U2’s the Edge walked right off the edge of a stage

Known for pushing the sweet, sexy vibrations of the guitar to the edge, U2 guitarist the Edge experienced firsthand what it’s like to stand too close to the edge when he fell off the edge of the stage during a performance in Vancouver on Thursday night.   

U2 closed their concert—attended by a crowd of 20,000—with the 1987 hit “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” The Edge sauntered down the ramp as Bono led the audience in an a cappella breakdown of the chorus and, clearly lost without his signature delay sound, stepped right off the stage like the air was ground.  

Must have had him feeling like:

Bono, always one to play it safe, stood away from the edge and kept singing, unaware of his fallen bandmate. 

Lucky for fans of the Irish band, the Edge is still in one piece. U2 posted his epic bruises to Instagram later that evening.

“Didn’t see the edge, I’m ok!! #U2ieTour

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“Didn’t see the edge, i’m ok!!” the guitarist wrote, relishing the opportunity to make an “edge” joke. And really, who could blame him?

H/T NME | Screengrab via Rock Archives/YouTube

Feliks Garcia

Feliks Garcia

Feliks Garcia was a reporter and essayist whose work for the Daily Dot focused on social justice issues, internet culture, and the Rock. He was a staff writer for the Independent when he passed away in February 2017 after suffering a heart attack. He was 33.