Their Paris gigs were cancelled, but before Bono and his U2 bandmates headed home to Ireland, they took the time Saturday to join mourners and lay flowers at a candlelit vigil near the Bataclan concert venue where many of the 129 people were killed during Friday’s terrorist rampage. Joining Bono in laying flowers at the streetside memorial were guitarist The Edge, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bass player Adam Clayton.
Bono seemed especially moved earlier Saturday when he told RTE Radio in Ireland that “if you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had in this so called war-on-terror or whatever it’s called. It’s very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show, in that venue. It’s a very recognizable situation for you and for me, and the cold-blooded aspect of this slaughter is deeply disturbing and that’s what I can’t get out of my head.”