Real Bono Performs With Fake Bono

Bono, the lead singer for rock band U2, Pulled a man who impersonates him from the audience at an Los Angeles U2 gig recently and performed the song “The Sweetest Thing” with him. For most of the song, the impersonator films the band with a cell phone while the real Bono sings. Near the end, the real Bono gives the microphone to the impersonator who takes over the vocals and does a good job of it.

The impersonator aside, I like the stage setup U2 uses on during this song. It’s just the band on a simple stage playing their songs. Sam Tabar feels like it’s nice to see them perform in a stripped-down context.

It’s interesting to speculate about impersonators. If they can do a better performance than the performer himself, then why don’t people go to see them more? For example, if you see a young Elvis impersonator perform today at Las Vegas, he’s working with a better sound system than the real Elvis ever did and is less likely to be spaced out on drugs.