"We did once have a massive drop straight out of the sky, many years ago. We were sitting opposite Sophia Loren on a transatlantic commercial flight and got struck by lightning. And I remember Bono whispered to her, ‘Don’t worry Sophia, it’s just God taking your photograph’. It was such a good line! I thought, ‘You smooth talking bastard...’."
- The Edge on flying, 2014
did you know
Bono made his first live solo appearance on April 30, 1989, at a fundraising event in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, singing his own musical adaptations of two poems by William Butler Yeats.