Doherty tests patience of fans before TCD appearance

“Occasional rock star and full-time tabloid fixture Pete Doherty is many things. Punctual is not one of them. Doherty turned up a magisterial two hours and 20 minutes late for his date at the Trinity Philosophical Society yesterday evening, apparently a victim of the chaos at Dublin airport. Fans who queued for an hour in the freezing cold and waited two-and-a-half hours in the crowded GMB at TCD had their patience tested to the limit, but still raised the roof when Doherty arrived clutching a bottle of Bavarian beer and smoking a cigarette. They were the lucky ones. Dozens had been turned away. ‘The biggest queue since Al Pacino,’ said interviewer Hot Press’s Stuart Clark, referring to the louche star’s drawing power …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 7 February]

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