she liked Imaginary Men best of all

Bono and Brandon


I’ve just spent far too many hours dealing with iPhoto and realizing that I have WAY more pictures of Brandon Flowers than of people I actually know!

I’d forgotten I had some photos of my two favorite voices in the entire world:

At Live 8 in 2005

On the Vertigo Tour 2005

War Child concert in 2009

I don’t know if Brandon is so giggly because Bono is just that funny, or he’s just so excited to be hanging out with one of his idols.

In the second photo Brandon did In a Little While from his favorite U2 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind which, when I found it on YouTube I’m still surprised I didn’t have an aneurysm and keel right over! At the War Child show Bono, Brandon, Gary Barlow and Chris Martin did The Killers All These Things I’ve Done (I love that Chris Martin who is so ridiculously obvious about his Bono worship – didn’t get to sing a Coldplay song with him!)

Brandon Flowers is about the only person in the world I would accept singing U2 songs.

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".

3 thoughts on “Bono and Brandon

  1. Oh my gosh!! That first picture is priceless! =] Oh Brando… your smile just melts my heart. ❤

  2. Picture 1
    Bran: “So you’re not gonna tell Larry about our tea date right?”
    Bono: “No, of course not Brandon! (Bono’s proper, so I feel that he would call Bran his full name) Larry’s gonna be SO COOL with this. He’s gotta share the spotlight with me anyway, so me and him can share your friendship!”

    Picture 2
    Bono: “Look Brandon, I think you’re a cool guy. But changing the lyric to “in a pram they pushed me by”? You do know this is U2’S SHOW right?
    Brandon: “I asked Larry about it and he said it was OK. I mean, this was the LARRY MULLEN BAND at one point right?”

    Picture 3
    Bono: “One of my bodyguards is gonna escort you out of here tonight. I heard Chris Martin is really not cool with us singing one of your songs.”
    Bran: “He’s just jealous because he can’t rock a purple hoodie AND a fitted denim jacket like me. And because his wife has him by the nuts. He knew I was all “Lemme in on this” at this show tonight. YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS, MARTIN!!!”

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