What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?

  • 45 Replies
  • 681 Views
*

Larry Lovebucket

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 6035
  • If you shouldn't, don't.
What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« on: September 11, 2023, 09:38:07 AM »
The Sphere shows are nearly upon us. The original ZOOTV tour featured bono wearing a variety of costumes. What would you like to see him wearing this time?

*

Larry Lovebucket

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 6035
  • If you shouldn't, don't.
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2023, 10:43:49 AM »
My feeling is itís useless attempting to capture the spirit of ZOOTV, and that includes the costumes.

As Iíve previously suggested, theyíre much better off reinventing the original premise, for the digital age. So much potential, but will they realise it?

*

Miami

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 519
  • Here comes the car chase
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2023, 11:06:51 AM »
Iíd just prefer an update on the themes of the whole thing, including costumes or other references that critique the modern technological era, which has gotten completely out of hand. Iíd love it if they used the show to highlight the underhand ways tech companies and therefore governments are stealthily monitoring our every move for their own benefit and the publicís detriment.

Something like that.

Alas, as u2, and bono in particular, are buddies with those involved and are arguably complicit, I will expect nothing of the sort at the sphere. Weíll probably get a celebration of the tech companies rather than a critique.

So I donít think bono will be donning the macphisto outfit as he directs his ire at Zuckerberg et al.

It will be interesting to see what they come up with. I bet the name Trump will get a mention again though. YawnÖÖ..

*

Larry Lovebucket

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 6035
  • If you shouldn't, don't.
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2023, 11:21:24 AM »
Yeah taking potshots at trump is boring and predictable. And I think youíre right, bono is not likely to bite the band that feeds and start attacking social media and big tech.

I didnít expect anything even remotely interesting from TJT PT2 and they didnít deliver anything even remotely interesting. ZOOTV PT2 does at least have potential.

*

Miami

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 519
  • Here comes the car chase
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2023, 11:29:14 AM »
Yeah taking potshots at trump is boring and predictable. And I think youíre right, bono is not likely to bite the band that feeds and start attacking social media and big tech.

I didnít expect anything even remotely interesting from TJT PT2 and they didnít deliver anything even remotely interesting. ZOOTV PT2 does at least have potential.

It does have a lot of potential, but u2 arenít savy enough these days (or are too frightened) to highlight the real wrongs that are happening in todayís world. Iím sure the whole thing will look great, and I hope it sounds great, which, really, should be the most important thing. The potential is endless, agreed. But do u2 have the balls to be as cutting as they once were back in the 90ís, thatís the question.

*

Larry Lovebucket

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 6035
  • If you shouldn't, don't.
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2023, 11:37:16 AM »
Itís a fair question, and the answer is no. Back when bono called the French president a wanker I was all over the band. Little by little, as they grew more wealthy and successful, that kind of fight drained away from them. When bono calls U2 Ďpunkí it makes me want to vomit, to be honest. They are the opposite of punk.

*

Miami

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 519
  • Here comes the car chase
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2023, 11:47:58 AM »
Itís a fair question, and the answer is no. Back when bono called the French president a wanker I was all over the band. Little by little, as they grew more wealthy and successful, that kind of fight drained away from them. When bono calls U2 Ďpunkí it makes me want to vomit, to be honest. They are the opposite of punk.

Agreed. I just fucking hope he doesnít wear all black again. How boring will that be amongst the backdrop of the most colourful, modern presentation in history? Make a statement bono and edge ffs and update your presentation. It has been the same oul garb for the last 20+ years.

*

Miami

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 519
  • Here comes the car chase
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2023, 11:54:01 AM »
Btw, you just know Trumpís famous mugshot will be plastered all over that huge screen, with photoshopped horns and trident and maybe a tail added for effect.


We should start the betting on this now.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2023, 12:01:27 PM by Miami »

*

Loyal Deserter

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 3221
  • In a room full of martyrs, who gets the credit?
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2023, 11:56:39 AM »
I think it's basically certain we get MacPhisto back given he was there on the last tour.  I would prefer to see some new characters and some good, incisive political commentary, but we will almost certainly not be getting that from current-day Bono.

*

Miami

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 519
  • Here comes the car chase
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2023, 12:10:56 PM »
Maybe bono will come out on stage dressed in all-green fatigues like his hero zelensky, as we all know bono loves people who arenít taller than 5Ē5. Bono will make a speech dressed as macphisto saying how much he loves trump and Putin and that he put them on earth to carry out his evil agenda. Thatíll make his friends in the Democratic Party fawn over his tubby arse, guarantee him a statue in Davos and lifelong membership of the WEF.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2023, 12:18:18 PM by Miami »

*

Tumbling Dice

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 3597
  • Dice Dice Baby
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2023, 12:41:14 PM »
Fat Bono should wear a sequinned jumpsuit.  Irony, irony.  Clever.


*

Miami

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 519
  • Here comes the car chase
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2023, 01:19:53 PM »
Modern bono has restricted himself so much these days that he cannot say anything which embarrasses the elite. He used the elite to get his Africa philanthropy done, but he knows he canít now criticise the same war mongering elite who kill people elsewhere around the globe. Itís such a tangled, catch22 situation he is in now that he may as well be gagged when it comes to justice.

*

Larry Lovebucket

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 6035
  • If you shouldn't, don't.
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2023, 01:46:29 PM »
Modern bono has restricted himself so much these days that he cannot say anything which embarrasses the elite. He used the elite to get his Africa philanthropy done, but he knows he canít now criticise the same war mongering elite who kill people elsewhere around the globe. Itís such a tangled, catch22 situation he is in now that he may as well be gagged when it comes to justice.

This.

*

SlyDanner

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 3242
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2023, 03:24:49 PM »
I have so little interest in this band anymore I could not bother to give a rat's ass what they do at the Sphere. 

However they are not marketing this as another Zoo TV... in fact I don't recall seeing any mention of Zoo TV so I would think they are going to do something very different.  I'm sure there will be elements that harken back to that tour but would expect a completely new presentation.

*

SlyDanner

  • Status: Experienced Mofo
  • *****
  • 3242
Re: What would you like to see bono wearing at the sphere shows?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2023, 03:26:46 PM »
Yeah taking potshots at trump is boring and predictable. And I think youíre right, bono is not likely to bite the band that feeds and start attacking social media and big tech.

I didnít expect anything even remotely interesting from TJT PT2 and they didnít deliver anything even remotely interesting. ZOOTV PT2 does at least have potential.

Bono was an early investor in FaceFuck iirc.  So he's in no position to criticize them.

I'd also expect endless shout-outs to his celeb & political 'friends' traveling there from LA and other hot spots.  It will be very, very tedious.