"U2 were born in the context of a live environment. it was our relationship with our audience that gave us our belief in ourselves. It was certainly early on. When we played live something happened. When it went off, something seriously went off in our shows, even in our early club shows."
- The Edge
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.