On 12.12.12, Madison Square Garden brought together many famous performers including Alicia Keys, The Who, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Chris Martin, Michael Stipe, Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters, Kanye West, and for the first time in eighteen years, Nirvana, who performed in collaboration with Paul McCartney.
The one-of-a-kind infamous concert was held in response to devastating Hurricane Sandy, which overwhelmed portions of the Caribbean, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern of the U.S. late October 2012 and cost an estimated $63 billion dollars in damages nationwide.
The concert was broadcasted LIVE via television, radio, movie theaters and the Internet across six continents- we at TrendingSource had an intimate YouTube viewing party and certainly enjoyed our front row seats! Proceeds from the event were collected by the Robin Hood Relief Fund to benefit victims of the hurricane in the tri-state area. 12.12.12 aired on 37 different Television Networks and was broadcast to more than 2 Billion households worldwide. Now That’s What We Love To Call An Epic [Trending Social Change] Movement!
Unfortunately, if you missed the Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert, you may be out of luck until further notice. The full concert is nowhere to be found! Which brings up suspicions that the recorded concert may be created into a DVD, and be sold, where the proceeds of the sale will go towards the Robin Hood Relief Fund. So until then, those that missed it can regret it until the expected DVD goes on sale.
Check out the Robin Hood Relief Fund: http://www.robinhood.org/rhsandy
Written by Lifestyle & Social Change Contributor, Rocio Guzman