U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Sep
08
1997

Paris post-show - Happy birthday Willie.

Paris post-show - Happy birthday Willie. Bono treats our hero to a river trip.

Its my birthday, so Bono bought me a bunch of flowers and a midnight river trip with a couple of dozen of my closest friends. Floating up and down the River Seine after midnight, on a boat that used to belong to Winston Churchill, the moon above, the great illuminated buildings of Paris to either side... Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Ile de la Cite... touring's hell, I tell you.

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