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The 12 Best Generation Gap Tweets from the 121212 Concert

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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  • There was a lot of this. 1 of 12
    There was a lot of this.
    How many parents had a hard time getting up to make those lunches this morning?
  • Who doesn’t love a good One Direction joke? 2 of 12
    Who doesn't love a good One Direction joke?
    You know, besides my tweens?
  • That’s enough of you, Blake Lively. 3 of 12
    That's enough of you, Blake Lively.
    Heather Spohr of The Spohrs Are Multiplying, and Babble Voice's More Spohr, is, um, enthusiastic about Ryan Reynolds.
  • This made me literally LOL. 4 of 12
    This made me literally LOL.
    They're being ironic, right?
  • That was no kilt. 5 of 12
    That was no kilt.
    Kilts are not leather. But I'm pretty sure I saw that outfit at Hot Topic the other day.
  • Stop calling them Mom Jeans! 6 of 12
    Stop calling them Mom Jeans!
    I'm wearing Sir Paul jeans, thank you very much.
  • Well, that’s what happens when we cut the Arts budgets from our schools, people. 7 of 12
    Well, that's what happens when we cut the Arts budgets from our schools, people.
    Don't forget, parents: music education and/or brainwashing begins at home.
  • So that’s how they did things in the Olden Days. 8 of 12
    So that's how they did things in the Olden Days.
    Also, there was no texting, but we had hella fun with walkie-talkies.
  • This year’s hot Christmas toy! 9 of 12
    This year's hot Christmas toy!
    Good luck finding one of those this late in the season!
  • He’s done more than that! 10 of 12
    He's done more than that!
    He also had a voice role in Cars.
  • Not to mention ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ by the Ramones. 11 of 12
    Not to mention 'I Wanna Be Sedated' by the Ramones.
    And really, my whole entire Madonna phase circa 1984.
  • Hey, that guy has moves like Jagger. 12 of 12
    Hey, that guy has moves like Jagger.
    Oh, wait.

 

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