Bono must really be having some fun with his new friends at Elevation Partners, the Silicon Valley private equity group where he is now a partner, and where the pace has picked up recently.

During Wednesday’s U2 concert at the Oakland Arena, he called out the name of John Doerr, one of the valley’s leading venture capitalists. (The connection: Roger McNamee, a partner of Bono’s at Elevation Partners, has credited John Doerr, one of the valley’s leading venture capitalists, for helping him learn key tricks of the trade.)

We’re wondering what Bono went on to sing afterward: “All Because of You”?

By the way, the item comes from a new set of bloggers at TheDeal. They apparently launched in May. Hard to believe we haven’t noticed them until now (via alarm:clock).

UPDATE: An astute reader points out in comment below a more likely reason for Bono’s shout.

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