May 10th, 1960
My name is Bono, and I am a rock star. I tell you this not as a boast but more as a kind of confession. Because, in my view, the only thing worse than a rock star is a rock star with a conscience…a celebrity with a cause — oh, dear; oh, dear. But worse yet is a singer with a conscience. A placard-waving, knee-jerking, fellow-traveling activist with a Lexus, and a swimming pool shaped like his head. I’m a singer. You know what a singer is. A singer is someone with a hole in his heart almost the size of his ego. When you need 20,000 people screaming your name in order to feel good about your day, you know you’re a singer.
Happy 52nd Birthday, The Edge ♥ Born August 8th, 1961.
"Embarrassing moment! My room overlooks the park and yesterday during the afternoon I’d opened up all the blinds and taken back the curtains so I could look out over the park. Come nightfall, I was grooving to some rap record in my room, bopping around the room for maybe half an hour. I don’t know what I was doing, just messing around…and at one stage I looked out of the window and there were about 200 people looking up, clapping, applauding my dancing. That was funny." - August 21st, 1992 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
♛ Happy birthday, David Evans aka The Edge (8 August 1961)
Happy 53rd Birthday BonoThank you for the music, but above all, thank you for inspiring us to constantly rise above ourselves while looking for better answers to those fundamental questions.
Happy 51st Birthday, Larry ♥ Born October 31st, 1961.
“My earliest memory of Larry was when we were starting off. We were at our first rehearsal in his kitchen and all these girls, all these 14 and 15 year old girls kept climbing over the walls and looking in at the windows at Larry. Larry just shouted at them to go away and then turned the hose on them. He’s not interested in being a pop star. Larry likes to play the drums.” - Bono
So I know I’m incredibly behind on the U2 anniversary celebration and everything
but I just wanted to say, really simply and without going on for eons like I easily could, that if U2 hadn’t become a band 36 years ago, then I would most certainly not be the person I am today. I can sincerely and honestly say, without a drop of exaggeration, that I owe everything to them— everything.