Saturday 16 December 2017

Laura still hasn't found who she's looking for. . .

She has interviewed every pop star on the planet for MTV.

But Irish music presenter Laura Whitmore revealed to me this week she had yet to meet Bono or any of U2.

It's a case of 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' for the Wicklow woman, who said she hoped to change that this week attending the Glastonbury music festival, at which U2 headlined the massive pyramid stage last night.

"It would be weird meeting Bono because I grew listening to U2. I always knew the group were popular, but it wasn't until I started travelling all around the world for MTV, to places like South America, that I realised what a massive group they are worldwide," Laura told me when I bumped into her in Glastonbury this weekend.

But surely the 26-year-old would have rubbed shoulders with Bono and Co at the MTV Awards, or numerous festivals she covered for MTV?

"It's not that easy. Bono usually has a few people around him. I've been to things where Bono was there and he has walked by but it just didn't happen. This weekend in Glastonbury could be my chance," she said.

But Laura is seeing more of another Irish frontman: Danny O'Reilly of The Coronas, whom she has been dating for the last year.

Alas, Danny couldn't join Laura this week at the UK music festival because his group are playing at a "strawberry festival in Co Wexford".

"Danny has promised the two of us will go to Glastonbury together next year, which means I'm definitely coming back next year," she said.

Laura will also be attending The Coronas' big gig in Marlay Park on July 22.

As for Glastonbury, tune in to Dave Fanning's radio show on 2FM this afternoon from 2-4pm where I'll be duscussing U2's set and, well, the mud.

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