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    Default Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    ......... and gets taken away by the cops.

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    Pixies frontman Black Francis was taken away by Gardaí in Dublin on Saturday after staging an impromptu gig at St Stephen's Green.

    According to Hotpress magazine, a crowd of around 1,000 people showed up for the 'precore' show, which had been announced on the singer's website. The free gig preceded a scheduled show that evening at Dublin's Vicar St venue.


    The star told Hotpress: "I've stopped doing encores at my official shows, and replaced them with 'precores' in unusual locations, which I ask fans to come up with. Somebody suggested Stephen's Green - so I checked it out on the net, and thought, 'Hey, let's do it!'"


    AdvertisementThe St Stephen's Green show had originally been scheduled to take place at the bandstand in the middle of the green at 5pm though it was switched to outside the main entrance when the park was closed.


    Black Francis played a short set that included solo material and Pixies classics before Gardaí appeared and took the singer and his publicist, Stevo Berube, to Kevin Street Garda Station.

    Despite taking the star away in the back of a squad car, Gardaí said that he wasn't actually arrested and was simply taken away in order to disperse the crowd.


    The star later performed in Vicar Street as scheduled/
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    Default Re: Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    For a minute I thought you meant that Frank Black had taken a dump bigger than Bono's...
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    Default Re: Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    You mean Francis pulled a Limp Bizkit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PassiveTheory View Post
    For a minute I thought you meant that Frank Black had taken a dump bigger than Bono's...
    Frank is the dump Bono took.
    Just with clothes and a guitar.
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    Default Re: Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    ...You're seriously going to diss Frank Black, and by extension, the Pixies?
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    Default Re: Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    frank black is a good man

    he is the musical equivalent of kimbo slice
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    Default Re: Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    Quote Originally Posted by paulb View Post
    You mean Francis pulled a Limp Bizkit?
    No, a bono. Please see ''where The Streets Have No Name'' music video by U2 to see the origination, in a sense 20 years ago. Waaaay before LB even though of that s**t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    No, a bono. Please see ''where The Streets Have No Name'' music video by U2 to see the origination, in a sense 20 years ago. Waaaay before LB even though of that s**t.
    a yes, i forgot about that... I was thinkin of the shit they pulled in like 2000 or so in Toronto
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    Default Re: Black Francis pulls a 'Bono'

    I like the idea of a "precore", even though it's totally gimmicky.
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