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U2 & Us

Our Collaboration with Bono, 'The Fly'

ACHTUNG BABY & ZOO TV

In 1991, U2 released their seventh studio album ‘Achtung Baby’. Staged in support of their new sound, the ZOO TV tour visited arenas and stadiums around the world during 1992 and 1993.

U2:UV LIVE AT SPHERE

On Sept. 29, 2023, the Irish rock band began their Las Vegas residency at Sphere – a sci-fi structure that has 160,000 speakers and a giant wrap-around LED screen.

A Brief History of Bug-Eye Sunglasses

( By `Cutler and Gross´ )

Bug-eye glasses and sunglasses, sometimes known as goggle-eye glasses, have a distinctive design that features large, rounded, and curved lenses that cover your eyes completely. They first gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s in various circles of fashion-forward youth and have remerged in one guise or another in every decade since.

The design of bug-eye sunglasses was influenced by the emergence of new materials and manufacturing techniques that allowed for larger and more complex lens shapes. The lenses were typically made of shatterproof materials which made them ideal for outdoor activities and sports but were soon appropriated into the fashion lexicon.

During the 1990s, bug-eye sunglasses were commonly associated with the grunge and alternative subcultures. Musicians such as Bono, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana were often seen sporting these sunglasses, contributing hugely to their rise in popularity.

Overall, the 1990s marked a significant moment in the history of bug-eye sunglasses.

During that decade especially, the rave scene was characterized by its bright and colorful fashion, which often included oversized clothing and accessories. One of the most iconic accessories of the rave era were bug eyeglasses and/or sunglasses, which were worn by ravers as a symbol of their individuality and love for the music – and for some other slightly more practical reasons.

In the years since, bug-eye sunglasses have continued to evolve and adapt to changing fashion trends but their wraparound design still serves a practical purpose too, providing better coverage and protection from the sun’s glare.

(03/10/2023 Cutler and Gross’s blog)