U2 frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge spent Christmas Eve in their native Dublin — not sipping eggnog in front of the fireplace, mind you, but busking on the street in order to raise money for the city’s homeless.
The veteran rockers were among the many performers who took place in Dublin’s annual Christmas Eve busk, held in the city’s Grafton Street shopping district, in order to raise money for the Simon Community housing charity, reports the Daily Mail.
“As the buckets go around, fill them with silver, fill them with hope — the season of hope,” said Bono, encouraging the crowd to fill an empty guitar case with donations.
After performing a selection of songs — including some Christmas carols — Bono then urged other performers to join them for a performance of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, explaining that anyone with a guitar and a soul was welcome.
“This is very special for us, you should be proud of this,” he said, joined by artists including Glen Hansard, Imelda May, Liam O Maonlai and The Coronas’ Danny O’Reilly and Damien Rice.
Check out these fan-shot videos taken at the Dublin busk: