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Davos diary: day two

The self-congratulatory celebs have hit town, bringing back memories of a terrible U2 concert in Camden Town nearly 30 years ago

By Gideon Rachman   February 2006

Thursday 26th January

As well as the hordes of CEOs and third-world presidents, Davos attracts an itinerant crowd of do-gooding pop stars and actors. The inevitable Bono is here, endorsing a new venture in which businesses launch products, some of whose profits are then earmarked for the fight against Aids. It is difficult to be opposed to this sort of thing, but for some reason I find it strangely enraging. I think it is something to do with the air of self-congratulation that always accompanies such acts of philanthropy. Anyway, I’ve never rated Bono. Years ago – it…

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