November 06, 2006

You Too

I like U2 as a band okay, but this Bono character is something else. I remembering seeing U2 in concert way back in the '80s at an intimate venue, and even then I thought Bono was way too full of himself. Now he thinks he's got all this influence over the American public because he's a big, old rock star. People pay big money to hear him sing, not to get on his political soap box. This little tidbit was sent to me, and filled me with hope.

At a U2 concert in Glasgow , Bono asked the audience for some quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands, once every 3 seconds.

Holding the audience spellbound, he said softly into the microphone "Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies."

A voice near the front pierced the silence;

"Well, stop fuckin' doin' it then."

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