Another day, another photo shoot for U2. Today's shoot happened in the small community of Bray, south of Dublin and not far from where Bono and The Edge live. At this point, we have no idea who the photographer was. The best photo we've found is this one shared on Instagram by "mrhotspots."
The folks at Bray Summerfest posted a photo on Facebook of Bono shaking hands with fans.
There were a number of tweets from passersby who did notice the band's activity. Here are a couple of the most interesting ones:
Just saw all the #U2 boys in bray coming out of the bray head hotel , think they were doin a video on the beach in bray. Mad!— Mark McGillycuddy (@mcgillagorilla9) October 22, 2013
Lifted my hood against the rain and there on the beach in Bray of a rainy Tues eve U2 belting out Desire! Still smiling! #lovewhereIlive— Nessa Carson (@nessacarson) October 22, 2013
"Belting out 'Desire'"?? That's ... interesting, to say the least.
UPDATE: This wasn't just a photo shoot, it involved some kind of video shoot, too. Twitter user @AlexSchweigart posted several photos showing a video shoot (or two), and also shared a couple videos. This first clip has U2 on a sidewalk near the beach, where Larry and Edge are playing something unrecognizable.
In a second video, the band appears to be on the beach and -- if you listen closely -- you can hear them playing "Desire."
Our guess is that the band is planning something for the upcoming anniversary of Rattle And Hum, but that's just speculation. Thanks to Alex for letting us share the videos.