A U2 fan in Dallas last weekend got the chance of a lifetime when he joined the band onstage for a song. Sunjay Devarajan was close to the stage at the American Airlines Arena on Saturday (October 29th), holding up a sign that read "Angel Of Harlem," with the chords written out. It also said, 'In case you forgot," since U2 hadn't played the song on tour this year.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Bono looked at Devarajan during the first encore of the night and asked, "Do you know how to play it?", and the 19-year-old pre-medical student yelled back, "Yeah! Yeah, I can play it!" So they brought him onstage and gave him a guitar, and he did the song with them, in front of 20,000 people. Bono even shared the microphone with Devarajan, who got to do the last chorus by himself.
The 19-year-old said, "Once we started, I felt so much encouragement from the band. They were all smiling. I looked at each one of them. I had Bono on my left. He's smiling, singing the first words to the song. I turned to my right and Edge, who's one of my inspirations, is sitting there smiling and playing with me. Adam Clayton is jamming with his bass, and Larry Mullen is having a great time. So I just felt this encouragement from the band, and that really allowed me to ease up and I really didn't feel frightened after that."
To make it even more special, Devarajan got Bono to trade sunglasses with him. The college student walked off with the singer's rose-tinted Armani shades, while Bono would up with a pair of sunglasses bought at an Eckerd drug store.
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