Bono Hitches a Ride with NHL Player
U2 front-man Bono and his assistant were out for a walk in Vancouver, British Columbia when wouldn’t you know, it started to rain.
Bono later told a concert crowd that Edmonton Oilers player Gilbert Brule and his girlfriend were driving in a truck when they spotted the two and offered to give them a ride.
“I like ice hockey, because people who play ice hockey are the kind of people who pick up hitchhikers,” Bono told a concert crowd Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta, as seen in a video posted on YouTube. “I know this from personal experience.”
Kelsey Nichols told CNN affiliate CTV, that she didn’t believe her boyfriend, Brule, that the hitchhiker was Bono. “I said no, we’re not picking up a hitchhiker. We’re going to die,” she said later, with a smile. “There’s no way.”
But Nichols, who was driving, changed her mind and turned around. According to the Edmonton Sun, the couple had set out for a local park to walk their German shepherd — a dog that eventually shared space in the back of the truck with the singer and his assistant.
“He was very cool,” Bono said of Brule, describing him as a “very modest man.” “He said, ‘Where do you want to go?’ And I said, ‘Just take me to where The Edge is'” — a reference to U2’s well-known guitarist.