U2 Inauguration

January 18, 2009

Bono of U2 had a message for Americans during the HBO ‘We Are One’ Inaugural Concert held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. You can read more about it below and see some photos and a great video.


We all know of U2’s constant humanitarian drum beat of what’s going on in the world right? Well it’s not surprising then that Bono wants all of us to make sure that we don’t forget that Obama’s inauguration isn’t just meaningful for Americans, but for the world.

“This is not just an American dream, but also an Irish dream, a European dream, an African dream … an Israeli dream and a Palestinian dream,” Bono said in the middle of U2’s performance of their 1984 hit “Pride.”

Some, however, think that Bono did just a bit too much political-talk with the ‘Gaza’ comment but other then that, U2 had the crowd on their feet.

Other highlights of the concert included Bruce Springsteen backed by a choir on ‘The Rising.’ He also sang ‘This Land Is Your Land’ with folk legend Pete Seeger. Jamie Foxx did an impression of Obama which was fun, while Jack Black walked up to the podium and served up one of the rare funny moments of the event, clearing his throat dramatically before slipping into a hilarious Tenacious D.-esque routine.

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Photos: wenn.com

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