"We supported The Stranglers in the early days. I tried to persuade JJ to wear one of our badges: 'U2 can happen to anyone'. He said 'fuck off', and rightly so. But I took it badly and we robbed their dressing room - totally cleaned it out."
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The Popmart stage design, which looked like a supermarket, appealed to Bono as a supermarket, with its myriad choices and temptations, could function as a metaphor for U2's songs, as they often deal with the struggle between desire and faith.