonder if he didn’t get a scrape or bruise from it.



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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 06:40:36 AM »
So was his head harder than the ground?

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 06:48:27 AM »
In all seriousness it sounds like a real spill.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 08:30:29 AM »
Rough night. Technical difficulties, cutting songs and Bono takes a spill. Given his physical chalenges in the past, its even more concerning. Hope he's okay.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 12:48:57 PM »
That doesn't look fun, hope it didn't hurt more than his pride.

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Either don't read the comments, or add something positive to them, because people f****** suck. I don't like, say, Justin Bieber, but I don't think sh** like this about him.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 01:38:44 PM »
Wow that looks worse than I had imagined.  Can't read YouTube comments because I am at work (elementary school) and they are all blocked for us. Whew!

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 02:56:56 PM »
Jeez, he went down all those steps backwards.  Glad he's okay!

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 04:32:10 PM »
Bono is a tough bugger. It's all good.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 04:52:17 PM »
He's got nine lives. Who knows how many he's used by now.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2018, 06:03:50 PM »
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So was his head harder than the ground?

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don't bother clicking. This ain't the Chicago Bono falls video.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2018, 06:05:07 PM »
Op, thanks for your actual recap because the fall videos online are kinda dark. You can hear the audience gasp!

ALso, in the actual helpful vid laog posted, looks like the big bodyguard wanted to jump onstage. But maybe their headset said "no need to!" .
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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2018, 07:02:40 AM »
I heard what was said in their headset, 'two cheese burgers', one fries and one coke'.
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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2018, 08:04:32 AM »
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That doesn't look fun, hope it didn't hurt more than his pride.

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Either don't read the comments, or add something positive to them, because people f****** suck. I don't like, say, Justin Bieber, but I don't think sh** like this about him.

Yeah I agree people do suck.  I saw the video of his fall and it looked not very nice and the brutal things people said took my breath away, downright scary that people can think like that.

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 08:50:09 AM »
For all those precious types. Bono is saged, self depreciating Irish man. There is a certain black or gallows humour that is associated with an event like that. Humour is how it is dealt with. He recovered immediately, he's fine. He'll be the first one to mock himself about it.   

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Re: Chicago 5/22 Bono’s fall
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 09:09:34 AM »
If that is in response to the talk about the sh**ty YT comments, I'm guessing you didn't read them. Your jokes on this thread were appropriate. The sh** on YT is beyond nasty.