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Old 06-06-2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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Larry in the news (gasp)

From The Sunday Independent:

U2's Larry rocks on to new Summit

I'M WITH Boy George: if Bono wants to find what he's looking for he only has to look behind the drums . . .

The incomparable Larry Mullen was behind the drums in his local in Howth last Thursday night. The occasion was Stephen Galligan's going away beano at Dublin's hippest boozer The Summit. The proceeds for Gally's send off to Australia were for the Hospice which cared for Gally's mum in the period before her recent sad death).

The entertainment was provided by El Diablo, a cover band with a strong U2 repertoire. Half-way through the night, the deeply unassuming Mullen was approached in the bar about getting up. To put it in context, this is a bit like asking JD Salinger to appear in Hello! magazine. Larry said he was too shy and too nervous to perform so locally. An hour later he was approached again, and this time, relented. El Diablos' drummer was diplomatically asked to vacate his stool for a mystery special guest and Larry took the seat and played on two U2 songs. According to witnesses on the night: "The place went slowly bananas, including the band themselves, as they realised what was happening. Larry is too modest in Howth and Sutton to raise any kind of profile, but he knew Gally and knew it was a purely local crowd from one of the neighbourhoods in which they first tasted success and he cast a spell."

Much later, the implacably grounded (and groomed) megastar also pulled a few pints behind the bar in The Summit for regulars and his lovely wife Anne Acheson. So if things don't work out for those U2 lads Larry will have at least two gigs to fall back on in Howth.

On Saturday evening, Anne and Larry and their son and daughter attended an end-of-soccer-season dinner in Casa Pasta in Howth. Their son Elvis is in the Howth Celtic under-10s, managed by the redoubtable Shane O'Doherty. (Larry is known to be very protective of his kids. It has worked well, as they have grown up normally in the community.) And then, presumably, Elvis left the building.

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biff!!! Thank you!
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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Re: Larry in the news (gasp)

Originally posted by biff
And then, presumably, Elvis left the building.

Thanks for posting biff!
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Thanks for the news!

A groomed Larry Mullen...
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I'M WITH Boy George: if Bono wants to find what he's looking for he only has to look behind the drums . . .

that still cracks me up!

thanks for the article bif! good to hear something about larry, haven't heard of him in along while!
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #10
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Of course he was - I stole his hair gel the night before.
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im glad there is no pics, his private life should remain private.
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groomed? hehe hope that means he cut his hair short like B's
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Heh. for that,we'd need the heavy artillery: bring on the malinois!

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