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U2’s Summer “Reign” Has Begun!

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The summer of Bono and the boys has begun in full earnest as southern France has taken center stage once again as the vacation spot for those who not only found what they’re looking for, but bought it. Soon, Bono will be spotted wearing his Fedora du jour with his mismatching shirt and pant ensemble as he strolls through France looking like Colonel Mustard from the board game, Clue.  In this case, when all of Bono’s outfit colors bleed into one, it’s best to let the outfit bleed out and let it die with dignity on your bedroom floor. I’m no fashion plate, but who wears jeans to the beach? This takes the right to be ridiculous to a brand new level. Bono may have won the DNA lottery, but if his genes are telling him that those jeans are beach wear, we may need to do some more DNA testing. Note to Bono, you’re in the south of France, not Mali. You don’t have to worry about scorpions, snakes or being attacked by a swarm of malaria ridden mosquitoes, so no need to cover up. You did enough covering up when you moved your millions to the Netherlands! (kidding) It’s this heat, it’s getting to me.

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Then we have the inevitable annual “Let’s record random noises outside U2’s vacation compound, post them on Soundcloud and watch U2 nation go crazy extravaganza.  You know Larry’s behind this, right? Got to be. I envision Larry blaring some random, chopped up outtake from the editing floor during the making of Boy, sitting on the rooftop of his villa, with a pair of binoculars in one hand, a Guinness in the other, laughing his ass off at the fans with their ears plastered to the brick wall, recording. I made better mixed tapes back in the 80’s off the radio with my father yelling at me to turn that sh*t off in the background than whats been coming from the mixologists camped outside U2’s compound. If you’re camped outside U2’s compound this summer, use your phones for your Face Book updates and to call the employment office looking for leads. Your iPhone 4S sucks as a recording device. That last recording made Return of the Stingray Guitar sound like a Beethoven Overture.

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Finally, what would be a U2 summer without one picture of Bono riding his bike. A woman needs a man, like Bono needs a bicycle. I applaud your desire to stay fit, but we don’t need another back injury. There’re plenty of ways people your age can exercise: gardening, taking naps, getting your cholesterol checked regularlyall much safer than doing your Tour de France impression. You want to ride a bike, I have a stationary one in my room that’s doubling as a clothes hanger that I can let you have.

Enjoy your time, boys, and get plenty of rest. We have a tour to prepare for, after which I will need a vacation that I probably won’t be able to afford because of your ticket prices. Irony!

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  • #9979

    joepit
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    The summer of Bono and the boys has begun in full earnest as southern France has taken center stage once again as the vacation spot for those who not
    [See the full post at: U2’s Summer “Reign” Has Begun!]

  • #9980

    Chris
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    Thumbs Up ! Summer Reigns…You can never predict ’em !

  • #9981

    joepit
    Moderator

    I predict a new U2 CD in the next 5-22 years. 😉

    • #9983

      Chris
      Participant

      I wonder what is Jim’s prediction !

      • #9985

        joepit
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        Jim knows stuff!

  • #9982

    Leeny
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    With your last name I’m not surprised you can’t figure out why Bono wears jeans to the beaches in France.
    Hint: Take a look at Bono’s legs in the bike picture, then look at the people surrounding Bono on the beach. Take it from someone whose skin used to glow under black lights at the disco, not even Bono’s ego can take that kind of humiliation.

  • #9984

    joepit
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    Leeny, Bono’s not a ginger, he’d be fine. Bono has no time for shame or sorrow, but you do need some protection the thinner the skin.

  • #9986

    Leeny
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    Hey Chris, have you scoped out the excavation sites in Transylvania yet? The young woman I told you about will be there for another three weeks, and she’s blonde. 😉

    • #9989

      Chris
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      No…I haven’t scoped out anything….I’m down to my neck in massive office work right now…And the salary is puny … I’d like to scope on a picture or 2 of hers…PM me…Who knows…maybe I’ll be crazy enough to go…

  • #9987

    Chris
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    The latest I heard from him is “Next Tour in 2018” !

  • #9988

    Leeny
    Participant

    Joe. it ain’t called cheap Irish skin for nothing.

  • #9990

    Chris
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    Joe…What did you expect ? The New Album ? It’s only Bono on the beach for the 15 555th time…and some noise coming from his house…Only the noobs would get crazy over such “new album details”…

  • #9991

    Leeny
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    Chris I don’t have any pics, sorry. No great loss. She’s not a U2 fan anyway.

  • #9992

    Chris
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    I can’t go there anyway !…

  • #9993

    joepit
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    I hear you Chris. Get off the beach and on tour. Chris, where you planning on seeing them? Leeny’s coming to Boston with her crew.

  • #9994

    Chris
    Participant

    I really don’t know anything about this Transylvanian Exploration thing…My hands are tied when it comes to traveling, anyway…

  • #9995

    Chris
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    Joe…I can’t even get to my grandma’s 60 KM away…

  • #9996

    Leeny
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    David is coming to Boston, too. Cos I said so.

  • #9997

    Leeny
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    And we are not spending the whole time in sports bahs. I want to dance in Boston. You promised.

  • #9998

    Pam
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    Joe, your descriptions of U2´s summer are hilarious! It´s so much fun to read your blog. Those pics revive my memories of Bono´s style. :)

    Is there a time to find the right fashion to wear? If Bono wears yellow pants and a straw hat we know it´s summer time! Maybe his clothes protect him from the heat that´s in the sun. Without his jeans and long-sleeved shirts he would probably be wandering along the beach with a red skin, on fire. If cycling is too risky he should better try dancing barefoot in the sand. This summer some fans might go crazy in front of Bono´s villa, trying to hear the sweetest melody they haven´t heard. They can´t wait to go swimming in the sound even though the waves of the sea are louder than Larry´s drums. 😉

    • #10001

      joepit
      Moderator

      Dancing barefoot in the sand may be a safe alternative Pam. Yes, yellow pants on Bono= summer time.

  • #9999

    joepit
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    We will dance the night away & Leeny start working on Tuesdays and fly Chris over for the Boston show, you know it’s U2 2nd favorite stop.

  • #10000

    Chris
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    The Fly-Best Version: the BOston version !!!!

  • #10002

    Chris
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    The Mediterranean Sea Kisses the golden shore…The new Song trembles your skin…All U2’s inspiration that’s been lost before wants to find us again…I can’t fight the blare anymore…It’s the Sea-Waves I’m longing for…the sea throws waves together over the new song and the time we’ve been waiting for a clear sound leaves us Polished (Polish?) stones…

  • #10004

    Chris
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    …Every Breaking Wave on the rocks…Reminds me that I can’t hear the Song for Someone..Every U2 fan beside Bono’s house knows that the Mediterranean sea is a friend made enemy…

  • #10005

    Pam
    Participant

    Bono can also run along the beach to do some safe kind of sport, Joe. And he always has the sea to refresh himself.

  • #10006

    Leeny
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    I’m not working a single Tuesday for anyone who worships bugs.

  • #10007

    Chris
    Participant

    The Fly isn’t a bug…It’s one of U2’s best Songs evah !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #10008

    Chris
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    …and it’s coming to get’cha !!!!

  • #10009

    Chris
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    It’s no use trying to escape, Leeny, you’ll never get away from THE Fly !!!

  • #10010

    Chris
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    Especially the Pumped-Up Boston Species of the fly !!!

  • #10011

    joepit
    Moderator

    You tell her Chris. Boston’s Fly is the best version ever.

  • #10012

    Chris
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    It has been able to endure the passing of time (as time goes by U2 play the fly worse and worse plus the earlier versions which are worse too) and has out-smarted all the other species of flies born on other shows during that same tour (Elevation) …It cannot be killed, no one can resist it…Not even Leeny…She’ll get infected by it !!!

  • #10014

    joepit
    Moderator

    Chris, we need more songs like The Fly on the new CD.

  • #10016

    Chris
    Participant

    And we need them Yesterday !!!!!!

  • #10017

    Chris
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    Pure, raging EDGY Rock’n’Roll…We need More Edge Solos like the Sea Wants to Kiss the Golden shore and Break its waves on the rocks there at Bono’s (Playboy) Mansion…

  • #10018

    joepit
    Moderator

    Next CD, Every Breaking Wave, North Star, Ordinary Love, Invisible (we know your feelings) & 8 rocking songs like The Fly. Instantly passes AB as best CD EVER! 😉

  • #10019

    Chris
    Participant

    With a thoroughly reworked Invisible…it might be Great !

    • #10020

      joepit
      Moderator

      I could live with that!;)

  • #10021

    Chris
    Participant

    With the pressure that has gathered right now U2 will either put out a great album or a completely crap one…if it’s the first I’ll be crying with happiness, if it’s the latter…I’ll ignore it and listen to other stuff…

  • #10022

    Chris
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    I’ll listen to other stuff anyway but I hope they won’t end … Anyway…something’s changed…With the invisible disappointment…I don’t feel the same excitement before a new album like I felt in previous years..in 2003 and then, a very intense excitement in 2007, 2008 and 2009…None of that anymore…the rumors also Milled me down….I don’t know what’s happening …

  • #10023

    joepit
    Moderator

    The next CD will rock & your excitement will be back!

  • #10031

    Leeny
    Participant

    Someone just told me the new album is going to be called The Spider.

  • #10034

    joepit
    Moderator

    Your web of evil is sinister and knows no limits.;)

  • #10038

    Leeny
    Participant

    SPun2U likes my web of evil.

    • #10042

      joepit
      Moderator

      Spun is arachnophobic! 😉

  • #10043

    Chris
    Participant

    I hope Boy Falls from the Sky will be on that CD, I LOVE that song !!!!!

  • #10046

    joepit
    Moderator

    Mercy too!

  • #10047

    Chris
    Participant

    But not the bad reworked version !!!

  • #10048

    joepit
    Moderator

    I prefer the original as well. Is Glastonbury on it? I say yes.

  • #10049

    Chris
    Participant

    Glastonbury is a great song !!! I really want it on the cd !

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