Abu Dhabi National, May 4, 2014

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Abu Dhabi National


Stacy Gregg almost collides with Elvis Costello en-route to Abu Dhabi

Saeed Saeed

Stacy Gregg almost injured music legend Elvis Costello en-route to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair last week.

The Kiwi author was checking in her luggage at Auckland Airport and almost whacked the English singer, who was behind her, in the process.

Wrapping up his New Zealand tour, Costello was also on his way to the UAE to headline the Blended Festival in Dubai last Friday.

“I was shocked and stunned,” she recalled. “I just looked at him and didn’t say a word.”

No doubt Costello forgot the incident by the time his long and luxurious first class flight arrived in the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi Dhabi International Book Fair runs until Monday at 10pm at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. For details go to www.adbookfair.com


The National, May 4, 2014

Saeed Saeed writes about Elvis Costello's journey to Dubai to play on Friday, May 2, 2014, at Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


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