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No ticket? No problem. The U2 faithful were rewarded for their perseverance in Davis Square yesterday, as Bono and The Edge leaned over the barricades outside the Somerville Theatre to sign autographs. One lucky fan even got a hug from the world’s most famous frontman, while The Edge signed another’s guitar. The two spent just under five minutes outside, flanked by Somerville cops, whose job was made easy by the well-behaved crowd. (We do have to wonder, though...what's going on with Bono's hair? We can spot at least three colors -- brown, blackish, and purple, to match his specs, in the video. And we're not sure it's, uh, purposeful.)

While only a tiny fraction of the band’s fans could get into last night’s show, local merchants were only too happy to latch on to the not-so-secret “surprise” gig. The New England Aquarium reminded us it plans to show “U2 3D” for the next three Saturday nights. “‘U2 3D’ puts you right on stage during a concert from the band’s Vertigo tour,” reads the aquarium’s comforting press release. Somerville publisher Candlewick Press planned to donate one children’s book to U2’s charity of choice for every fan photographed with the costumed "Where's Waldo?" character it sent out to work Davis Square. The publisher also vowed to donate 1,000 kids’ books every time Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, or Larry Mullen Jr is snapped with Waldo. (Best of luck, guys.) And The Black Rose planned to put the U2 cover band Joshua Tree on stage during the real band’s concert. The bar also invited U2 in for a pint.

(Photos by Aram Boghosian, for the Globe.)

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