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Mullen Monday: King Crush & Crown Prince kill me dead edition

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If ever there was a Holy Grail in my Celebrity Crush Kingdom – this would be it.

Las Vegas, 2005: The Killers are still a baby band just making it big – U2 are, well – they’re U2:

I love this video so frickin’ much – here’s some of the reasons why:

  • Bono is such a generous performer – he always lets guest singers take the center of his stage which is incredibly gracious
  • Brandon is sassy – changing the lyrics from when I saw her first, in a pram they pushed her by to when I saw you first in a pram they pushed ME by just to kinda stick it to the old man that he wants his crown – and Bono’s reaction which is to laugh
  • Bono shushing the band for Brandon’s solo
  • Brandon mouthing the words to the lines he’s not singing
  • The Epic Hug. It kills me that you can’t see this on the video, but to know it is out there makes me ridiculously happy. Watch Brandon give Bono a brief hug and head off stage, where he is SUMMONED by Larry Mullen Jr. to behind the kit for a hug that is MUCH longer than the one with Bono, then see Brandon scamper off stage like he’s just been blessed by the damn Pope

I love it SO MUCH!

Based on this single moment that we can’t even SEE all of, Jill and I have spun a thousand imaginary tales of how these two are BFF’s in real life and call each other to compare notes on bossiness, control freakiness, dressing your hottest, and how to best display dissatisfaction (LMJ = arms crossed/frown. BF = hands on hips/pout.)

My friend Amy, bless her – says that LMJ whispered to him:

She saw me first kid 🙂

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

One thought on “Mullen Monday: King Crush & Crown Prince kill me dead edition

  1. “Imaginary tales”? No, they all happened, I believe they did!!!!!! 😉

    Could you imagine one day Brandon asking Larry to hang out so he tells him to meet him at SAM’S TOWN, and Larry takes one look at the place and says “This is not my type of hang out.”

    But then he saddles up to the Ram’s Head Bar and orders a few Heinekens and becomes drunk enough to not only enjoy the laser/water show, but runs to find a bongo drum to give it some rhythm, while Bran is sitting next to his wolf alter ego with his arm around it while singing “Exitlude”. Now THAT we need a video of!

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