Earlier this week Bono was in West Vancouver when he decided to take a little walk with his assistant. The next thing you know it started to rain and Bono decided to thumb a ride back to where he was staying. Before you say that hitchhiking is dangerous, you need to know that the last crime that was committed in West Vancouver was probably the police throwing some guy out of town for making less than $1M a year.
As Bono put out his thumb, Gilbert Brule of the Edmonton Oilers happened to drive by with his girlfriend and dog and picked the pair up. The girlfriend did not want to stop, but Gilbert said it was Bono so they stopped. In return for their hospitality, Bono gave them free passes for the next night's show in Edmonton. He also mentioned them during the concert. So, it was nice of Bono to give them the passes, but the couple did have to take and pay for a two hour flight to go see the concert, so not exactly free.