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Bruce Springsteen – Raises The Roof At The Super Bowl Halftime Party

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Bruce and the E-Street band didn’t disappoint at the much anticipated halftime show. Bruce opened his 12 minute performance to a very energized crowd in Tampa, Florida with “10th Avenue Freezeout” which led right into his classic “Born to Run”. He then performed a brief segment of “Working on a Dream” ,the title track of his just-released album. Springsteen and the band closed with “Glory Days”. The 59-year old Bruce looked like he could have played all night but was restricted by time constraints.

“I think it’s quittin’ time, Steve,” Springsteen laughed to guitarist Steve Van Zandt.

Steve argued a bit, but then a referee came out and jokingly flagged the band for delay-of-game penalty.

“Steve what time is it?” Bruce asked.

“It’s Boss time!” Van Zandt shouted.

This year has been Boss time. He won the Best Original Song Golden Globe for “The Wrestler”. He gave a stirring performance of his 9/11 tribute “The Rising” on the National Mall for Barack Obama’s inauguration. This week he released a new album “Working On A Dream”.
And tonight, in front of millions he rocked the house at the Super Bowl XLIII. He didn’t sing “I’m On Fire”, but he definitely is.

Cathy

Mariah Carey a No Show for the Inauguraton

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According to Page Six, Mariah Carey was furious when she found out where she’d be seated for the inauguration. A spy said, “Mariah was in the VIP area, where every celebrity, like Jon Bon Jovi, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, was seated. But somehow she thought she’d be up with the Obama family. When she realized she wasn’t, she bailed.”
What would make Mariah think she would be seated with the Obama family??

Another unhappy celebrity was Sean Combs (Puffy, P. Diddy, etc) who was said to be upset also because he wasn’t invited to perform at official events and he was disappointed that Jay-Z had a bigger presence.

I am always amazed at the size of some of the celebrity’s egos. The inauguration was a historic event that many people would have been happy to attend – no matter where they were sitting. What do you think??

A Star Studded Inauguration Week

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If you are a celebrity fanatic then Washington is the place to be this week. The stars are coming out to help celebrate President Elect Obama’s inauguration.

    Sunday’s Events

National Mall – Free concert. Check out this star studded list: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Beyonce, Usher, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.

Declare Yourself (aka – A New Birth of Citizenship) – Hosted by Jessica Alba. Performances by Maroon 5 and DJ Samantha Ronson and Jamie Foxx and John Legend will attend.

    Monday’s Events

Oprah – The Oprah Winfrey Show will be Live from Kennedy Center Opera House.

Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future – Will air on the Disney Channel. Performing will be Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Bow Wow. Michelle Obama will host with her family.

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There are too many events to list but let’s not forget the The Neighborhood Ball:. This event will be broadcast on ABC. Performing will be Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill and Blige.

I can’t wait to watch some of these events. What about you – is anyone else going to watch some of the events??