U2 rocker Bono loves his trilby hat so much he's paid a whopping $1,500
(GBP1,000) to have it flown to Italy.
The absent-minded ONE singer was panic-stricken when he discovered he had
left his prized headgear behind in London after arriving in Modena for opera
star Luciano Pavarotti's charity concert last night (27MAY03) - and immediately
it to be ferried to him.
Money was no object for the Irishman, who arranged for a $150 (GBP100)
taxi journey to GATWICK airport, before the trilby was placed in the cockpit of
a BRITISH AIRWAYS flight, costing $663 (GBP442) - so it wouldn't get squashed
by any other
The final leg of the journey cost Bono another $225 (GBP150) in taxi fares
- but he was relieved to receive the hat hours before the concert, which also
featured Liza Minnelli and Eric Clapton.
A source explains, "Including $300 (GBP200) insurance and tips, he spent
about $1,500 (GBP1,000) flying it out - but that's nothing compared to the
amount he'll have raised on the night.
"It was tricky telling the drivers and British Airways what he was after,
but it all worked out."