Bono Invites Blind Man On Stage To Perform

U2 made dreams come true at the weekend when Bono invited a man on stage to play a song for his wife.

Bono Invites Blind Man On Stage To Perform
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Bono often gets a bad press - whether it's for dodging tax bills, or writing musicals that the press hate - but last weekend he showed the audience on U2's record-breaking tour that underneath the reports, he's a good guy. According to Spinner, it was at their show in Nashville on July 2nd that Bono spotted a man in the audience with a sign asking to perform a song for his wife. So during the encore, Bono invited the man (who turned out to be blind) onto the stage for a performance of "All I Want Is You". "Get a guitar for this dude. Gents, we have a surprise guest," Bono told the band and crew. After helping the man up the steps, Bono gave him his own guitar, with the man stating "I'm really nervous, man!" It was a touching moment for the man, his wife and all those at the stadium that night. You can watch a clip of the tear-jerking on-stage partnership below.

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    Kapalen
    b_flo wrote: slaveskinJACKET wrote: Kapalen wrote: b_flo wrote: Kapalen wrote: I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind. Ummm....No! You callin me a liar? My professor went backstage and met Bono. Guy wasn't blind. You've got to understand, b_flo loves U2, and anyone who says anything different than him is a no-talent, stuck in their garage, shut-in with no future and no right to an opinion. But really, I'm surprised he has refrained from being a braggart today. I'm proud. Usually he's practically begging people to ask him what celebrities he's talked to (or pleasured with his mouth), and constantly mentioning the "inside scoop" on "your favorite artist" that "no one would believe". Let's clarify this. Everyone doesn't have to like U2. But I reserve the "no-talent" bit to slaveskinJACKET. He likes to troll U2's articles, yet admits that no one wants to jam with him (hint, hint!). His poor excuse of not getting to the next level...outside the garage! As far as the "pleasured with his mouth" quote, I guess someone with that much time trolling, can also multi-task ( I guess that's his talent). He clearly likes to display his state of mind.
    You sound pretty dumb, especially for someone supposedly born in 1976. You would have to be the only 30 year old who so easily discusses trolling, and partakes in such childish internet shit. I mean, I made a statement, and you, who claims to be a grown ass man, can only say Ummmm...No!? I don't buy it. So I don't know about that other guy, but I don't think I trust or value what you have to say about anything at this point.
    scrymusic
    Next week.... Bono will be making a P.B.and J on stage for a fan in Eithiopa while singing Sunday Bloody Sunday.
    b_flo
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: Kapalen wrote: b_flo wrote: Kapalen wrote: I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind. Ummm....No! You callin me a liar? My professor went backstage and met Bono. Guy wasn't blind. You've got to understand, b_flo loves U2, and anyone who says anything different than him is a no-talent, stuck in their garage, shut-in with no future and no right to an opinion. But really, I'm surprised he has refrained from being a braggart today. I'm proud. Usually he's practically begging people to ask him what celebrities he's talked to (or pleasured with his mouth), and constantly mentioning the "inside scoop" on "your favorite artist" that "no one would believe".
    Let's clarify this. Everyone doesn't have to like U2. But I reserve the "no-talent" bit to slaveskinJACKET. He likes to troll U2's articles, yet admits that no one wants to jam with him (hint, hint!). His poor excuse of not getting to the next level...outside the garage! As far as the "pleasured with his mouth" quote, I guess someone with that much time trolling, can also multi-task ( I guess that's his talent). He clearly likes to display his state of mind.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Kapalen wrote: b_flo wrote: Kapalen wrote: I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind. Ummm....No! You callin me a liar? My professor went backstage and met Bono. Guy wasn't blind.
    You've got to understand, b_flo loves U2, and anyone who says anything different than him is a no-talent, stuck in their garage, shut-in with no future and no right to an opinion. But really, I'm surprised he has refrained from being a braggart today. I'm proud. Usually he's practically begging people to ask him what celebrities he's talked to (or pleasured with his mouth), and constantly mentioning the "inside scoop" on "your favorite artist" that "no one would believe".
    slaveskinJACKET
    b_flo wrote: slaveskinJACKET wrote: Kapalen wrote: b_flo wrote: Kapalen wrote: I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind. Ummm....No! You callin me a liar? My professor went backstage and met Bono. Guy wasn't blind. You've got to understand, b_flo loves U2, and anyone who says anything different than him is a no-talent, stuck in their garage, shut-in with no future and no right to an opinion. But really, I'm surprised he has refrained from being a braggart today. I'm proud. Usually he's practically begging people to ask him what celebrities he's talked to (or pleasured with his mouth), and constantly mentioning the "inside scoop" on "your favorite artist" that "no one would believe". Let's clarify this. Everyone doesn't have to like U2. But I reserve the "no-talent" bit to slaveskinJACKET. He likes to troll U2's articles, yet admits that no one wants to jam with him (hint, hint!). His poor excuse of not getting to the next level...outside the garage! As far as the "pleasured with his mouth" quote, I guess someone with that much time trolling, can also multi-task ( I guess that's his talent). He clearly likes to display his state of mind.
    I never said that you thought everyone should like U2. I simply said that any time someone contradicts you, you immediately resort to blindly and ignorantly bashing them and their talent (both of which you have nothing to actually base your comments on, unless you count my opinion as an extension of my talent). But while we're talking about my talent, which in my eyes is mediocre at best, I'm not a better singer than Bono, at least to my ears, even though I really don't like his voice. But I can play any instrument represented in U2 better than any display I have ever seen by them. (Have you ever seen It Might Get Loud? The Edge can't keep up with Jack White or Jimmy Page, and when they play his stuff, they have to dumb themselves down to play along.) I believe I can write better music, as well. I might not be able to tweak effects for hours like The Edge, but I'm not interested in that stuff. I'm sure that if I cared about any of that, I could be just as good, given the equipment. But I like music performed by the performer, not programmed into a machine to be reproduced later. I am a bit of a shut-in; probably the biggest reason why I don't have many people to jam with -- that, and the fact that people have lives and things to do, myself included. I'm not ashamed to admit that, although your tone would imply that I should be. And I don't just troll the U2 articles; I troll them all. Also, your comment on the mouth pleasures makes no sense at all. But, please, continue with your senseless, ignorant bashing of strangers. It really makes you a better person. I was merely trying to get Kapalen up-to-date on your personality.
    scrymusic
    Holy shit!!! The Edge uses guitar effects to broaden out the sound.. Adam is a simple Bass guitar player and Larry is an exceptional drummer. Bono.. albeit not the best singer in the world.. had a personality until he got to vested in trying to be a maytr and at every cause trying to push his views. He was slightly punk when they began.. got his messages across in the 80s. If your gonna be a philanthropist.. then fine.. be it... but dont put urself out there like mother threasa and not expect some crtiscism from the general public. By the way... I am an old **** and listen to alot of music and a musician that can reproduce that edge sound with a few chords.. a chorus, sustainer, compressor,and delay pedals. Not alot of effort there.. and i can sing all whiney like Bono and get away with it.
    jimmypagejunior
    b_flo and slaveskinjacket, you arguing on every U2 article is really pissing me off. I'm a fan of U2 and that's that. b_flo, you defend the band by putting down anonymous UG personalities, and slaveskinjacket, you troll through U2 articles just to post negativity. grow up...
    killyerscene
    Caribousunking wrote: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" would've been a more appropriate song choice.
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    Slap-happy
    I half expected this to be some other self-aggrandising by Saint Bono and that he was going to attempt to cure the guy of his blindness Whilst I cant stand the music of U2, I hate Bonos sanctimonious attitude iot would be nice if you heard of more bands doing this sort of thing. And if he really did let him keep the guitar cool! Ill be off to get a cane and a Labrador and buy some concert tickets!
    Kapalen
    b_flo wrote: Kapalen wrote: I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind. Ummm....No!
    You callin me a liar? My professor went backstage and met Bono. Guy wasn't blind.
    drmrfzl
    WHAT???!!?!?!?! You mean Bono ISN'T a total d-bag, as designated by thousands of internet users that have never even MET him? Wow, who'da thunk it.
    b_flo
    See, this is the real Bono. You can ask anyone that's worked on their tour, and they all respect this band...even though they don't listen to their music. They do these type of things on a daily basis.
    Kapalen
    I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind.
    slaveskinJACKET
    While I'm not upset that I saved myself a 45 minute drive and a $200 ticket to the show, that was a pretty classy move. But I gotta admit, I've never seen a blind guy that watches everything around him like that. He watches where he's walking. He watches Bono in front of him. He watches himself playing guitar. But if this really wasn't planned, how would they know he could play guitar or know how to play the song? Even if it was only barely strumming two chords 80% of the time, with a third and maybe a fourth occasionally. Well, anyway, if you want to see a blind man in Nashville that can really play, go check out Rory Hoffman. That man is a beast. He's probably playing somewhere around Nashville right now.
    killboypowerhed
    i stood right next to the blind guy for the whole show. He was completely blind. Like he had a cane and everything.
    b_flo
    Kapalen wrote: I was there, as were some of my professors, and dude wasn't blind. He was visually impaired and they met him beforehand and said he should act blind.
    Ummm....No!