December 12, 2012 was an auspicious occasion for myriad reasons. One of them being the 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief in Madison Square Garden and it ranks as the top event that occurred in NYC in 2012. The enormities of Superstorm Sandy were catastrophic to say the least. The beloved Jersey shore…Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island and its residents will feel the effects for years to come, but for one night the tri-state area stood defiant and proud, armed with the knowledge that not even Mother Nature could hold us down – we are too resilient.
The celebrities that donated their time for this event was mindboggling, between the legends that manned the phones and performed on stage The 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief boasted more star power than those hovering in the Milky Way. Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen showed the world just what it means to be “Jersey Strong”, Alycia Keys and Billy Joel represented The Big Apple with timeless musical gems and Adam Sandler represented us all with a big “Screw ya” to Sandy. Pair that with the likes of The Who, Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe and Led Zepplin and you have one concert for the ages, The Garden has hosted many legendary nights, but 12/12/12 was an evening that rocked the roof off the theater and will be a hard event to top.
Billions are needed to restore these neighborhoods to what they once were; the families affected by Superstorm Sandy still need our assistance. To donate please visit, http://www.robinhood.org/rhsandy, http://www.redcross.org/hurricane-sandy .
Photo: AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca