bono arrived in the netherland's for today's amsterdam arena show with an on-air radio conversation with Ann, oddly enough, an Irish born air traffic controller guiding Vertigo Air into Holland. yer man not only claimed to be flying the plane, but one-handed at that. god bless, indeed!
(broadcast live on Dutch radio from the control tower)
Ann (controller): If we could talk to Bono, that would be great.
Captain: Bono’s on board, we’ll get him to say hi.
Bono: Vertigo 2005 I’m ready and waiting
Ann: Hi Bono, welcome to Amsterdam.
Bono: I’m very happy, it’s been a long time I’ve been waiting for this.
Ann: Are you looking forward to the concert in Amsterdam tonight?
Bono: Yeah, we haven’t played here for, gosh, probably maybe fifteen years, so can’t wait. I’m gonna be on the radio in a few minutes, is that right?
Ann: You’re on the radio live right now.
Bono: Wow, oh dear, how am I gonna fly the plane and do an interview…
and later on...........
Bono: And what’s an Irish girl like you doing…eh…having a vertigo experience at the top of a control tower?
Ann: They’re having a slight problem getting people in the Netherlands to be controllers, so there’s two Irish controllers here, there’s one right next to me.
Bono: Wow, yes, it’s strange, we Irish people love the fear of heights. I wish you luck, can’t wait to see everybody tonight. And I have done lots of strange interviews; I’ve done interviews naked, I’ve done interviews in odd places; I’ve spoken to people sitting on the john, but I have never done an interview whilst trying to fly an airplane. Thank you for the experience. I’m going down now, there’s a scene from Baywatch apparently on one of the beaches. We’re going to see if we can find some U2 people on the beaches. So…eh…if we are over your head, I’m flying with one hand. God bless.