U2achtung.com reports that Bono and Larry met with fans on the beach of
Eze during a break of the filming of U2’s new video Wednesday afternoon.
Having completed several scenes during the afternoon, Larry indicated
to the fans that the “real” filming would begin later that evening.
Around 9 p.m., a fireworks show was seen in the sky over Bono’s home to
honor Bono and Ali’s twentieth wedding anniversary. There were a large
number of security guards surrounding the home, preventing fans from
seeing too much of the video shoot. Part of the set was visible from a
distance; the other was protected by a wall surrounding the home.
U2achtung.com staff could hear the song being played for the filming.
They describe it as a “magnificent song that begins slowly and ends
with a roar.” It was played repeatedly.
During the shooting, fans could see Paul McGuiness, Ali, Morleigh, Ann,
Jordan, and Eve watching the filming of the video. Paul McGuinness
approached the fans and asked that no one take photos of the filming.
The video shoot went on through the night, with the band taking only a
few breaks of no longer than 5 minutes.
Around 1 a.m., a small number of fans were allowed to move closer to
the set, where they could actually see the band. Bono wore a black
leather jacket and sunglasses. The Edge wore a white cowboy hat,
t-shirt, and jeans. Adam and Larry were dressed “as usual.” Bono was
visibly exhausted, but took the time to acknowledge the fans with a
wave. When the band wrapped up the video shoot, Adam came over and
spoke to the fans briefly.