U2's Bono Gets Picked Up Hitchhiking by Hockey Player

June 3, 2011 By:
U2's Bono Gets Picked Up Hitchhiking by Hockey Player

U2 singer Bono is a rockstar by day, hitchhiker by night!

The singer was stranded by the side of the road near Vancouver Tuesday when he and his assistant went out for a walk and it began to pour. They were forced to hitchhike to get a ride home.

There are so many questions left unanswered here. Where was Bono’s car? Doesn’t he have remote control access to a helicopter somewhere? Isn’t Bono friends with God?

The U2 front man was saved by Edmonton Oilers hockey player Gilbert Brule and his girlfriend, who was driving by and decided to pick him up. Brule’s girlfriend didn’t want to stop for the rocker/hitchhiker. “I said no, we’re not picking up a hitchhiker. We’re going to die. There’s no way.”

Do you know how famous you would be if you were killed by Bono? Seriously, you’d for sure get a wax figure or at the very least float around the gossip blogs for a few days.

Thankfully, Brule sounds like a decent dude and stopped to give Bono a ride.

To thank Brule for the ride, Bono gave him backstage passes to U2’s concert in Edmonton, Alberta several days later. During the show Bono gave a shoutout, “I like ice hockey, because people who play ice hockey are the kind of people who pick up hitchhikers. I know this from personal experience.”

So, to get backstage at a show you have to give a hitchhiking popstar a ride? *Begins slashing the tires of Lady Gaga’s car and waits for her to hitchhike*

Actually, Bono only gave the hockey player backstage passes to the U2 show after Brule declined free tickets to “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.” I kid. I kid.