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Springsteen, Joel Sign On For Obama Benefit
BillBoard ^ | 9/30/08 | Jon Cohen

Posted on 09/30/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT by pissant

In what is being billed as the first time they've ever played at the same concert, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel have signed on for a benefit for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama on Oct. 16 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.

Other "exciting guests" for the show have yet to be announced. Balcony tickets are $500, while premiere seats are $2,500 and lounge seats are $10,000. They can be purchased by clicking here.

Springsteen, who endorsed Obama this spring, recently finished a tour with the E Street Band in support of his 2007 album, "Magic." On Sunday, it was confirmed the group will play during the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 in Tampa, Fla.

Joel, meanwhile, begins a month-long tour of China, Australia, Japan and New Zealand Nov. 12 in Hong Kong.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: billyjoel; larrysinclairslover; obama; springsteen
WOW. Next up, Elton John and Air Supply
1 posted on 09/30/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

This is assuming that Joel can get to the benefit without wrecking another car.


2 posted on 09/30/2008 12:10:12 PM PDT by killer_rat
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To: pissant

What about Bin Laden? Has he endorsed Obambi yet?


3 posted on 09/30/2008 12:10:25 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: pissant

The Boss, the Piano Man...and the Empty Suit


4 posted on 09/30/2008 12:10:35 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Gov. Granholm=Garbage)
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To: americanophile

I think he did.


5 posted on 09/30/2008 12:11:13 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Nice goin’ BJ. Idiot.


6 posted on 09/30/2008 12:11:59 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: gathersnomoss

BJ + still drunk = Obama supporter


7 posted on 09/30/2008 12:13:03 PM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE'RE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: pissant

Pukeramaboma.


8 posted on 09/30/2008 12:14:32 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: pissant

Once I leave the New York Metro Area and go west or towards my brothers house near Cherry Hill I travel into the Musical Time Warp. Billy Joel, the Commodores, Janet Jackson, etc. IT NEVER FAILS!


9 posted on 09/30/2008 12:16:45 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: pissant

I think Michael Jackson leading the “Boy’s Choir fo Obama” will be there.


10 posted on 09/30/2008 12:17:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: pissant

Sorry . I’d need a ‘buy out’ to afford those tickets.


11 posted on 09/30/2008 12:18:11 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (Conservatives are to McCain what Charlie Brown is to Lucy.)
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To: pissant
Hey, Billy, got some revised lyrics for you. . .

"Blow some hot air, you're Obamaman. . .
Blow some hot air, tonight. . .
'Cause we're all in a mood for handout now,
And you got us feelin' allright. . .

12 posted on 09/30/2008 12:18:46 PM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: pissant

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.


13 posted on 09/30/2008 12:19:04 PM PDT by dforest
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To: davidlachnicht
In my opinion, it looks a little creepy. She's 27 (born 1981) and he's 59 (born 1949). I guess to each his own.
14 posted on 09/30/2008 12:26:17 PM PDT by kdot
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To: pissant

Damn shame. Can’t stand their politics, but both can put on a hell of a show.


15 posted on 09/30/2008 12:27:41 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: Salgak
He doesn't need new lyrics, this is the anthem if McCain wins:

It seems such a waste of time
If that's what it's all about
If that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.

16 posted on 09/30/2008 12:28:44 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: kdot

Yeah, that’s got the creepy factor like Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas.


17 posted on 09/30/2008 12:28:59 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: kdot

Billy Joel paid his wife’s student loans as a wedding present.


18 posted on 09/30/2008 12:29:15 PM PDT by Revenge of Sith
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To: pissant

Makes sense. They’re both 30 years past their prime. They both had highly, highly overrated primes. They’re both faux-workingclass heroes who like to pretend they came from the mean streets (instead of Freehold and Hicksville). They both think they’re intellectuals. They’re both adulterers. They both think they’re suffering artists.


19 posted on 09/30/2008 12:30:20 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: pissant
Springsteen, Joel, and Obama. Two has-beens an a never-was.
20 posted on 09/30/2008 12:30:54 PM PDT by riverdawg
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To: pissant

Oh, Elton John will be there. He’ll be bringing up the rear.


21 posted on 09/30/2008 12:32:00 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: pissant

Has-Beens for Change!


22 posted on 09/30/2008 12:33:36 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: pissant; All

IF you football fans walked the walk, you will boycott watching the superbowl this year.


23 posted on 09/30/2008 12:37:08 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A)
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To: Fawn

I always boycott the halftime show


24 posted on 09/30/2008 12:37:52 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: kdot

He’s like a pediphile.


25 posted on 09/30/2008 12:38:42 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A)
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To: pissant

Lame.


26 posted on 09/30/2008 12:39:19 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

I don’t know if I would call Obama empty suit, I hear that constantly. He is certainly full of his so called importance, however, I think he is really quite shrewd if you can keep him from stuttering. For example, he said so many things in the debate that should have been challenged.
First, that part about his father, Kenya and US not being held in high regards should have been challenged. That part that McCain said he was the far most left senator and Obama responded that it was because he had to vote against Bush, McCain should have challenged. The thing about middle class. Well any dummy knows that McCain included that in in talk, but Obama saw an opening of McCain not specifically and went for it. However. I do not know in this type of debate if it is proper to refute nutty statements. Obama is a master at some things. IMHO he has followed Alinsky’s teachings perfectly. I wouldn’t underestimate him at all. He obviously has some top people telling him how what to say


27 posted on 09/30/2008 12:39:53 PM PDT by mel
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To: pissant

I love the way this country works, when we’re pissed off we wake up and rise to the occsion, like the immigration bill and like the financial crisis. I was never a Springsteen fan, but Bill Joel! I will do what every self respecting American would do in a case like this BOYCOTT.
We as American have a choice, WE THE PEOPLE SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS, if you don’t like what is going on and feel small and helpless? You can do something that will have a great impact! BOYCOTT! Music artists, media sponsors, and corporations who are supporting and hiding the truth about thier candidate and the criminals who coddle and support need to know that we all have a voice no matter how small they may think we are!


28 posted on 09/30/2008 12:54:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (IF YOU ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE BY 35 YOU HAVE NO BRAIN. W CHURCHILL)
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To: gathersnomoss

I thought Billy Joel said goodbye to Hollywood?


29 posted on 09/30/2008 12:55:26 PM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: kdot
I remember when I was twenty seven. My dream was to marry an over-the-hill bald guy six inches shorter than I.

NOT!

30 posted on 09/30/2008 1:07:28 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: synbad600

Haha! I have one daughter. If, after she graduates college and has her whole life ahead of her at 27, choses to marry a man of 59 - older than her Daddy and me - that would break my heart.


31 posted on 09/30/2008 1:12:25 PM PDT by kdot
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To: synbad600
My dream was to marry an over-the-hill bald guy six inches shorter than I.

You forgot to mention the 7 figure net worth - that always seems to cover a lot.

32 posted on 09/30/2008 1:47:33 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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