"I’m like the clown, calling people to look at the stage…it’s like putting a magnet to iron fillings, drawing them in. And once they’re in that position, you can feed them, give them what you have. We give — and people look, and we give all — and that can affect people’s emotions; so we get a sensitive audience, people who are aware."
- Bono, 1979
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.