Last night’s massive concert fundraiser, 121212, The Concert for Sandy Relief, had more parents and grandparents staying up late than an LA Law marathon. It also had plenty of kids amused by their parents’ adoration of rockin’ grandpas.
You can still donate to The Robin Hood Relief Fund, and bid on signed memorabilia at the 121212 concert website. Want to own a piece of history? You can bid on the sweatshirt Kanye West wore, autographed by Kanye himself. No, really. Go bid. There are currently no bidders. I wanted the skirt, Kanye!
However, a Fender bass guitar signed by Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Van Zandt, and more is already at $36,000.
One really confusing thing about the concert, though, was the ungodly lack of female performers. No female comedians, and only two female musicians. Alicia Keys was there, whom I adore, but she seemed to be expected to fill the slots of woman/of color/under the age of 40 all in one go. Oh, Diana Krall made an appearance performing piano accompaniment for Paul McCartney.
In any case, all the rockin’ grandpas on stage inspired some great Tweets. Below are my faves!
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