It must be nice to be rich and connected. Take Emily Greenberg, for example. You may not know her, but her grandfather happens to be billionaire Warren Buffett, who knows a lot of famous people, including U2 frontman Bono.
Bono not only attended Emily Greenberg's wedding in Omaha on Friday night, but he got up onstage and serenaded the bride, groom, and the 285 invited guests with a version of Ben E. King's 1961 classic "Stand By Me." Wearing a dark suit, a white fedora, and his trademark shades, Bono crooned the song backed by the wedding band hired to play the gig.
News of Bono's appearance first appeared on a wedding guest's Instagram account, where a photo was posted along with the caption, "Just your normal Omaha wedding."
Bono's relationship with the Buffett family is connected to their philanthropic endeavors. Buffett's daughter Susie is on the board of a charity called DATA, which was co-founded by the U2 singer in 2002 to help deal with Debt, AIDS, Trade, and Africa.
For the record, I had R.E.M., the Pixies, and Dick Dale & the Del-Tones doing their totally bitchen surf-rock version of "Hava Nagila" play at my wedding, but alas, they were just CDs I asked the hired DJ to play.
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