i just realised that the u2 concert that was postponed from earlier this year is happening this month! hurrah!
meanwhile, here is a story sent to me on email (courtesy of lance) - i have no idea about the truth of it:
At a U2 concert in Glasgow, Bono asked the audience for some quiet.
Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands.
Holding the audience in total silence, he said into the microphone, "Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies."
A voice from near the front pierced the silence, "Well, stop f***ing doing it then!"
on the headphones: 'semaphore' by jakob, from the album 'Cale:drew'. www.myspace.com/jakobmusic