What A.J. does and doesn’t want

Adam ‘A.J.’ Rankin has been a carpenter for U2 since 1986 and the B-man’s off stage assistant and cousin. U2.com have interviewed him for the ‘On the Road‘ feature of their Vertigo Tour special. It’s an amusing read, unfortunately only available to paying members of the site, but we thought we’d share one or two highlights:

Asked what song he would love U2 to play this tour he picks ‘All I want is you’ and adds, bless him, ‘in black and white, with the dwarf and the trapeze artist.’

And this one’s for the boys. His worst touring nightmare: ‘having a inguinal hernia on PopMart – when your stomach ends up in your scrotum from too much lifting.’