"Adam was very persuasive. He had printed cards with 'Adam Clayton, manager of U2', and he was calling people. This was the post-Geldof world in which it was ok to hustle and hassle for a place at the front of the queue."
- Bono on U2's early days
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.