Watch Bono receive the Liberty Medal via webcast


I was standing in Target this afternoon, looking for a dress for a friend’s wedding (I know, big spender) when I overheard a woman talking excitedly into her cell phone.

“Your dad saw Bono this afternoon! He was taking a walk over his lunch hour and spotted him, tinted sunglasses and all, in front of the Inquirer building.”

The U2 front man is in town to receive the Liberty Medal for the work he’s done with his organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa). The Liberty Medal will be presented tonight at the National Constitution Center and is awarded each year to a person who has “demonstrated leadership and vision in the pursuit of liberty of conscience or freedom from oppression, ignorance or deprivation.” It comes with a $100,000 prize.

For those of you who missed out on the limited free tickets that were given out for the award ceremony, you can watch it via live webcast starting at 7 pm. If you want an abridged version of the presentation, around 9 pm this evening, they’ll have an edited version available that will clock in at an easy two minutes.

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