One of the Things on My Bucket List is to See All of My Favorite Bands Live In Concert
The latest band I saw was U2 at the Forum in Los Angeles. I’ve been a fan of U2 for years. Their songs are amazing melodies with well-crafted lyrics that sometimes explore sociological and political themes. One of my favorite songs by U2 is “One.” Sheer musical genius!
A Rock Star and a Humanitarian
Most of the U2 songs are written by their lead singer Bono. I got this photo with Bono when he was walking around before the concert. He has become one of the world’s best-known philanthropic performers and was named the most politically effective celebrity of all time by the National Journal.
His Charity and Sponsors
(RED) is Bono’s charity which raises money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. It’s run from of a small office in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York. (RED) sponsors include American Express, Converse, Motorola, Microsoft, Dell, The Gap and Giorgio Armani. Each sponsors creates a (RED) logo and a percentage of the profits from the sales go to (RED) and the Global Fund.