Thursday, January 17, 2008


Bono, the lead singer for rock band U2, is seen in some places as being a bit self-righteous.

At a recent U2 concert in Glasgow, Scotland he asked the audience to be totally quiet. Then he started slowly clapping his hands, once every few seconds.

In the cavernous silence, he said into the microphone: "Every time I clap my hands, a child dies in Africa."

A voice from the gallery, in a broad Scottish accent, pierced the quiet of the auditorium:

"Well, fookin' stop doin' it then, ye evil bastarrrrd!"


John Eaton said...

I hear you, Shelly. I used to have that feeling with Graham Nash sometimes. And Peter Yarrow, on occasion. I'm thinking of tossing out Slim Jims at my shows, and listening to the vegans howl. Then, tossing organic vegan ginger mints, and listening to the breathless silence.

All in a day's interaction, huh.

John :)

Lori Witzel said...

Hahahaha! S., never heard that one, too funny.

A big ol' giggle for your comment, John -- mmmmmm, Slim Jims.

Anonymous said...


"Well, fookin' stop doin' it then, ye evil bastarrrrd!"

I wonder how Bono reacted. And I wonder what he's been doing for the kids who are on the brink of death? Clapping ain't gonna help.