There are only two days left to bid on a one-of-a-kind U2 collectible, an artificial pumpkin signed by all four members of the rock group, which is being auctioned online at metromix.com. The current bid stands at $1125 and has attracted interest from U2 fans as far away as Canada and France.
The pumpkin, signed by the band during the Chicago stop of their Elevation tour, is carved and inked with an American flag and the U2 Elevation Tour logo by artist Hugh McMahon.
One hundred percent of the winning bid benefits the Chicago Remembers Fund – established to help the victims of the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. U2’s emotional United Center appearances prove that the band’s spiritual and sustaining music has never been more relevant. Now it is possible to own part of that excitement and help disaster relief at the same time.
The auction ends at 5 p.m. CST on Thursday, October 25.
Metromix.com, an affiliate Web site of chicagotribune.com, is Chicago’s leading entertainment guide with a searchable database that highlights more than 20,000 events and 15,000 destinations, including more than 9,000 restaurants, 3,000 bars and clubs, 300 galleries and 150 theaters. Winner of the 2001 Digital Edge Award for best city guide, Metromix.com is owned and operated by Tribune Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Tribune Company.