What a beautiful day! U2 gave a bunch of New Yorkers a blissful change of pace from their mundane commute when they performed a number of their hits at the Grand Central Station subway stop!
Well that’s one way to liven up your ride home! Bono and crew gave straphangers the concert of a lifetime on May 4 when they hunkered down at Grand Central Station and performed intimate renditions of some of their most famous hits. How lucky are those people?!
U2 Subway Concert In NYC: Performs Songs At Grand Central Station
Look at Bono, always giving back to the people. Before the band hits The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Friday, May 8 for an all U2 episode, the guys decided to get in a little more practice in an unconventional manner. We’re sure these folks are delighted they made that decision!
The band, who got down to business on the concrete just like your average subway act, even opened up a guitar case and happily accepted donations. Where’s that money going, guys?! If you weren’t one of the lucky few who happened to be in the right place at the right time that night, U2 played classics like “Beautiful Day” and “Angel of Harlem,” but gave the crowd a taste of their new music too with “Song For Someone.”
Bravo! Encore! Can they come back every day to improve the nightly commute? Thankfully, the crowd didn’t hold back when recording and photographing the phenomenon so the rest of us could get a glimpse of greatness.
U2’s upcoming appearance on The Tonight Show is extra touching, considering why they had to pass up appearing the last time around. Last year, Bono was horrifically injured while riding his bike through Central Park. The frontman broke his arm in six places and fractured his eye socket. The devastated injuries left him unable to perform with the band for quite some time.
In fact, he and many others believe that he may not ever be able to play guitar again. How incredibly scary and sad! From the video you can see that Bono can still put his incomparable voice to use. What a legend!
Hollywoodlifers, would you have liked to have attended this special concert?
— Samantha Wilson