Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Exclusive: Watch Bono Move in “Mysterious Ways” At Nile Rodgers’ Charity Dinner


This is how you make an exit from a filled ballroom: Bono sang a bunch of U2 songs with Nile Rodgers and Chic on Friday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The occasion was Rogers’ and Nancy Hunt’s annual We Are Family Foundation dinner. The night was a huge hit with an appearance by former President Jimmy Carter as well. When Bono launched into “Mysterious Ways,” he also launched into the audience, as you’ll see. His disappeared for a couple of seconds, but security followed. He popped up at the back of the theater, finished the song, and made a magical exit. Very cool. Chic went on with a Studio 54 rave of hits with Kathy Sledge.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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