Newsflash! Barbra Streisand Stares Down Y2k! (Humor)greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Anybody remember last year's report that Streisand would not perform in NYC on New Year's Eve because of her concerns about Y2K?
Well. . .read into this what you will . .
Barbra Streisand Set To Appear At MGM Grand Hotel In Las Vegas For New Year's Eve Performance LAS VEGAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbra Streisand will appear New Year's Eve at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, an engagement that, according to her manager Martin Erlichman, may be her final one.
-- FM (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 1999
Spending the rollover in a huge casino full of drunken revelers in the middle of a desert... Now THAT's gambling.
-- just (email@example.com), April 28, 1999.
Wednesday, December 9, 1998
Barbra fears Y2K, cancels concert
Barbra Streisand reportedly is afraid of getting bitten by the Y2K bug. The New York Daily News says that Streisand has decided not to perform at New York's Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve 1999 -- partially because of concerns about how computers will handle the switch to the year 2000. Quoting Streisand sources, the News said she may go for a millennium concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas -- where she performed twice in in 1994 -- because "the room is more familiar to her and it's closer to her home in Los Angeles." Streisand wants to do "as little traveling as possible" around the millennium change because "she has a lot of fear" about what the Y2K change will do to computers. The News said the Rolling Stones might now take the New Year's Eve 1999 date in the Garden.
Maybe Barbra will sing "The Way We Were" on January 1st... :-)
And the Stones will sing "Start Me Up"!
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 1999.
Well, Las Vegas is certainly within one tank of gas of her home in Beverly Hills.
Just a thought.
-- Jollyprez (email@example.com), April 28, 1999.
or maybe she'll sing Don't Rain On My Parade
or What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
-- Elliot Gould (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 28, 1999.
or maybe she's prepared and she'll be Singin' In The Rain.
-- Gene Kelly (Cliff@Edwards.29), April 28, 1999.
Newsweek was commenting about "million dollar" tickets...what would that be for? Backstage passes, a dinner with B.S. and access to her house, limo, and dressing room? 8<
Even Clinton's rental fee for the Lincoln bedroom was less than that!
-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), April 29, 1999.