U2 Fans Packed the Burren Last Night for a Secret Show That Never Happened
On Monday, rumors began floating around that U2, who’s in town for a four-show residency at TD Garden, would play a secret show somewhere in Boston.
The idea was actually not that farfetched—back in May, the band donned disguises and held a surprise performance inside a subway station in New York City, and in 2009, they played a surprise concert at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.
This time, rumors once again placed the band’s impromptu appearance in Davis Square, with people buzzing on Twitter that U2 would show up at the Burren, a low-key Irish pub just a few doors down from the Somerville Theatre.
Irish band, Irish pub—makes sense, right? It did to quite a number of people, who packed the bar to grab a beer and hopefully catch a glimpse of the band.
— Matt Bosso (@MattBosso) July 14, 2015
And so they waited.
Next to the stage at The Burren where there may or may not be a pop-up U2 concert occurring soon. We shall see. pic.twitter.com/I12VHgIwom
— Grace Parker (@abitunGraceful) July 14, 2015
Perhaps U2 got lost?
U2 still circling Somerville looking for parking near the Burren. #Boston
— Jason Sohigian (@JasonSohigian) July 14, 2015
But then, at 11:39 p.m., the band itself put the rumors to rest.
Hope you’re enjoying the Guinness @burrenmusic in Somerville, but don’t fall for tall stories about a certain band from Dublin showing up…
— U2 (@U2) July 14, 2015
Sorry, Boston. It looks like we’ve been trolled. This is just another blow for those of us still bitter about the Songs of Innocence fiasco.
— David Wade (@davidwade) July 14, 2015