Patrick Stark could wrap six-year journey Friday night
by Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun
If all goes according to plan, Patrick Stark will face his biggest fear Friday night and conquer it.
The 47-year-old filmmaker and father of two is slated to join U2 on stage to complete a six-year-long documentary project that began at the Irish band's last visit in Vancouver in 2009, when he sang at a pre-show event he set up near BC Place, hoping to attract their attention.
His idea was to confront his biggest fear -- singing on stage in public -- in one of the most intimidating settings possible. The end game was to sign with the band itself, on their stage.
Crazy? Yes. Absolutely bonkers.
In fact, Stark has since been told by several U2 associates it would never happen.