Annual Dublin Busking Event

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Annual Dublin Busking Event
« on: December 14, 2018, 06:51:04 PM »
Bono hasn’t attended in recent years but with the band inactive and no cycling accidents or brushes with mortality I wonder if he will revisit this year? I haven’t seen anything in the Irish media about it
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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 06:35:02 AM »
I'm just replying because this post has had 21 views but no replies.
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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 11:32:33 AM »
I don't know why he has given this event a miss in recent years. It may be on security advice due to the terror situation in Europe. The reality is he is a high profile target, Dublin is a target city and Christmas is a target event to the psychos, as recent events in France prove.

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 12:12:09 PM »
Did it happen last year?

In 2016, it has been cancelled only after a few songs by the Garda because it was too crowded.

https://www.thejournal.ie/grafton-street-busking-2-3159573-Dec2016/

They said they cancelled it for security reasons.
I was cancelled before Bono appeared.  And also we don't know if Bono would have come, as he had his near death incident around Christmas 2016. So maybe he would not have come anyway.

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2018, 03:17:57 PM »
in 2017 it was moved to another location because of security concerns. Bono didn't attend.
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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 06:55:19 PM »
I'm hoping U2 do a Daltons disguise busking in New York.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 07:08:46 PM »
I'm just replying because this post has had 21 views but no replies.
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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 07:09:26 PM »
I'm hoping U2 do a Daltons disguise busking in New York.
that would be great- except for the part about being in NY.

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 07:23:40 PM »
Edge and Bono could do it in NYC or Dublin.

Trouble is, it can't be spontaneous anymore. The Dublin event is beginning to be micro-managed (some of it for good reason).
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 07:27:13 PM »
Edge and Bono could do it in NYC or Dublin.

Trouble is, it can't be spontaneous anymore. The Dublin event is beginning to be micro-managed (some of it for good reason).

is it too big of a thing now, is that why?

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 07:58:49 PM »
Lawsuits. Someone will have their toe stepped on and sue the city.

Terrorism and other nuts wanting to hurt people. That one's understandable.

The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2018, 01:59:44 AM »
Here's a write-up I did on it last year, containing links to every time Bono appeared.

He hasn't been there since 2015. I can't find anything even indicating that the event will take place this year, but here's hoping.

http://talku2.com/bonos-christmas-eve-busking/
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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2018, 06:08:54 PM »
Aw, he should probably stay home with the kiddies and missus.  He deserves a break from our adulation.

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2018, 06:47:47 PM »
His voice sounded pretty ordinary last time, anyway! Health > busking. Stay with family, stay warm, and stay healthy, Bono.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: Annual Dublin Busking Event
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2018, 11:46:53 AM »
Bono apparently travelled from StBarts to Dublin yesterday. He posted a video from StBarts two days ago but he was seen emerging from a pub in Dublin last night.

Doesn’t mean there’s busking but he’s there at least
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