Singer Bono and his U2 bandmates were spotted hanging out at the Violet Hour lounge in Wicker Park on Tuesday night before exiting through the kitchen -- after their syndicated radio interview at the Metro rock venue, where they hawked their new album and upcoming tour, whose first U.S. stop is Sept. 12 at Soldier Field.From Sneed 3/12/2009
Singer Bono and his anonymous U2 bandmates were ignored at Keegan's Pub at 10618 S. Western Ave., Chicago in the Beverly neighborhood on the south side, where no one asked about their new album and upcoming tour, whose first U.S. stop is Sept, 12 at Soldier Field. from me, if you don't mind.
Bernard - Irish born owner of Keegan's and Guinnesss tapster. - 'Soft day, lads. What's the craic?'
Bono - 'Four pints, please.'
Retired CPD hero - 'More of your extended family crowding into our country illegally, Bern?'
Bernard - 'They're Jackeens, Billy. Drink your Miller and don't scare off the trades . . . (soto voce) he's harmless lads . . .now. Dublin men'
Bono - 'We are that . . .more world men nowadays.'
CPD hero - 'Outta work, too? I thought most of you Pig$hit Irish #$%^ed off back to Paddyland in this, our troubled economy. Must be some brick work left out in Will County.'
Bono - 'Jaysus, We're U2, Yank.'
CPD - 'Were I what?'
Bono - 'No We're . . .We are . . .U2.'
CPD - 'No, I are retired'
Bono - 'I'm Bono'
CPD - 'I'm thirsty.'
Bono - 'There's four Tellies in here Have you not seen us?
CPD- You on Jeopardy?
Bernard - 'Enjoy your pints, Lads. ( Fade to black,or green,or pink or whatever . . .)
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