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Larry marching…?

By on October 13, 2007 in Call for Help with 8 Comments

As I finish up U2 by U2, I see Larry mentioning that he once marched in an anti-war rally in Dublin. I vaguely recall seeing a photo of him doing that….

Does anyone have a clue what day that happened? Must’ve been 2003, 2004 or 2005, right?

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  1. Beth says:

    Matt — I do recall that it was quite early in the Iraq war process. It happened near the same time of a peace demonstration I was in where I used to live (so has to be pre-Sept 04) where people were screaming “Go back to Russia, commie!” (so probably really early) at us. I remember it was cold outside. I would be very willing to wager it was this event
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_15,_2003_anti-war_protest

  2. Kathleen says:

    Yes I remember that…that was in March 2003, I believe. (The same month when the US began the invasion of Iraq).

  3. Kathleen says:

    Oops, I think it was February ’03…see this article from the Guardian:

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,,896721,00.html

  4. Matt says:

    Wow, 8 hours later and my question is answered. Thank you, both. I’m sure you’re right. It makes sense. And I do remember thinking he could do it because Bono and Edge were busy doing Gangs of America/Hands That Built America stuff at the same time. It fits perfectly. And February 15, 2003, is open in the book. I’ll go fill it in now….

    Thanks again!

  5. Kathleen says:

    During the Oscars Larry did a little “Sunday Bloody Sunday” drum part right at the end of their performance of Hands…it was very quick, he snuck it in, about 4 beats.

  6. Maria Teresa says:

    Hello Matt, I´m from Brazil, and we do have a picture of Larry from that anti-war rally up on our website. Check it out if you´re interested.
    http://www.ultraviolet-u2.com/fotos/foto.php?album=larry&pagina=17
    Keep up the good work!
    Cheers, MT

  7. Jake says:

    Matt,

    I recall seeing Larry’s picture from the march on U2Log, maybe it’s still in their archives? I remember clearly because he looks like the Terminator and is wearing a USMC patch on his jacket.

  8. Matt says:

    Thanks, guys — I think I’m okay on the Larry marching stuff now. :-)

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