The Modern Medley
Song - Artist -
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple -
So I'm on vacation in Amsterdam and when I wake up in the morning I like to open the shutters and check out the hotel guests having breakfast on the patio and enjoying the view of the Amstel River. I knew U2 were staying at the hotel because they were playing 3 nights in Amsterdam and the paparazzi were stationed in front of the hotel when we arrived (Note to self: Stay at more moderately priced hotels). So I look outside and see that they've closed the patio to the public but Bono is sitting out there with someone else and they've put up screens so that people on the Amstel River could not take pictures. The night before there were several boats filled with fans yelling for Bono most of the night. When I went to the the window to have a look they must have thought I was Bono because I don't think they would have cheered and screamed like they did for me. So I grab my brand new Sony Cybershot and start taking pictures of Bono and an unidentifed female having a beer at 10:30 in the morning. Bono has super hearing because he responded to the click of the shutter, looked up at me and said, "Hey you, stop that!" I responded by putting down the camera and showing my empty hands, as if to say, "No harm, no foul", like people do when they cut you off on the highway. Because Bono has the power of telepathy he knew I meant him no harm but even so I was some what worried that he would send his rather large body guard to my room to discuss my picture taking.