Bono suffers Glaswegian heckling

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Submitted by Kenny on Wed, 2007-05-09 08:53

The notorious "Glasgow Empire" had a reputation for being a graveyard for English comedians and variety artists who found the heckling hard to deal with.

The Empire is long gone but its spirit lives on. BK Marcus has this funny story on his blog, Lowercase Liberty.

"A story forwarded to me by my Scottish mother:

Bono, the lead singer of the band U2, is famous throughout the entertainment industry for being more than just a little self-righteous.

At a recent U2 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, he asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands, once every few seconds. Holding the audience in total silence, he said into the microphone, "Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies."

A voice with a broad Scottish accent, from the front of the crowd, pierces the quiet… "Well, foockin stop doin it then!"

Wonderful - I would have loved to have seen the look on the pretentious prick's face! Smiling

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