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U2 => The Band => Topic started by: m2 on December 21, 2008, 10:05:53 PM

Title: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: m2 on December 21, 2008, 10:05:53 PM
Has Bono gone all Michael Stipe on us with the eyeliner? :)
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: mattyk on December 21, 2008, 10:26:56 PM
Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I actually don't mind it. It looks quite cool, actually, rough and smudged on, not properly applied like eyeliner usually is.

Also, the bowler hat with the dark glasses looks awesome!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 21, 2008, 10:32:44 PM
It does look rather cool... I wouldn't have guessed it (seriously, a 48-year-old Irishman in eyeliner?), but it suits him somehow!  ;D
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: achtungchild on December 21, 2008, 10:46:29 PM
I don't think it was necessary, but I'm glad they're reinventing themselves.  ;D
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: achtungchild on December 21, 2008, 10:47:47 PM
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Has Bono gone all Michael Stipe on us with the eyeliner? :)

Oh, btw it's called "guyliner", not "eyeliner"  ;) or perhaps in this case "bonoliner".
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 21, 2008, 11:00:18 PM
Maybe they'll start marketing it... "U2Eyeline"!  ;)
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Joe90usa on December 21, 2008, 11:34:16 PM
Maybe he'll paint his entire head like Stipe was doing for a while.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 22, 2008, 12:48:21 AM
New look, not bad, with the short hair and the guyliner. Creative and artistic.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Northern Star on December 22, 2008, 04:53:16 AM
Like the look, and Bono does suit the guyliner.  I've always liked singers wearing it - Marc Bolan, Adam Ant, Michael Stipe and now Bono!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Starfish on December 22, 2008, 07:54:16 AM
I don't like it  :(
Midlife crisis?
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: u2yooper on December 22, 2008, 08:43:10 AM
I'm not crazy about it, but he looks great in a suit jacket for a change.  Maybe the eyeliner is him reinventing himself again, ala macphisto.  I'm going to take it as an indication of an edgier style for the band and hence, the music, and not just a predilection for his wife's makeup. 
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Malachi on December 22, 2008, 08:55:06 AM
Not sure about the eyeliner. :-\ But those Glasses look awsome, and the hat. 8)
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Northern Star on December 22, 2008, 09:21:54 AM
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I'm not crazy about it, but he looks great in a suit jacket for a change.  Maybe the eyeliner is him reinventing himself again, ala macphisto.  I'm going to take it as an indication of an edgier style for the band and hence, the music, and not just a predilection for his wife's makeup. 

Yeah I think it's all part of a re-invention which is exactly what U2 need for their next album
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Boom Cha! on December 22, 2008, 10:53:24 AM
I'm not too shocked Bono's doing this. If it was any other band member I would be.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on December 22, 2008, 11:46:24 AM
The funny thing is I've kind of always been drawn to rockers who sport the guyliner, but I don't really know if I like it on Bono.  Must just be because I'm not used to it.  If he had been wearing it from the beginning it probably would have made me love him even more!  Not sure yet how I feel about it....change is good, right?  ???
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Starfish on December 22, 2008, 11:51:05 AM
Not always.
I wonder if his kids get picked on at school for their dad wearing eyeliner  ;)
The man has gorgeous eyes, no need for lines. On another thought, do you think that means that he's losing the shades? No point having both, right?
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on December 22, 2008, 11:55:10 AM
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On another thought, do you think that means that he's losing the shades? No point having both, right?

I don't know, didn't he have the eyeliner and shades on in the Christmas video they just did for (red)wire?
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: StrongGirl on December 22, 2008, 11:57:38 AM
I'm not crazy about it on him. It worked for pals Gavin and Guggi in the Virgin Prunes. But I do admire a person who tries different things! That is a good quality in my opinion.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Dark Angel on December 22, 2008, 12:32:28 PM
I like it! and remember his buddies in the Prunes dressed up and wore make up its bound to come out of him at some point!

 :)

Becides I am attracted to guys with guyliner and tattoos!

Avenges Sevenfold *drools*

*edit*

I forgot to read the second page again and StrongGirl has already said it LOL sorry!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Vox on December 22, 2008, 02:15:12 PM
Didn't Bono wear eyeliner on the Achtung Baby album cover? (not in drag, either)
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Northern Star on December 22, 2008, 03:03:04 PM
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Didn't Bono wear eyeliner on the Achtung Baby album cover? (not in drag, either)

Think he did, and he also wore eye shadow
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Nielsen on December 22, 2008, 04:00:30 PM
Why does the eyeliner remind me of the film Clockwork Orange >.< At least it tells me that Bono isn't going to 100% Bono this year  ;D
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: bellydancer on December 22, 2008, 05:01:24 PM
That khol black liner is fine by me.  I think it would be a screaming mid-life crisis thing if he were trying to don all of the patent leather with it again like he did during those good 'ol FlyBono days.  There's a funky twist with it now that he's got a well cut suit paired with the liner.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: imafan on December 22, 2008, 05:31:42 PM
Leather pants - YES YES YES!!! (is it my imagination, or is he looking more .. er svelte lately as compared to Vertigo?

Eyeliner - NO NO NO!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: whitewave on December 22, 2008, 10:00:38 PM
More like Billy Joe from Green Day if you ask me.

Could do without it.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: luieu2 on December 23, 2008, 03:39:00 AM
did he lose a bet or is he a goth now  :o
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: bellydancer on December 23, 2008, 12:03:03 PM
**Sigh!** I miss the Bono/leather combo... CUE MUSIC:  "It's Christmas, Baby (please come home)"  Bono, babe... come back to leather... there's no place like home... leather is home. 8)
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Dark Angel on December 23, 2008, 12:05:42 PM
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**Sigh!** I miss the Bono/leather combo... CUE MUSIC:  "It's Christmas, Baby (please come home)"  Bono, babe... come back to leather... there's no place like home... leather is home. 8)

why yes it is!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Starfish on December 23, 2008, 01:16:45 PM
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**Sigh!** I miss the Bono/leather combo... CUE MUSIC:  "It's Christmas, Baby (please come home)"  Bono, babe... come back to leather... there's no place like home... leather is home. 8)

Bellydancer, what exactly is that on your avatar? I can't see or what I see makes me think my mind is playing tricks on me.  ???
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Sydney_Mike on December 24, 2008, 02:40:45 AM
Looks like 'Black is the new black' when it comes to clothing for the band too.

The guyliner thing works if you're Brian Molko from Placebo or Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance, but when you're an (almost) 50 year old bloke donning if for the first time, well...

Pretty sure I know what my missus and kids would say if I rocked up one day with guyliner  :-\
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: singnomore on December 24, 2008, 11:32:50 AM
wait to the tour and it probably will all change!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Dark Angel on December 24, 2008, 12:27:39 PM
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**Sigh!** I miss the Bono/leather combo... CUE MUSIC:  "It's Christmas, Baby (please come home)"  Bono, babe... come back to leather... there's no place like home... leather is home. 8)

Bellydancer, what exactly is that on your avatar? I can't see or what I see makes me think my mind is playing tricks on me.  ???

I think what you see is what I am seeing and I dont like it...
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: u2yooper on December 24, 2008, 12:33:48 PM
*stares intently at bellydancer's avi*  I can't quite make it out...OH!    :o  Is that what it looks like?
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Dark Angel on December 24, 2008, 12:36:03 PM
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*stares intently at bellydancer's avi*  I can't quite make it out...OH!    :o  Is that what it looks like?

why I think it is!
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: followeru2 on December 25, 2008, 05:45:45 PM
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That khol black liner is fine by me.  I think it would be a screaming mid-life crisis thing if he were trying to don all of the patent leather with it again like he did during those good 'ol FlyBono days.  There's a funky twist with it now that he's got a well cut suit paired with the liner.

My thoughts precisely  ;) Adam said in that Q video that Bono was trying out things, trying to get in character. Well, I like what I have seen so far.

Cheers, MT
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: Northern Star on December 26, 2008, 03:38:20 AM
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That khol black liner is fine by me.  I think it would be a screaming mid-life crisis thing if he were trying to don all of the patent leather with it again like he did during those good 'ol FlyBono days.  There's a funky twist with it now that he's got a well cut suit paired with the liner.

My thoughts precisely  ;) Adam said in that Q video that Bono was trying out things, trying to get in character. Well, I like what I have seen so far.

Cheers, MT

Yeah I agree,  anything more than the eyeliner would be too much and possibly look ridiculous.  I like this new look, time will tell if it lasts or not.
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: whitewave on December 26, 2008, 06:39:13 AM
I said previously I could do without it-- actually I don't like it at all. 
Title: Re: It's Bono-Stipe...
Post by: singnomore on December 26, 2008, 07:27:23 AM
Not really his thing in mu opinion - mind you I liked MacPhisto so hey who knows if the album has an achtung feel he may want to get painted up again!!