Want Bono’s Sunglasses? Here’s a Chance

Although many people think that Bono’s predilection for sunglasses is some kind of hipster affectation, it’s not.  His eyes have always been extra-sensitive to light so tinted lenses are something of a medical need for him.

No matter.  Shades have been part of Bono’s image since at least the Achtung Baby era more than 20 years ago.  And now a pair of these things are up for auction.

U2.com reports that a signed pair of sunglasses will go to the highest bidder in a charity auction that’s running until Sunday.  If you win, your new shades will be signed by Bono–and you and a friend will collect them Bono hisself backstage after a show somewhere in the UK.

The sunglasses are just one of a series of items going up for sale with the money heading to Give Up for Sport Relief. (Thanks to Larry for the link.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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