“We are mega. And you are Brentwood. How do we know that you are Brentwood and we are mega? Because I am wearing a f*** off pretend snakeskin suit and [they] are wearing f*** off cowboy shirts even though they live in London.

On the other hand Brentwood, you are wearing wall to wall f*****g Primark.

This is a rock and roll festival. When you come to a rock and roll festival you dress for a rock and roll festival.”

Bob Geldof’s Sweary Rant At Brentwood Festival Sees ‘Primark Wearing’ Fans Walk Out (Huffington Post)

Pic: Rex

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65 thoughts on “Bobxit

  1. Tish Mahorey

    Wearing Primark and chatting to each other during the gig about whether to go for the Kia or the Hyundai when the third one is born.

    1. ZeligIsJaded

      So cunning of him to disguise the fact that he’s an irritating prick until now?

  2. Eoin

    Get off the stage you talentless clown Bob. You’re urinating all over your own, already shaky, legacy.

  3. Yep

    Fupp that bloke…. rock and roll festival = cheap and easily abandoned clothes. Not everyone has a dressing room and private toilets.

    What was the final figure on the refugees he took in?

  4. Eoin

    Remember when he used to be a scruffy failed pop star tramp who seemed only to want to feed the third world? What happened to that guy?

  5. munkifisht

    Rock and roll festival stuff aside, Primark is one of the worst exploiters of people in the developing world on the high street. It’s only 3 years since the Rana Plaza collapse. 2 years since the cry for help note in the pair of trousers. Buy cheap clothes, support cheap labour and exploitation.

    Despite the previous comments, I get where he’s coming from. Punk is dead, and a major element of punk was the fashion, but wearing fake snakeskin doesn’t make you a punk Bob. The unfortunate thing is that Punk is exactly what we need today to fight the ever increasing bigotry and the rise of new Thatcherism under May, but we have people who are more obsesed with fupping imaginary creatures on their phones than they are with the robbing of their society and future from under their feet. We live in a consumer obsessed dumbocracy. Any youth movement today gets branded and mainstreamed almost immediately so a quick dollar can be made from it. Depressing really.

    1. Tucker Done

      “Thatcherism under May”
      Lazy – first woman PM since Thatcher therefore.. Is she more like Thatcher than John Major say, apart from her genitalia?

    2. Donger

      What happened in Bangladesh has changed how primark/penneys operates.
      They now have much tighter regulations when it comes to factories they use or companies they outsource use.
      I think it’s an effort to avoid more bad publicity rather than their conscience getting the best of them. None the less, it’s a move in the right direction

    3. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      @ munkifisht;
      You can’t just swan in here and say something as ridiculous as ‘Punk is dead, and a major element of punk was the fashion…and in the following sentence say ‘Punk is exactly what we need today….

      It just makes you seem confused.

      Watch out for the imaginary Punkémons and stay cheerful.

  6. Eoin

    We need Crass/ Conflict style anarcho-punk. It’s still around. Underground as always. On it’s way back. Theresa May will help.

    1. St. John Smythe

      Crass/ Conflict style anarcho-punk won’t come back unless they learn to write some choons

  7. Brendan O'

    When Dún Laoghaire goes bad.
    Geldof has the street cred of William Hague wearing a baseball cap.

  8. Birneybau2

    Rock and Roll festival:

    “Featuring headliners Tony Hadley, ABC, Level 42, Soul II Soul, The Boomtown Rats, The Brand New Heavies, Missing Andy, The Dualers…”

  9. M

    New Statesman 2005.

    “At the press conference for Make Poverty History after the G8 in July 2005, Geldof gave the politicians 10 marks out of 10 for their pledges on aid and eight out of 10 for debt relief. Dr Kumi Naidoo, chairman of the Global Call To Action Against Poverty, said “The people have roared but the G8 has whispered.” But Geldof countered: “When did 10 million people alive become a whisper. When were 10 million lives ever a whisper? It’s a disgrace to suggest anything other than that. Please – perspective.” Prompting one journalist to utter: “Blimey, have they got his kids locked in a cellar or something?”


    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      The Boomtown Rats were never ‘punk’.
      They were a pub band who struck lucky with a gobby frontman.

  10. RuilleBuille

    Geldof is a professional ‘poverty’ campaigner.

    “ANTI-poverty campaigner Sir Bob Geldof has charged Australian organisers $100,000 to give a speech about world suffering.

    Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis at a Crown casino function in Melbourne on Thursday night.

    But he charged about $100,000 for his troubles – a speakers fee that included the cost of luxury hotel rooms and first-class airfares.

    Fellow activist, World Vision CEO the Reverend Tim Costello, spoke for free. An event insider said the Geldof payments, which included the costs of a minder, appeared hypocritical.”

  11. Sido

    Maybe it was an over egged attempt to cover up for his Battle of the Thames escapade, which spectacularly backfired.
    As in I’m not just rude to unemployed fishermen – I’m rude to everyone -In a, so get over it, kinda way.

    Perhaps he’ll end up back over here – telling us he hates the Brits, who have no sense of humour and don’t understand his wild Oirish spirit like. He could even enjoy a coupla pints with Bono every now and then. And do the Late Late.

  12. De Kloot

    So… Who’s in? Who’s allowed? Of those who’ve made a name for themselves, who do those who play here deem sound? Jusaskin…..

    1. Formerly Known As @ireland.com

      Cheers. Some funny comments back then. He has lost a lot of support since then.

  13. Spaghetti Hoop

    Following Bob’s rants is now entertainment in a Prince-Phillip’s-racist-gaffs / Oliver-Reed-drunken-TV-appearances kind of way.

  14. Murtles

    Poor Bob, shouting at people on a boat on the Thames pre Brexit didn’t get him the publicity he wanted. I’d say he’s down to the last of his confirmation money now and needs to be back in the papers. His 1980’s mentality of if I say a few F words I’ll seem cool unfortunately just displays that he’s an old fart and people left not because of his expletives but that his music is poo and he still can’t sing.

    1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

      lets see your famine relief awareness fundraising work or the numerous hit records you’ve penned.

  15. Hohum

    Always surprised at how many people have the knives out for Bob. Fair enough he says some cringeworthy things, just can’t believe nobody would consider cutting him some slack considering what he’s done and been through.

    1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

      it’s typical Oirish begrudgery

      bob’s greatest sin is not having an opinion or being mouthy

      it’s being feted as hero globally, being materially successful and in particular being recognised as an important public figure ‘by them over there’

        1. Back In Black

          What does this teach us? That philantrophists and idealists are often misguided and naive.
          We knew that already. Thanks.

      1. Mourinho

        OBE, MBE, CBEs etc are handed out for helping the state.

        If that means telling British, Scottish or Irish how to vote they good ol sir bob does exactly as asked.

        This is why I don’t like him.

        Too late god isn’t a bad tune.

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