"If we are giving anything publicly you have to accept it's a kind of exercise in self promotion. We tried always to avoid that in this country especially over the years. There was a lot of fighting in the band about this but we felt we had to show solidarity about this. If we can't be really useful let's find the people who are and get them protective wear."
- Bono on purchasing protective gear and going public with it as U2, 2020
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On tour in Australia in the autumn of '89 Larry had told Bono that if this is what it meant for U2 to be superstars, he didn't like it. It was one of the reasons for the musical and artistic revolution in the nineties.