U2 busk in disguise on New York subway 20



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It was a magical moment for New York’s subway riders when U2’s singers rocked up in disguise and put on a performance most people only dream of witnessing. The acoustics of Grand Central Station at New York’s 42nd Street were magnificent enough for Bono to sing red-faced without a mike. In disguises that easily made them look 10 years older, the band belted out a busking rendition of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” before ripping off the disguises to unveil themselves, with Jimmy Fallon as their ringleader.

Then they belted out “Desire”.

Enjoy this clip today. Would you have worked out they were U2 if you had been walking past at the time?

U2 are rather renowned for their surprise concerts, playing at the Apple launch event and a BBC Rooftop party in the last year. But this one took everyone by surprise and the footage is being talked about widely on social media.

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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