Does this bus stop
between 20th and 22nd Streets?
By Fred Mills
With yesterday’s entertainment news about Bruce Springsteen’s
slated half-time show for the 2009 Super Bowl still fresh in fans’ minds, now
comes word from the political realm that the Boss is gearing up for some major
On October 16, the day after the final Obama-McCain debate,
Springsteen and Billy Joel will put on a joint benefit concert dubbed “Change
Rocks” at New York’s
Hammerstein Ballroom. Ticket cost? A mere $500 for nosebleed seats, but if you
have $10,000 laying around you might be able to do a little better.
The Obama camp has indicated the candidate will attend the
show. Here’s hoping nobody suggests that dumbass Brooks
& Dunn song for Bruce and Billy to duet on.
Prior to that, however, Springsteen will appear this
Saturday, Oct. 4, in Philadelphia,
at an Obama rally and combined voter registration drive. It’s to be located at
the Ben Franklin Parkway
between 20th Street
and 22nd Street
– perhaps the Boss can do a lyrically modified version of his song “Does This
Bus Stop At 82nd Street?”
for the occasion – and since it’s a rally and not a fundraiser, it’s free. But
organizers are suggesting that you sign up in advance either as a volunteer or
obtain general admission ticket.
Go HERE for details, reportedly to be posted “soon.”