U2 frontman Bono didn’t do anything to dispel his tedious windbag image by his appearance presenting Sir Paul McCartney with his Ultimate Legend award. After winding his way through the crowd (and my goodness, he really is SHORT), and in an accent owing more to the US than Ireland, he proceeded to annoy the crowds at the beginning of a very, very long speech.
“It’s great to be here in the capital of east Ireland. We Irish claim the Beatles. Listen pals, if it wasn’t for the potato famine, John Paul George and Ringo would come from bubbling Dublin,” he crowed to boos from the Liverpool crowd. Duh!
“This is the man that invented my job,” he bragged. Listen we don’t want to blame Paul McCartney for U2 but you’re making it difficult for us, mate. And he went on so much McCartney was only on for approximately one-eighth of Bono’s stage time. Something’s not right with this picture. … — By Becky Howard (in London)