Bono & U2 Visit Whataburger & George W. Bush

Before his concert in Arlington over Memorial Day weekend, legendary rock juggernaut, Bono of U2 spent time visiting with former President George W. Bush.

“Bono is the real deal,” noted Bush on Instagram. “He has a huge heart and a selfless soul, not to mention a decent voice. Laura Bush and I are grateful he came to the ranch to talk about the work of The Bush Center, ONE, PEPFAR, and our shared commitment to saving lives in Africa.”

The Bush Center, AKA The George W. Bush Presidential Center, is the home of the Bush Institute and Bush Presidential Library and Museum. ONE is a campaign and advocacy organization dedicated to combating extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. PEPFAR is the U.S. “President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief” both in the U.S. and around the world.

Bono Whataburger
Bono astride a Houston Police motorcycle outside Whataburger.

The following evening, Bono and his U2 bandmates popped into a Houston Whataburger. Apparently after their concert Wednesday night at NRG stadium, the rock stars were peckish and only a classic Texan fast food burger would do. It’s unclear what they ordered, but Adam Clayton was proudly wearing a kimono and all the band members (except The Edge?) posted with Houston Police Officers outside the restaurant.

U2 Whataburger
Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. stopped for photos with Houston police officers outside a Whataburger Wednesday night.

Aside from their music, U2 is most famous for their philanthropic causes, which include poverty relief as well as health initiatives to treat and cure diseases like AIDS and cancer.

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