Bono Spotlights Helms, Edwards Families At Concert In Raleigh, NC

People are commenting about this weekend's U2 concert in Raleigh, but not just about the music.

Bono's political comments created an "awkward silence," says one blogger.

Joe Gregorio, a software engineer from North Carolina, wrote on his blog that Bono started out talking about One Foundation and then honored the Helms and Edwards families for making contributions.

"I've never experienced an awkward silence at a rock concert before," wrote Gregorio on his blog.

The "One Foundation" fights disease and poverty.


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  • by P on Oct 7, 2009 at 01:52 PM
    Was there too. Didn't hear any comments by BONO. Who cares about Edwards as the Led Zeppelinn song says " Your Time Is Gonna Come " . I do respect Helms in getting me my passports in a hurry when I needed them to go out of the country on a short notice trip. Parking was not worth $20.00 it was a free for all and no control of how people were parking or acting. Quick get rich scam by someone they should have used the fairground parking too that way the traffic could have exited I-40 quicker. Those that had problems with traffic should have checked the routes before. We took backroads after Wade Ave 2 exits further on 40 and made it too park within 15 minutes. BEST outdoor sound system ever heard!
  • by Anonymous Location: ENC on Oct 7, 2009 at 09:00 AM
    I was at the U2 concert and there was NOT an awkward silence. It was by far the BEST concert I have ever been too. He was thanking them. That is not a political opinion.
  • by Blogger? Location: Gville on Oct 6, 2009 at 02:37 PM
    Since when is "says ONE blogger" newsworthy? Journalism is a joke.
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on Oct 6, 2009 at 02:36 PM
    Personally I do not like Bono's music nor his attemps to complain about anything American. We all know his political views. From what I have read here what he did was acknowledge 2 families for their charity. As some have said: " get over it ". This isn't news worthy as far as I am concerned.
  • by enc Location: enc on Oct 6, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    My wife and I were at the concert...it was a GREAT concert...yes, Bono did say that...but there was no hush like that...It was amazing and we got 3 encores! Looks like Bono is one of the ones that can look past pettiness...
  • by Miss Location: Info on Oct 6, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    Of forgot to mention, this "Akward Silence" came from a blogger. Is the coming from the NY Times? Excellence in Journalism abounds, never trust a blogger unless you interview dozens who attended the concert, GEE WIZ!
  • by L Location: Greenville on Oct 6, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    The concert was at Carter Finley Stadium - not walnut Creek. There was not a "hush" of silence - people get over it and talk about something else. This was an AMAZING CONCERT - if you ever get the chance to see Bono live - better go - once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • by L Location: Greenville on Oct 6, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    The concert was at Carter Finley Stadium - not walnut Creek. There was not a "hush" of silence - people get over it and talk about something else. This was an AMAZING CONCERT - if you ever get the chance to see Bono live - better go - once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • by Goodness Location: Here on Oct 6, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    What a bunch of morons. So he thanked 2 families for doing something good in the world. Big freakin' deal.
  • by Lala on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:43 PM
    I'm sure everyone there couldn't wait to hear about Edwards and Helms. Shut up and sing already.
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