12-12-12 Concert: Share Your Photos With Patch

Superstorm Sandy benefit concert to feature some of music's biggest names.

Some of music's biggest stars will take the stage at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night for a globally-broadcast concert to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the concert, 12-12-12, will directly benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, an organization that provides aid to local groups seeking to help residents in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island who were hit hardest by the storm in October.

Patch has also launched its own relief campaign to help victims of Sandy. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds (up to $125,000), Patch will donate to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund. Tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds websiterebuilds.patch.com, and tweet directly from the site to help contribute.

Singers who will be peforming at the 12-12-12 concert include Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, The Who, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Eddie Vedder, Chris Martin, Roger Waters and more.

The show will air live at 7:30 p.m. on many major television networks and radio stations, but we know some of our readers will have in-person seats at the major music event. Help others share the experience of the 12-12-12 concert by uploading your own photos to our gallery.

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thomas cook December 12, 2012 at 03:06 PM
It is such a shame how everybody handled this event, and while everybody is focussing on the money the scalpers are making, there were easy steps to avoid these issues and increase donations that benefit the victims of the storm. The Robin Hood Foundation should have taken 10,000 prime seats and held an online auction. This would have increased donations by the millions. Ticketmaster: once again you prove that you are a sight for scalpers. An 8 ticket limit per household? Who has 6 kids these days. This turns into buy 2, Stubhub 6. Better yet, let all the scalpers with a BOTS program pull 8 tickets at a clip so none of the real customers can get seats while manually typing in your "security code" Stubhub: bottom of the food chain, and the only prime online scalping service selling these tickets. I'm not buying your line" we are donating our service fees back to the foundation". You are still charging people $25 for FEDEX when your bulk rate on delivery is probably one fourth of that. You are providing the amateur and pro scalper a secondary market in which to deplete donations to people who need relief. Conclusion: Cut the secondary market for tickets out of the equation and bring the tickets down to "fair" value. Who is more apt to make a donation to the fund? Somebody who payed face for a ticket or somebody who is stupid enough to pay $1000 to sit in the bleachers? Would the BSD sitting in the front row rather pay $25K and get a charity write off or pay the scalper?
Joseph Keyes December 13, 2012 at 05:38 PM
We have been donating items to groups who are collecting in our area for Sandy sufferers along the Jersey shore and attended last night’s event via PBS. It was a good concert with enough age and style diversity, though it’s creepy how much Keith Richards resembles my late grandmother. I especially enjoyed the Who’s tribute to Keith Moon and Alicia Keys’ performance. Clapton, Bon Jovi, the Boss and Waters were great, as expected. The Governor took his bows and was warmly received. Didn’t see Bloomberg, but was told he was in attendance. We left the concert during the Kanye West’s performance not so much for lack of interest but, like for a lot of people my age, it was bedtime. Nice to see New Jersey coming together for a deserving cause.


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