*update from original post
Last night the EPIC 6 hour long Sandy Relief concert took place in front of a crowd of over 13,000 people at MSG along with 2 Billion viewers that got to watch the concert on 37 tv stations throughout the US and more than 200 others worldwide. It was also streamed on more than 30 internet sites.
While most of us could have done without this outfit…
I applaud ALL the artist and host that took time out to help NJ/NY in this time of dispar. The performances were incredible and the love and support was more than anyone could have imagined.
The lineup included: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear and there was endless host such as Jimmy Fallon, Chris Rock, Kristen Stewart and Stephen Colbert just to name a few.
“The ocean I used to dream about is now their worst nightmare.” -Billy Crystal
“Tonight, this is a prayer for all my struggling brothers and sisters in New York and New Jersey.” -Bruce Springsteen before performing My City of Ruins
“When are you going to learn you can throw anything at us – terrorists, hurricanes. You can take away our giant sodas. It doesn’t matter. We’re coming back stronger every time.” -Jon Stewart
“Hallelujah, Sandy screw ya, We’ll get through ya, Cause we’re Neeeew Yorkers.” -Adam Sandler
The ticket sales alone have already raised $35 million!