Watch This U2 Superfan Crash the Stage in Sydney and End Up in Bono's Arms

The Edge and Bono of U2 perform at Suncorp Stadium on November 12, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.
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The Edge and Bono of U2 perform at Suncorp Stadium on November 12, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

There are two ways it typically goes down when a very excited fan crashes the stage at a rock show: security wrestles them to the ground and they are strong-armed to the parking lot. Okay, only one way, really. But at U2's show in Sydney, Australia, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday things went a bit differently for a superfan who came dressed as one of Bono's former alter egos, MacPhisto. 

The fan, Marco Pitino, who goes by the nickname Super Bono, lives to see his favorite band and at last week's show he made it abudantly clear that he's all in. Dressed in a yellow suit with the requisite white face paint and red devil horns Bono sported during the Zoo TV tour in 1992-93, Pitino was spotted and actually called up on stage during "Elevation" by the rock icon. They danced in circles for several seconds before seven security guards descended to whisk Pitino away.

But Bono stopped them and grabbed Pitino's arm as they danced across the stage and the MockPhisto collapsed in a dramatic heap at the end. "Let's get right to it... I was on stage last night! It was a dream come true," Pitino wrote on Instagram. "you CLEARLY see Bono point at me, twice even! Because he pointed at me the first time and I pointed at myself as if to say 'Me?!'. And then he pointed again as if to say 'Yeah you! Get on the stage, let's do this!' I, STILL, can't believe I was on stage. The lights, the magic... The security guards haha! They were only doing a job. All in good fun. I think it added to the beautiful night. 
Thanks to #Bono and the INSAAAAAANE and ridiculous unrelenting love from EVERYONE!"

U2 also posted the clip.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Let's get right to it... I was on stage last night! It was a dream come true. I will definitely have to do a directors cut at some point (LOL) because there was so much confusion as to what actually happened. And when I get a superb HD video clip of it I will explain the hilarity! For now, the most all encompassing clip I have readily available, you CLEARLY see Bono point at me, twice even! Because he pointed at me the first time and I pointed at myself as if to say "Me?!". And then he pointed again as if to say "Yeah you! Get on the stage, let's do this!" I, STILL, can't believe I was on stage. The lights, the magic... The security guards haha! They were only doing a job. All in good fun. I think it added to the beautiful night. Thanks to #Bono and the INSAAAAAANE and ridiculous unrelenting love from EVERYONE! You guys have given me so much love, it's crazy. THANK YOU! Thanks to my brother @pfp76 for getting me into this band. Wow! ... #U2 #u2joshuatreetour2019 #Bono #TheEdge #Sydney #Australia #michaelhutchence

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