Hey, now. It's time to raise a heck of a lot of money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. 1-855-465-4357 or 121212concert.org. Today's fun today should be remembered for something special, rather than lame social media observations.
I'll keep the pithy comments to a minimum, until McCartney shows up with Grohl and Novoselic.
7:00 -- I take NJ Transit home everyday, thus when there's a concert, basketball or something called "hockey", there's the usual mass chaos. You get masses of people waiting for other people to arrive, chicks handing out flyer for gentleman's club events and scalpers. Well, as I've said before, if you're re-selling tickets for a charity event and pocketing the profits, you're an ass.
8:22 -- Just turned into the PBS live broadcast to see The Boss give his sermon on Asbury Park. It's seems that he plays "My City in Ruin" for every charity event. If you remember, he became part of his fabric during the 9-11 telethon, which perfectly captured our mood at the time
8:24 -- You get to see a shot of crowd in the front row. That's a lot of white people.
8:27 -- Jon Bon Jovi joins the gang for Born to Run. I would like to know where one buys a leather dress shirt. Does he look in the mirror and determine how far down the zipper goes?
8:30 -- If Bruce does Living of a Prayer, this will be one short live blog.
8:34 -- "How's Homeland going to end?" Zing, Crystal still thinks he's hosting the Oscars.
8:36 -- Christie is there to see his BFF.
8:40 -- You can pre-order the music on iTunes
8:41 -- Jersey girl Susan Sarandon lived in Edison, NJ. Look at those celebs behind her, umm, there's that guy, the chick from Girls and the president from 24 who's in the Allstate Commerical.
8:42 -- Roger Waters time.
8:48 -- Nice, a youth dance squad for The Wall. I'm sure they are all big Pink Flloyd fans.
8:51 -- The singer to left of Waters like he went to Scott Stapp School of Fashion and Hair Design
9:05 -- Eddie comes to save the day. Awesomeness will now precede.
9:07 -- Wormtongue on guitar, ladies and gentleman.
9:12 -- Vedder nails it.
9:14 -- I'm switching over to the live broadcast on MSG TV because I don't think I take a song from Adam Sandler. So instead, I get to see a bunch of middle aged white dudes singing and fist-pumping to Living on a Prayer. Lesser of two evils.
9:18 -- Jon Bon Jovi pulled that sweater from the back of his closet. Long live Structure.
9:21 -- Shalom, Jon Stewart.
9:26 -- Clapton looks well, going low-key for his set with a cover of "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out".
9:31 -- Clapton chooses Got to Get Better in a Little While for his second song.
9:38 -- Whoever Clapton's drummer is, he's solid. I guess Grohl was too busy debating whether he should let McCartney sit in.
9:41 -- Is Chelsea Clinton auditioning for a remake of Fargo? Dontcha know.
9:49 -- I've yet to hear a funny Rolling Stones is so old joke, make it stop twitter and late night comedians. They're weren't funny 20 years ago, still not today.
9:53 -- Ha, Mick got zome zingers in. "If it rains in London, you gotta help us out." Indeed, a bunch of old British guys helping out the east coast. Speaking of which, where's Sting?
10:01 -- Whatup, Colbert? We use to hang at the Y, but now you are too famous.
10:02 -- I can't wait for Kanye to shout, "Barack Obama doesn't care about black people."
10:06 -- Alicia Keys time.
10:16 -- Hey, Alicia, Can I put my lighter in the air, old school style? Have to save my battery time.
10:21 -- All those Sopranos actors are fielding calls about the last episode of the show.
10:31 -- Continuing the parade of over the hill rock bands, it's the Who. After them, Oasis!
10:32 -- Awesome that they got hologram Pete Townsend.
10:34 -- While we are it, hologram Kurt Cobain?
10:35 -- Hologram, Keith Moon for Bell Boy. There we go.
10:37 -- The Who performance is freaking out Keith Richards, "Oye, when the bloody hell did they get Keith Moon back on drums?"
10:32pm -- Oh dear, lord. Rog. You're suppose raise money, put your shirt back on.
11:01pm -- What did he say? Have a frocking ear?
11:11pm -- It's about time somebody gave a shout out to the Wu and Shaolin.
11:12pm -- Kanye time. Clique censored, very hardcore.
11;14pm -- Expect douche bags from across the five boroughs to run out and buy leather kilts. It would go great with all those shudder shades they still wear.
11:20pm -- Ha ha, all those white people look like they enjoy Kanye yelling "GO GO GO GO GO"
11:21pm -- That leather kilt works well for him. Very straight, very heterosexual. Nothing gay about it at all.
11:26pm -- Yes, Kanye, because it's all about you.
11:27pm -- I was like ohhhhhh, snap. Jamie Foxx! Then Jamie Foxx didn't come out. It's an outrage!
11:30pm -- You know what Kanye's set needs? Gene Gene the Dancing Machine!
11:32pm -- I was like ohhhhhh, snap. Daft Punk! Then Daft Punk didn't come out. It's an outrage!
11:33pm - white people and #kanye are trending. Success!
11:37pm -- This concert has bypassed "jumping the shark" into "hiding in the refrigerator after a nuclear explosion" territory.
11:40 -- Is that Jake Gyllenhaal or every asshole I see on Bedford Ave on Saturday night?
11:49pm -- I'll give again if Joel does "We Didn't Start the Fire" without a teleprompter.
11:54pm -- I'm hoping for an Attila reunion.
12:04am -- These people are more excited for Billy Joel than they were for Kanye. Backstage, Kanye might be firing his managers.
12:14am -- Blake Lively, like, oh my gawd, really.
12:15am -- Oh Chris Martin. He's finally using his real name, and not the Coldplay moniker.
12:17am -- Heyyyyy, Michael Stipe!
12:28am -- True fact, Katie Holmes use to be in my Top 5 hottest chicks. She's hasn't been for a while. You can see why. Sedakis is a hotter chick than her.
12:33am -- Jamie Foxx is there! He didn't join Kanye, dissed.
12:37pm -- Time to restart the Who is Paul McCartney? twitter feed.
12:40pm -- I know it's McCartney, but he needs a lot of help from his back-up band and that huge light show behind him to make him sound better. Is that guitar even plugged in?
12:48am: Paul looks like he's going to go sailing.
12:51am: The sign language behind them now reminds me. One of the comedians should have gotten Bloomberg's sign language interpreters to sign behind them.
12:52am: We've been kidnapped by the lite FM.
12:54am: If Ringo Starr was alive, he would be jealous of Paul's drummer.
12:59am: Lordy, they found Pat Smear for this jam.
1:01am: I don't know what to make of this. It looks like a Levitra commerical.
1:03am: Novoselic's shirt is going to keep me up tonight.
1:04am: If you squint your eyes real hard and just listen, it still doesn't sound like Nirvana.
1:05am: Well, that was quick, back to the rent-a-backup-band
1:07am: Novoselic looked like the original Francis Dolarhyde from Michael Mann's Manhunter
1:10am: The fireworks are giving Paul's nerves a shot.
1:12am: And that's it. Give and Let Die.