by Paul E McGinniss
NYC's First Natural Gas Well being Installed on the Great Lawn of Central Park.
Just kidding. Actually, yesterday, 60,000 plus gathered at the Global Citizens Festival concert in Central Park to end extreme poverty and world hunger.
The Global Citizens Festival took place on the magnificent Great Lawn of Central Park and featured the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, K'naan, and Band of Horses. John Legend made a surprise appearance to perform John Lennon's "Imagine" on a stage within a short walking distance to Strawberry Field, the Central Park memorial to our beloved New Yorker.
Who said the energy and activism of the 1960s are over?
Last night, the magical Manhattan skyline loomed and radiated behind us, as a most-apropos Harvest Moon beamed down from above.
The night ended with a jam session. Neil Young performed his classic, activist anthem, "Rockin' in the Free Word", accompanied by members of The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Band of Horses and K’Naan. Stellar performances by one and all, but especially by Mr. Neil Young who continues to care AND rock like tomorrow depends upon it.
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.