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Steve Hofmeyr dumps U2 tickets

2011-02-13 15:38
 
Steve Hofmeyr has dumped U2 tickets worth R5 000 into the Jukskei River in protest against Bono's comments on the "shoot the farmer" song.
Pretoria - Steve Hofmeyr has dumped U2 tickets worth R5 000 into the Jukskei River in protest against Bono's comments on the "shoot the farmer" song.

Hofmeyr said in a tweet: "I have just dumped my R5000 worth of U2 tickets in the Jukskei. I'm going home. I can find no context for that song. Sorry&goodbye".

Irishman Bono, who is in South Africa for the band's 360° tour, has caused a stir in the country by expressing support for the singing of the "shoot the farmer" song.

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"I was a kid and I'd sing songs I remember my uncles singing... rebel songs about the early days of the Irish Republican Army," he said, proceeding to sing a song whose lyrics spoke of carrying guns and readying them for action.

"We sang this and it's fair to say it's folk music... as this was the struggle of some people that sang it over some time," he told the Sunday Times.

But the rocker went on to say such songs shouldn't be sung in the wrong context.

"Would you want to sing that in a certain community? It's pretty dumb," he said.

"It's about where and when you sing those songs. There's a rule for that kind of music."

The Johannesburg concert is being held in the FNB Stadium near Soweto.

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