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Friday, May 15, 2015

U2's The Edge Falls Off ... An Edge

Posted By on Fri, May 15, 2015 at 10:08 AM

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David Howell Evans, a grown man who makes people refer to him as "The Edge," fell off the literal edge of a stage while meandering through a guitar solo last night in Vancouver. Evans plays guitar in U2 (that band whose songs miraculously appeared on your iPhone a little while back). 

The best part of the video (embedded below) is the absolute confidence The Edge displays as he walks over the bright yellow strips clearly marking the edge of the stage. He must have been totally zoned out (or drunk) because the step before his fall his toes are already hanging off the stage and he doesn't even notice.

After The Edge takes a dive into the space between the stage and crowd with a thud (caused by his guitar and arm banging up against the edge of the stage), you can hear Bono in the background carrying along without The Edge. A+ video, 5/5 Bonos, would watch again.

The good news? Evans is reportedly alright and something interesting finally happened at a U2 concert. Maybe he'll take this as a wake up call to stop referring to himself like he's some rebellious character out of a poorly written novel?

(UPDATE: An earlier version of this story misidentified David Howell Evans. It has been corrected.)

U2's I&E tour comes to the SAP Center at San Jose May 18 and 19.
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