Hurricane Sandy Concert: 12-12-12

Watching Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performing Born to Run, it doesn't get any better than that. The Hurricane Sandy concert is 5 hours and judging from the first half hour, it's going to be an incredible show. The Rolling Stones and the Who will also perform, among others. Billy Crystal is hosting and he's funny again. Celebrities are manning the phone banks.

Two billion people world-wide can watch.

All money donated goes to the Robin Hood Relief fund. There's a lot of ways to donate. Here's one. Or you can call 1-855-465-HELP. You can also help by ordering the music from the concert on iTunes. [More...]

Update: What a phenomenal concert. It's just ending now. Truly an amazing feat putting this together.

Here's a picture of the production schedule.

What did Mick Jagger do after the concert? He went home to watch a live British cricket game with his girlfriend, L'Wren Scott. He sent out a goodnight tweet an hour ago, at 12:18 a.m. ET. Here they are last night at Barney's for the party for L'Wren's new perfume. He also did the top ten on Letterman last night, if you missed it you can watch here.

The final Stones concert for this leg of their anniversary tour is Saturday night. Appearing with them: Springsteen, Lady Gaga and the Black Keys. I've already ordered the Pay Per View to watch it live.

If anyone was wondering what Roger Daltry's chest looked liked in 1975, here's a picture.

Who was your favorite tonight? No surprise here, mine were Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones.

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    Eddie Vedder killed it (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:54:12 PM EST

    I had to mute it (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Towanda on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:21:54 PM EST
    when Adam Sandler destroyed "Hallelujah."

    Otherwise . . . wow.  Although Spouse Towanda wondered whether there is any talent younger than us.  It's a boomer bonanza.

    Jumpin' Jack Flash (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Peter G on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:56:20 PM EST
    Perfect. Caught by a hurricane, but it's all right now. In fact, it's a gas.

    Tuned in during Clapton (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by ruffian on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:16:22 PM EST
    He's still got it too.

    Sorry I missed him. (none / 0) (#12)
    by oculus on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:28:27 PM EST
    PS. Line-up and date in Manhattan for his Masters of the Guitar fundraiser out. April I think.

    The Who. God love 'em they are so strange (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by ruffian on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:37:51 PM EST

    Is that drummer in the bubble actually (none / 0) (#15)
    by ruffian on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:39:14 PM EST
    in the same room? Not clear to me....

    Drummer in the Bubble (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by Michael Masinter on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:43:50 PM EST
    The drummer in the bubble was Keith Moon, who was a member of The Who until he died in 1978

    I'm such a loser. Did not recognize him. (none / 0) (#37)
    by ruffian on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:55:19 PM EST
    Consider me chastised.

    Townshend is back (none / 0) (#18)
    by Peter G on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:53:02 PM EST
    Not so sure about Daltrey.  But still a great experience to see them doing this.

    Roger, button up that shirt! (none / 0) (#21)
    by Towanda on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 10:58:59 PM EST
    was the message all over Facebook and Twitter -- and he must have heard the word, because he finally did . . . after the zoom shots of his waxed and weirdly orangy-red torso and his cardiac surgery scar.

    Google for the Twitter feed for "Roger Daltrey" for comments, the most fun we've had tonight, and that's saying something.  What a show -- and it looks like it's going to keep going 'til 12/13/12.


    I was wondering what those scars were (none / 0) (#25)
    by ruffian on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:41:55 AM EST
    Had plenty of time to thoroughly examine his torso on the big screen...those are some looong songs. Enjoyed the show though.

    I will probably re-watch (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:47:59 PM EST
    Bon Jovi, the Stones and the Who a dozen times.

    This 'Rain On Me' rendition is really great (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by ruffian on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:56:14 PM EST
    I could go for a couple hours (5.00 / 2) (#20)
    by CoralGables on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 10:46:06 PM EST
    of Billy Joel

    amusing that one gives through an organization (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by leap on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:30:58 AM EST
    called "Robin Hood Relief Fund" for a concert that is sponsored by Chase, GE, Pepsi, Verizon, Hyundai, State Farm, Time Warner Cable, Blackrock...

    What would Robin Hood think?

    I'd have a lot more respect... (5.00 / 3) (#27)
    by kdog on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 09:00:30 AM EST
    for a corporate "sponsor" who sponsored the thing anonymously...as it is Chase and the rest didn't "sponsor" sh*t, they bought a commercial to publicize their corporations.  That ain't charity.

    All/most of the individual donors donate, and volunteers volunteer, without seeking fanfare or publicity...but not Chase, oh no.  They gotta plaster their Mudd-like name over the whole thing.  Lame.

    But other than that minor quibble, what a f*ckin' show!


    Hey, Kdog (none / 0) (#28)
    by Reconstructionist on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:18:47 AM EST
      Glad to see you haven't changed. You might remember me from years ago when I posted under a somewhat similar handle. Left during the Obama-Clinton wars of 07. Thought perhaps a truce has been declared  and sanity restored by now.

      Missed the concert but i recorded it.


    I do remember you Sir... (none / 0) (#29)
    by kdog on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:22:36 AM EST
    blast from the past...welcome back bro!

    Now we just gotta find Peaches, unless he's off the grid gardening full time;)


    Good to see you too (none / 0) (#30)
    by Reconstructionist on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:24:07 AM EST
      Is Sarcastic unnamed one still around?

    Sure is... (5.00 / 1) (#31)
    by kdog on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:27:52 AM EST
    calling out our bullsh*t on the semi-regular, god bless him.

    PPJ still mixing it up every now and then too.


    Recon, good to see you back! (none / 0) (#35)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:36:26 PM EST
    Hey (none / 0) (#43)
    by Reconstructionist on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:55:39 PM EST
    Glad you are still here.

    The show was great (none / 0) (#32)
    by republicratitarian on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:29:00 AM EST
    I thought Kanye seemed a little out of place for that crowd. Plus I couldn't figure out what was up with his "skirt/kilt".

    Billy Joel was great and Alicia Keys is amazing, first time I've seen her play live.


    "skirt-kilt" (5.00 / 1) (#58)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:48:24 AM EST
    That's what happens when you've watched too many seasons of Project Runway.

    We'll call it a skilt (none / 0) (#60)
    by republicratitarian on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:00:33 PM EST
    All that was missing was... (none / 0) (#33)
    by kdog on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:32:48 AM EST
    Lots of people made jokes about the Stones (5.00 / 1) (#26)
    by ruffian on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 08:50:01 AM EST
    only doing two songs...was there a story behind that? Maybe they were late for their own show?

    I will look for the pay per view of their final show - that looks like a good one.

    I wish I had seen more of the concert last night...I'm sure I will find replays. I was just too tired to stay up.

    Didn't Slowhand only do two songs as well? (none / 0) (#34)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:44:32 AM EST
    I stayed up way past my bedtime to see Dave Grohl--only to find out he only did one song with Sir Paul.  Kind of disappointed at that.  

    It was great to see Krist Novoselic back on stage though.


    He did at least 3 that I saw. (none / 0) (#38)
    by ruffian on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 12:56:04 PM EST
    the Stones usually don't (none / 0) (#40)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:16:51 PM EST
    play back to back shows, and their first NJ show is tonight in Newark. The second and last is Sat and that's the Pay Per View. John Mayer will be playing with them tonight.

    wrt John Mayer (none / 0) (#48)
    by sj on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:10:28 PM EST
    The Stones are no shrinking violets when it comes to who they'll share the stage with.  I've seen them with Stevie Wonder, BB King, Terry Reid, Charlie Daniels, Chuck Berry, Chaka Khan (Rufus) and that's just off the top of my head.  And I haven't seen them for over 20 years (although I have been to 5 of their concerts).

    A look at this list shows that's just a drop in the bucket.

    But speaking of back-to-back shows: they must be slowing down some after all this time.  I saw Stevie Wonder in the first of two shows on the same day at the Rolling Stones show at the Coliseum in Denver.


    Add to your list (5.00 / 1) (#52)
    by rdandrea on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:43:39 PM EST
    Peter Tosh (opened when I saw them in Boulder ~1978 and Bryan Adams in Salt Lake ~1999.

    Unable to watch (5.00 / 1) (#39)
    by lentinel on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 01:01:56 PM EST
    the show to find out -- but I was wondering if anyone knows how the Robin Hood Relief fund will distribute the money -- do victims of Sandy apply for aid? Do representatives of the fund go around to disaster areas and estimate costs for rebuilding and then distribute the money? Will all the money go to individuals who suffered losses or injuries - or will some of it go toward public works that were damaged? Will the money go directly to individuals or to different agencies, governmental or private, to distribute funds?

    my impresison was that they fund the different (none / 0) (#57)
    by ruffian on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 08:26:46 AM EST
    relief organizations, not that they are going to pass out money to individuals.

    In other words, the organizers take 20 or 30% (none / 0) (#59)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:50:21 AM EST
    off the top, for organizing, and distribute it to other organizations, who take 20-30% off the top, for organizing...


    I would have settled (none / 0) (#55)
    by Towanda on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:24:14 PM EST
    for real entertainment, with or without his fashion misstatement, but West just did not impress by either measure.  

    What a waste of time, when that time might have meant more for the great entertainers in that show.


    Ya, he's not my bag either. (5.00 / 1) (#56)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 04:29:18 PM EST
    the wall (none / 0) (#1)
    by Amiss on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 07:23:01 PM EST

    The performers read (none / 0) (#3)
    by lilburro on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:09:07 PM EST
    like a TL wish list.  I'm beginning to suspect Jeralyn put this event together!

    no kidding, I am (none / 0) (#16)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:46:19 PM EST
    in heaven watching this. I have it recording on two dvr's, a desktop and a laptop.

    where is it occurring? (none / 0) (#4)
    by Peter G on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:11:23 PM EST
    in what venue?

    MSG (none / 0) (#5)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:13:58 PM EST
    New York

    Never been to a game at the Garden, but ... (none / 0) (#8)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:44:36 PM EST
    ... we saw Elton John in concert there a number of years ago. It's a great venue for this type of event.

    Saw a couple of shows there back in the day (none / 0) (#23)
    by rdandrea on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 11:26:43 PM EST
    Cream, the Stones, Stevie Wonder.

    Used hit up the scalpers for Rangers tickets in High School and College.

    In HS we used to buy standing room tickets in the old Garden (8th Ave and 50th St) during the six-team NHL.  Saw Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau and many others play there.


    Madison Square Garden n/t (none / 0) (#22)
    by rdandrea on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 11:20:04 PM EST
    Can't watch, 'cause I'm working tonight. (none / 0) (#7)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:43:01 PM EST
    I'm tending bar for a company's Christmas Party that's being held tonight over at Murphy's, and won't be done until 12:00 midnight. But thank you for providing the information for donations. We'll be sure to send something tonight or tomorrow.

    Is on AMC (none / 0) (#9)
    by bmaz on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:49:37 PM EST
    tape delayed in the west, so if you look, you may catch it or a replay

    It just started on the west coast on ION TV. (none / 0) (#13)
    by caseyOR on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:35:02 PM EST
    It's a tape delay.