"There were times when he was doing very dangerous things that not only put him in danger, but also other people in the audience - it was a bad period. He would regularly agree never to do it again but at some frustrating point during the show he would go out there again and start climbing up the ringing."
- Paul McGuinness on Bono's stage climbing, 1987
did you know
Part of the inspiration for the lyrics of One reportedly grew out of a note Bono had sent to the Dalai Lama declining an invitation to a festival called Oneness. The note included, in part, the line, “one – but not the same,” a line which would later appear in the song’s lyrics. That idea of “oneness,” Bono would later say, was a key concept for the song.