The concert to raise money for the victims of hurricane Sandy took place on the December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden and was called 12-12-12. Most of the main attractions of the evening included British performers, as people gathered to pay their respects and donate towards the relief effort.
Some of the performers on stage included Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, The Who, Roger Waters, Chris Martin and The Rolling Stones. The event seemed to have a marked resemblance to the old days, where the United States and Britain shared a rich musical heritage.
The opening of the show included images of the hurricane, as it distorted the coastline of New York and New Jersey. Bruce Springsteen took to the stage initially, as he is one of the most well-known acts from New Jersey. However, the audience showed a general lack of interest as many people were seen talking to each other as the show progressed.
There were some technical glitches throughout the evening as well, but things picked up when Eddie Vedder joined Roger Waters to perform some Pink Floyd’s numbers.
People on social networking sites started to point out that most of the performers were British and older statesmen at that. Mick Jagger then made a comment about this and said that it was the largest collection of old British musicians at Madison Square Garden.
Alicia Keys was the only female headliner at the event.