Bono had discovered high heels, Edge didn’t wear hats and there were photoshoot japes with some unforgettable fire extinguishers. Next week a selection of rare U2 photographs will go on show at the Little Museum of Dublin. These images, never been exhibited before, capture a teenage band on the verge of world domination. ‘U2 1978-81’ will be opened by Paul McGuinness on Thursday. Here, the photographer Patrick Brocklebank recalls those heady days in Dublin.
February 12th, 1979 Note that Guggi is in these photos – I was told that Larry Mullen couldn’t make it, so Guggi stood in. Larry later said he hadn’t heard anything about the shoot! This was at a time when Larry was going to leave the band. He had an offer of a steady job in an oil company. His dad showed up at a recording session to take Larry home once – he said school was more important . . . if only he’d known
February 12th, 1979 Bono on a block, showing his “Bono Boots”, as they were known in town. They had very high heels for a man! He used to get them fixed at a shoe shop next door to McGonagle’s
Full story (and photos) at The Irish Times