Dead Bono Idea Doesn't Fly For U2

An ambitious plan to elevate U2 star BONO's `dead' body over the crowds at the Irish group's live shows was scrapped because it was "too BON JOVI."

The rock star came up with the idea of playing a dead cowboy who would be flown around arenas and stadiums on a giant stetson - high above the heads of fans.

He says, "We thought it was very avant-garde to fly me in a cowboy hat over the audience as a dead cowboy.

"We thought it would be a one-off event and it would be historically remembered.


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Please don't even play dead Bono. We need you alive. Even a joke like that would be a horrible thing. Bono dead? NO, NO, NO!God Bless, Robyn
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I wouldn't think that that would be a very good idea. Besides Bono's not a cowboy. I love it when he gets up against the camera though, or when gets a gal out of the audience to dance with. A live Bono is so much more exciting than a dead cowboy Bono! I love him because he is so alive with humanitarian causes, and a wonderful voice, and the way he leads U2. Gotta love him!!
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Mercy! U2 don't need gimmicks -- all Bono needs to do is stand up and sing and talk and joke and stuff, we just need a concert, not a flying cowboy show!!! God love 'em...
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