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Title: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: HUNGRYTICKETS on October 29, 2008, 04:49:17 PM
Shouldn't they be spending their time with naked supermodels, poolside, in cocaine-Hollywood? 

Bono travels to meet with world leaders to persuade them to forgive third world country's' debts.

Bono travels to AFRICA!!!!! It is hot and without the staple amenities of 5 star travel accommodations.

Bono is living in God's Kingdom!

God Bless him and all of his causes.

Peace.
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 29, 2008, 05:07:16 PM
Great point you've made.  :D

Welcome to the forums.  ;D
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: HUNGRYTICKETS on October 29, 2008, 05:12:38 PM
Thanks, mate!
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 29, 2008, 05:13:40 PM
No problem.  :D

Hope you enjoy it here!
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: zooey on October 29, 2008, 07:37:31 PM
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Shouldn't they be spending their time with naked supermodels, poolside, in cocaine-Hollywood? 



Not QUITE naked and not quite supermodels and not quite poolside and there's no indication of cocaine but bikini-clad 19-year olds in St. Tropez is pretty "rock star" if you ask me
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1080636/What-St-Bonos-wife-say-partying-teenage-girls.html
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: vulpes21 on October 30, 2008, 06:40:37 AM
Sweet, He is human
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: HUNGRYTICKETS on October 30, 2008, 03:47:37 PM
One time I met him and handed him my cell phone and asked him to say 'hello' to my wife, Eileen.

He then sang Dexey Midnight Riders, 'come on Eileen' to her.......

My knees buckled!

Very Cool.

That man is awesome.
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: moniqe on October 31, 2008, 10:32:55 AM


Not QUITE naked and not quite supermodels and not quite poolside and there's no indication of cocaine but bikini-clad 19-year olds in St. Tropez is pretty "rock star" if you ask me
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1080636/What-St-Bonos-wife-say-partying-teenage-girls.html

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i was waiting for someone to post that :D
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on October 31, 2008, 08:03:40 PM
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One time I met him and handed him my cell phone and asked him to say 'hello' to my wife, Eileen.

He then sang Dexey Midnight Riders, 'come on Eileen' to her.......

My knees buckled!

Very Cool.

That man is awesome.

He he, interesting story.  :D
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: zooey on November 07, 2008, 04:03:05 PM
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One time I met him and handed him my cell phone and asked him to say 'hello' to my wife, Eileen.

He then sang Dexey Midnight Riders, 'come on Eileen' to her.......

My knees buckled!

Very Cool.

That man is awesome.

How awesome!!
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: Starfish on November 07, 2008, 04:07:41 PM
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One time I met him and handed him my cell phone and asked him to say 'hello' to my wife, Eileen.

He then sang Dexey Midnight Riders, 'come on Eileen' to her.......

My knees buckled!

Very Cool.

That man is awesome.

What was your wife's reaction??
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: JuniorEmblem on November 08, 2008, 08:56:47 AM
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Shouldn't they be spending their time with naked supermodels, poolside, in cocaine-Hollywood? 

Bono travels to meet with world leaders to persuade them to forgive third world country's' debts.

Bono travels to AFRICA!!!!! It is hot and without the staple amenities of 5 star travel accommodations.

Bono is living in God's Kingdom!

God Bless him and all of his causes.

Peace.

First of all, the band members own properties in New York ,South of France, Malibu, etc, so yes they are very much millionaire rock stars.

Traveling to Africa and living in Africa are 2 different things. Africa is hot, so is Arizona.

My daughter traveled to Africa with a well-known preacher's group visiting the President of a poor African country (Africa is not a country in itself, that was for Sarah Palin devotees). she stayed in 4 or 5 star hotels the whole time, with air conditioning, internet access, pools, upscale restaurants, etc etc. Now, if that's where SHE stayed with a church group, where do you suppose Bono stays ????

Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: daveyg on November 10, 2008, 05:22:22 AM
Just keep the title of this thread in mind next time Bono (and co.) decide to splash out on a boat/holiday in expensive resort/insert something-only-a-rich-rock-star-would-do. I recollect there were, on the old forum, people getting upset that Rockstar Bono (as it worked out it was rock star The Edge) bought a top of the range boat while he apparently should have been thinking of his charity work.

They are Rock stars, which I love about them! Non trained musicians (initially) that made themselves hge because of their music.

Incidentially, I was down at their studios (HQ) on Saturday and there was an eery silence there. There wasn't the usual hum of staff coming in and out. Garage area all locked up. No U2 practicing. No fans hanging round (usually a sure sign someone's up to something inside). Just generally wet, windy and silent. Dunno if that's any indication of them finished everything musicwise.
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: 1notsame on November 10, 2008, 08:59:10 AM
i have to be honest, i've been anxiously awaiting an "official" response to the cheating allegations from the bono camp. how long is he going to let this go? i don't know that anyone is "supposed" to be a rock star, but U2's antics have been very tame by rock star standards. ditto this latest ripple. unless he really is diddling teenagers -gasp-   bono, can you hear me? ...
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: Eilish on November 10, 2008, 12:07:33 PM
I have to say people expect too much of these 'Rock Stars'.Always looking to dig up the dirt or find fault in something good that they have acheived.I have to admire Bono and the guys for helping the less fortunate in the world.So what if Bono was pictured with some teen babes.Would you prefer if he was pictured with a needle in his arm ???
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: u2yooper on November 10, 2008, 12:26:20 PM
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I have to say people expect too much of these 'Rock Stars'.Always looking to dig up the dirt or find fault in something good that they have acheived.I have to admire Bono and the guys for helping the less fortunate in the world.So what if Bono was pictured with some teen babes.Would you prefer if he was pictured with a needle in his arm ???

Are those my only two choices? 
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: Starfish on November 14, 2008, 06:42:17 AM
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I have to say people expect too much of these 'Rock Stars'.Always looking to dig up the dirt or find fault in something good that they have acheived.I have to admire Bono and the guys for helping the less fortunate in the world.So what if Bono was pictured with some teen babes.Would you prefer if he was pictured with a needle in his arm ???

Are those my only two choices? 

 :D  :D  :D

OK, I don't have a whole lot of intelligent things to say, but I thought your comment was very funny U2yooper.

And Eilish, of course we expect a lot of these rock stars, we expect a lot of celebrities in general. That's the price of fame, you just can't do anything you want, anytime you want and expect everyone to be cool with it.

Now how about this? I like this picture of Bono.  ;)


Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: Joe90usa on November 14, 2008, 10:22:59 AM
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And Eilish, of course we expect a lot of these rock stars, we expect a lot of celebrities in general. That's the price of fame, you just can't do anything you want, anytime you want and expect everyone to be cool with it.

/Rant on

Why does anyone expect anything of rock stars and/or anyone else who is considered a celebrity? 

For me, a rock star captures my attention when he/she performs either on stage or via released material.  An actor or actress captures my attention with their performance on screen or stage.  What they do outside of these vehicles is of no interest to me though I tip my hat to those who get involved in charity work. The fact that a high percentage of these "stars" get involved for the positive press is not lost on me. 

I honestly don't understand why many feel compelled to follow the lives of celebrities as if they are any more interesting than your neighbors and friends.  They aren't.  They simply do their work in an environment that is more public than what most of us are exposed to.  They live with the same standards that we all do.  They live with a camera in their face 24x7 because people are obsessed with them, not because their lives are any more interesting than our own.

Just my opinion.   8)

/Rant off
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: u2yooper on November 14, 2008, 10:48:04 AM
Well, said, Joe90usa.  However, what makes you think we follow their lives with any more interest than our friends and neighbors?  There are celebrities, (like Edge, Larry, and Adam) who maintain private lives, and celebrities (like Bono) who are always in front of a camera.  I have no burning interest in their private lives, but Bono has put himself out there, in this case, with teenage girls in bikinis.  I'm not imagining anything lurid went on, and it's none of my business, but he can't expect to pose for pictures and not get some reaction.  If I saw a photo of my neighbor posing with half-dressed teenagers on his lap, I'd be talking about that, too. (Not that that's too likely.  You should see my neighbor!)  I'm grateful for the music Bono gives us and  deeply admire the charity work he does, but I don't think there's anything wrong with commenting on a very public photo.  And hey, at least he doesn't have a needle in his arm!  (That was kind of random, Eilish.   :))
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: Starfish on November 14, 2008, 01:12:22 PM
OK, I admit my comment regarding celebrities was one sided and rather opinionated.  ::)

I basically meant what U2yooper so eloquently explained.
Public figures, activists, people who try to get others to give to a cause, or promote an idea, will be scrutinized by the public in that field. Sad to say often people watch them double, waiting for them to screw up.
Bono says of U2 "We are filthy rich rock stars" then he moves his company (or whatever it's called) to another country, so he doesn't have to pay high taxes in Ireland, at the same time promoting One campaign, to fight poverty. I can see how that can raise questions in people's minds. If he's already filthy rich, why does he mind paying high taxes part of which goes to help the poor in his own country.
I personally don't have a problem with anything Bono does, but let's say if someone was strong on promoting family values, and then you see their picture in the paper with bikini babes their daughter's age, I'd have an issue with that, I think. 

People are interested in people. That's why we read the news, that's why read bios, that's why we want to know what's going on with people we love, admire, look up to, or what have you. Even here in this forum we talk about a lot more than just music. Check out "Your Ultimate U2 fantasy" thread, some posts have nothing to do with music (OK I admit, mine is one of them  :P )

SO. How was that for my defense?  ;D
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: p8ru2 on November 14, 2008, 02:43:57 PM
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Now how about this? I like this picture of Bono.  ;)

LMAO!   :D  :D :D Bono with a Chimp mask! 
Too funny....that you/ we can tell its him!  ( the shoes and hand-holding the jacket are a dead giveaway)   ;D
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: shockdocta22 on February 27, 2009, 07:52:28 PM
That was the punk rock evolution, U2 fought back
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: theocean on February 27, 2009, 08:18:54 PM
Its refreshing that they draw the line on whats right and wrong, and of course everyone is human but they are plenty respectable as a band..
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: Starguitar on February 27, 2009, 08:42:31 PM
If they would of done that, being stupid with drugs and partying, would we even have a U2 today? There's been so many bands that have broke up because member disagreements and when they get too wild...
Title: Re: Aren't these guys supposed tob be ROCK STARS?
Post by: a Name for a Girl on March 07, 2009, 10:39:28 PM
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Now how about this? I like this picture of Bono.  ;)

LMAO!   :D  :D :D Bono with a Chimp mask! 
Too funny....that you/ we can tell its him!  ( the shoes and hand-holding the jacket are a dead giveaway)   ;D

Love it!  When was that taken?