Hats off to the Independent Charity Auction

bono_hat.jpg British newspaper The Independent is auctioning off 43 items linked to work of the paper. All funds raised are split between three charities: Merlin, The Welfare Association (UK) and Anti-Slavery International.

Scroll down the page to find a link to Lot 42: Achtung Baby – Bono’s contribution: a RED T-shirt, a signed poster and black ipod, as well as the hat Bono wore while picking racing tips for the paper.

As of December 14, 2pm CET, with almost a week to go bids stand at a respectable £ 1300.00.

Brazil gets Vertigo

Tickets for U2’s concert at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium on February 20th will go on sale next Monday. Ticket prices are:

  • Campo/GA Field: R$ 200,00 (US$ 88)
  • Tribuna/Stands: R$ 230,00 (US$ 101)
  • Pão de Açúcar Emotion Kit (this is a combo that includes: Stands ticket + lunch + t-shirt + Cd HTDAAB): R$ 380,00 (US$ 167)

Tickets may be purchased online via Ticketronics.net and at Pão de Açúcar supermarket, which is the main sponsor, only in some branches of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The other sponsors are Siemens, CLARO, and Telefônica Speedy.

The local promotor has announced that as soon as the 73,000 tickets are sold, a second show will be added for Feb 21. He also confirmed that Franz Ferdinand will be the support act and that, in spite of rumours, a show in Rio de Janeiro will not be added.

Peter and the Wolf documentary

Ireland’s RTE 1 screened a half hour documentary on the making of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ on Monday, January 5th. There’s a brief review of the documentary on gavinfriday.com. We expect to be able to offer some screencaps and footage next week.

You got the boxed set, you ordered the T-shirt and the catalogue, now fork out for the luxury screen print: all available from the Irish Hospice Peter and the Wolf shop.

Pack Rat Larry

Hall of Fame’s chief curator chief curator Jim Henke about Larry ‘the hoard’ Mullen:

“I’ve found for example, that there’s usually one member of a band who is
a pack rat, or to put it another way, who has the collector’s mentality. For
example, in U2, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. is the collector. From the time U2
first formed (as the Larry Mullen Band) back in a Dublin high school, he has
been stockpiling everything from the first U2 T-shirt (now on exhibit at the
Hall of Fame) to posters, backstage passes, notes from band members, etc.
He virtually has a house full of U2 memorabilia.”
[ Liner Notes via YouTwo.net ]