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Thursday, December 13, 2012


There was a little concert in the Garden last night.  Nothing major, just some music by a few Jersey boys, a couple of New Yorkers and some old English fellows.
Otherwise known as Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Clapton, and Sir Paul.  Joined by Brian Williams, Billy Crystal, Susan Sarandon, Chris Rock . . .
I wasn't home at the beginning of the broadcast.  (Thank goodness for the DVR).  Heard Clapton's performance on the radio while driving home, walked into the house as the Stones took the stage.  Waited all night for Sir Paul, then dozed off in the middle of his performance, but woke up just in time to see the end of the concert.  And I plan to download the best of it from iTunes.
The concert was to benefit the victims of Sandy.  Only a tragedy of that magnitude could be the root of duch a concert.  (A lit of these folks were in the Concert for New York in October 2001 to benefit 9/11 victims).
Aside from the fact that it was a truly awesome concert, broadcast on many tv and radio networks . . .
When I was a little girl . . .if you weren't home to watch a tv special, you missed it.  And hoped your friends would tell you about it.

When I was in my 20's, if you weren't home, you could videotape the show.  And you avoided your friends until you could watch the tape, so that they wouldn't spoil it for you.
Now you can watch it on tv or stream it on your computer.  And live blog about it on Facebook.
And in a way it felt like I was watching it with my friends.    We chatted about the performances and the participants.  Made fun of Kanye West's clothes and cheered for our favorite songs.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

I did some live blogging on Twitter during the 2008 DNC convention, Facebook wasn't hugely popular yet.

Last night, I was chatting with friends while the concert was going on. It made the experience even better.

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