Mark Baker–aka U2Brothr–is a U2 superfan. Earlier this year, he managed to get onstage with U2 in Montreal. Last night in Toronto, he managed to get his entire band–a U2 cover band called Acrobat–onstage. U2–the real thing–took a break and let the wannabes (and I mean that with great affection) do their thing.
This cover band performance has made news around the world (examples here, here and here). I ran into the band outside the ACC before Tuesday night’s show and they were still on a major high. It’s not often a cover band gets worldwide coverage, so kudos to them.
Just before Acrobat’s turn, Adam Clayton spotted a woman dressed as a belly dancer and had Bono bring her up onstage to dance during “Mysterious Ways.” They kept her there to do a little smartphone videoing of the next song. Marcus T shot this video.
By the way, last night’s U2 (the real U2) performance was spectacular. It was the best I’ve seen them since the inside portion of the Zoo-TV tour. That SCREEN! And they play inside it? Cool. Here’s a great article on the technology that went into making this tour possible. (Via Larry)