U2 Disguise Themselves As Local Performers To Play On A New York Subway Platform
May 14, 2015
U2 is an Irish rock group out of Dublin. The band formed in 1976, when the four members met while attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School. They had a record contract within four years of forming and were a top international act by the mid-1980s. The group consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Maybe it's just a hunch, but it is pretty likely these guys haven't played in a subway-stop-sized venue for several decades.
Social media was abuzz last week, filled with stories of Jimmy Fallon and U2 doing an impromptu performance. Not only did they surprise those around them with the performance, they were actually in disguise, pretending to busk (playing music for voluntary donations) in New York City's subway stop at 42nd Street in Manhattan. They "covered" their own hits before finally revealing their identities. Of course a crowd quickly gathered to film the mayhem.