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U2 Endure the Christmas Party...

ShowBizIreland, December 23, 2002


Just before ShowBiz Ireland signs off on turkey stuffing duty until the New Year, we have one last update to the Site to keep you going for the foreseeable: U2's Christmas Party...

Yes even the biggest ShowBiz names have to endure the annual office party and U2 are no exception, but the floundering Irish economy meant the shrewd guys didn't go over the top.

U2's management company, Principle Management, had their Christmas bash last Friday night and keeping an eye on budget they held it in U2's own hotel, the Clarence. Clever!

All members of the band turned up except their illusive drummer Larry Mullen, even their manager Paul McGuinness showed up with a bag filled with presents. Wonder what he got Bono? Well, what do you buy for the man who has it all...socks?

The U2 boys showed up separately for the merriment between 9 and 10 p.m. Bono's good friend Simon Carmody was uncharacteristicly concerned that our photographers were trying to get a photograph of the U2 frontman.

Perhaps Bono was a bit worse for wear after meeting with friends about the city earlier in the evening? Our spies spotted Bono outside Grogan's Pub seeing off some close friends with Christmas cheer...

Happy Christmas from all of the ShowBiz Ireland crew, we will no doubt see you in the New Year with a bumper crop of news and gossip and perhaps even a little party or two...Have a good one!

@U2 Note: Pictures of Bono, The Edge and Adam arriving at the party are available here.

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