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U2 => The Band => Topic started by: achtungchild on February 07, 2009, 11:47:32 PM

Title: BRACE YOURSELF! BONO IS GOING TO WEAR EYELINER FOR THE GRAMMYS!
Post by: achtungchild on February 07, 2009, 11:47:32 PM
LOS ANGELES Bono ditched his shades for some heavy eyeliner as U2 rehearsed on the eve of their performance at the 51st Grammy Awards.

Bono is going to wear eyeliner during his performance tomorrow... This is horrible news in my opinion.  :-[ What do you think? Are you content with it, or are you rather perturbed?
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Post by: the Edge Gotto on February 07, 2009, 11:50:22 PM
I dunno. I wonder if Ali, Jordan, or Eve help him with his eyeliner. I wonder what his girls are thinking about this.
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Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on February 07, 2009, 11:51:04 PM
is this true? if it is..well, i think Bono is a scientist. he loves to experiment even with his looks. just for a change. i would love to see those eyeliners! :)
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on February 07, 2009, 11:51:45 PM
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Bono is going to wear eyeliner during his performance tomorrow.

Oh no.
Bono, if you're reading this, stick to the  8). Please.
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Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 07, 2009, 11:53:51 PM
In the U2 photospread in Q, he has heavy eyeliner, must be his new 'look', paunchy short 48 year olds look really stupid with a lot of eyeliner......

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Post by: achtungchild on February 08, 2009, 12:02:17 AM
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In the U2 photospread inQ, he has heavy eyeliner, must be his new 'look', paunchy shoort 48 year olds look really stupid with a lot of eyeliner......



I agree, and the entire idea is very random. How did he come up with the idea to suddenly wear eye-liner?
glasses > eye-liner
 8)               >:(
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Post by: the Edge Gotto on February 08, 2009, 12:03:31 AM
Maybe he's hanging out with Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day too much or something.
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Post by: achtungchild on February 08, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
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Maybe he's hanging out with Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day too much or something.

Seriously, I thought Larry was all about "no bollox", you'd think he'd give it to him straight. I mean I can't see Larry praising Bono's decision. This is outrageous, just another reason for people to insult U2. "Oh, that Bono guy wears eye-liner at 48, since he isn't cool the music probably isn't either".
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Post by: the Edge Gotto on February 08, 2009, 12:11:26 AM
Oh no. I don't see this as being a good thing. Call out to Larry: Put an end to this madness. I don't for see this as being good.
Title: Re: BRACE YOURSELF! BONO IS GOING TO WEAR EYE-LINER FOR THE GRAMMYS!
Post by: may2 on February 08, 2009, 04:57:14 AM
It makes him look like a raccoon.
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Post by: jick on February 08, 2009, 05:48:03 AM
U2 always follow what is trendy.

When Beck, Prodigy, and Chemical Brothers were the rage in the mid-90's, they made POP.

When boybands and bubblegum pop acts were the rage in the late 90's, they did they own version of accessible music with ATYCLB.

When Green Day had a renaissance in relevance after their American Idiot album garnered commercial and critical acclaim, U2 were quick to duet with them in Superbowl and even put on their greatest hits compilation that collaborative effort.

Now, it seems The Killers are the hottest trend in bands, and 80's new wave is back in fashion which is the era of eyeliner from The Cure and similar acts.

U2 are just following the times.  This is one of their secrets to staying relevant despite their highly advanced age where it defies conventional music industry logic.

In summary, I am all for Bono wearing eyeliner for this performance.  It also helps conceal his wrinkles which in turn also hides his age well.

Cheers,

J
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Post by: whitewave on February 08, 2009, 09:17:13 AM
Good God! Why??! Not just Larry should intervene, but I think the higher power may need to.   :o :(
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Post by: streetmission on February 08, 2009, 09:34:10 AM
I actually don't mind it.  He can do whatever he wants--he's Bono.  Sure some people will criticize him, some will like it, and some won't care.  That's the way of the world.  And anyone who would use Bono's eyeliner to assess the quality of U2's music doesn't like U2's music in the first place--eyeliner or no eyeliner.
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Post by: DGordon1 on February 08, 2009, 09:34:30 AM
This is great news. Time to phase out the shades, the eyeliner makes him look more of an artist. Excellent.
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Post by: yam_yam on February 08, 2009, 09:43:50 AM
Are people forgetting the time he painted his face white, wore lipstick, eyeliner, along with gold platform shoes and spoke in a posh english voice??

It was cool then and it's cool now.
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Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 08, 2009, 09:48:39 AM
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Are people forgetting the time he painted his face white, wore lipstick, eyeliner, along with gold platform shoes and spoke in a posh english voice??

It was cool then and it's cool now.

Context folks, context.

Have you SEEN the pictures in Q ?

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Post by: yam_yam on February 08, 2009, 09:49:41 AM
Yup, and i think he looks a lot cooler than he has that past few years.
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Post by: JuniorEmblem on February 08, 2009, 10:02:26 AM
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Yup, and i think he looks a lot cooler than he has that past few years.

Each to their own I guess, personally I think he looks ridiculous, but then I don't place too much emphasis on how the musicians I like look. If  I did I'd never listen to Rush, ugliest rock band on the planet !

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Post by: MirrorballMoon on February 08, 2009, 10:05:07 AM
The eyeliner is not my favorite look, but . . . hasn't he said his main purpose is to get people talking?  This will certainly accomplish that . . .
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Post by: streetmission on February 08, 2009, 10:06:08 AM
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Yup, and i think he looks a lot cooler than he has that past few years.

Each to their own I guess, personally I think he looks ridiculous, but then I don't place too much emphasis on how the musicians I like look. If  I did I'd never listen to Rush, ugliest rock band on the planet !



True that! :)

Seriously folks, I think he looks great in the eyeliner.  It accentuates one of his best features, IMO.  If it helps him get into character and get into the new songs, then by all means he should wear it.  I think the performance is going to be fantastic, and that's what people will be talking about afterwards.
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Post by: the Edge Gotto on February 08, 2009, 01:53:20 PM
As long as people don't insult him he can do what ever he wants.
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Post by: achtungchild on February 08, 2009, 02:56:58 PM
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Yup, and i think he looks a lot cooler than he has that past few years.

Each to their own I guess, personally I think he looks ridiculous, but then I don't place too much emphasis on how the musicians I like look. If  I did I'd never listen to Rush, ugliest rock band on the planet !



True that! :)

Seriously folks, I think he looks great in the eyeliner.  It accentuates one of his best features, IMO.  If it helps him get into character and get into the new songs, then by all means he should wear it.  I think the performance is going to be fantastic, and that's what people will be talking about afterwards.

What's the appeal though? How does he automatically conjure up such a ridiculous idea? Maybe next year he'll chop off his right arm because it looks cool too, well, eye-liner isn't quite the equivalent of that, but you get the idea.  ;)
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Post by: achtungchild on February 08, 2009, 03:02:27 PM
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As long as people don't insult him he can do what ever he wants.

Insulting
... there'll be a a lot of that!  ;) I'm going to cringe during this performance. I know I shouldn't care what people think, but I hold this band dear to my heart, and the idea of eyeliner is embarrassing.
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Post by: achtungespresso on February 08, 2009, 03:12:53 PM
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Are people forgetting the time he painted his face white, wore lipstick, eyeliner, along with gold platform shoes and spoke in a posh english voice??

It was cool then and it's cool now.

Agreed. It will never not be cool  :) I'm completely content with an eyeliner-clad Bono at the Grammys! I love the eyeliner.
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Post by: Starguitar on February 08, 2009, 05:36:07 PM
I'm sorry, but from my view, he just looks a lot older in eyeliner. It's seems he's going punk at 48  ;)
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Post by: vickidvm on February 08, 2009, 05:39:45 PM
Well, if he's going to wear eyeliner, he should at least wear blue to emphasize his eyes  :D
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Post by: Starguitar on February 08, 2009, 05:45:16 PM
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Well, if he's going to wear eyeliner, he should at least wear blue to emphasize his eyes  :D

Maybe put in some sparkles too for the spotlights to bring out.  :D ;)

By the way, Rush's music makes up for it.  ;)
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Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on February 08, 2009, 10:12:59 PM
i'm wondering what brand of eyeliner Bono's using? ;D
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Post by: Mysterious Ways on February 09, 2009, 12:17:20 AM
I have to say, his eyeliner didn't look THAT bad at the Grammys. He looked terrible in the photo shoot, though.
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Post by: DGordon1 on February 09, 2009, 02:26:38 AM
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I have to say, his eyeliner didn't look THAT bad at the Grammys. He looked terrible in the photo shoot, though.

What, in the Q magazine shoot? That page-size photo of Bono was seriously awesome.
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Post by: achtungespresso on February 09, 2009, 06:27:03 PM
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i'm wondering what brand of eyeliner Bono's using? ;D

Me too  ;D
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Post by: achtungchild on February 09, 2009, 06:47:57 PM
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i'm wondering what brand of eyeliner Bono's using? ;D

Me too  ;D

So in other words, you liked the eyeliner? cringe  :-[
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Post by: the Edge Gotto on February 09, 2009, 07:34:51 PM
I'm happy he wore glasses for the Grammys and that he only took them off once so that you could see the eyeliner.