Last night’s Jony Ive and Marc Newson’s (RED) Auction at Sotheby’s helped raise nearly $13 million — anyone up for a half-mil on solid rose gold Apple earpods? — so clearly everyone was in a partying mood for the duration of the evening
At one point, Bono and the Edge of U2 were found on stage jamming out to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with the song’s co-writer, Nile Rodgers, on bass duties. Note: the person who took the video, Michael Blatter, says on YouTube that the performance was during an afterparty, while U2 fan site atu2.com, claims it was a pre-auction gig. We’re not sure when it was, but it happened and that’s all that matters.
The money will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa.
But let’s talk about the music stuff. Before the auction began, Bono and The Edge took part in a jam session of sorts, performing a cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” with Angelique Kidjo, Nile Rodgers and his band, Chic. (See video 1 and video 2 on Instagram.)
Then, during the auction itself, Bono and Chris Martin did a couple of songs on a piano that was being auctioned. With Martin on the piano bench and Bono standing behind, the pair sung a cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” (video) and then did U2’s “Beautiful Day.”