MY FIRST JOB

Kevin Shute, business development director of CIA Medianetwork, once spent a summer on planet rock

Kevin Shute, business development director of CIA Medianetwork,

once spent a summer on planet rock





’After I left Leeds University I got a summer job as a concert

promoter.



I helped organise U2’s Joshua Tree tour and the Monsters of Rock

festival with Bon Jovi.



’I had to do everything from trying to find lemongrass - a bloody

difficult task in Cardiff - because U2 wanted to make Thai curry, to

buying diesel for the forklift trucks.



’The U2 concert was OK but I hated Bon Jovi. I couldn’t stand all those

greasy, long-haired fans. It wasn’t like working in media. But having

said that, there are almost as many arseholes in media as there are in

the music industry.’



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