Saturday, January 14, 2017

Unable to get Bruce Springsteen the Trump inaugural team hires a cover band instead. So much fail. Update!

Courtesy of USA Today:  

As Bruce Springsteen continues to criticize President-elect Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed "No. 1 Bruce Springsteen tribute band" is performing at an inaugural gala next week. 

The B-Street Band, a Belmar-based act that covers Bruce Springsteen songs, is booked for the Garden State Inaugural Gala on Jan. 19, one of the many formal Washington balls scheduled around Trump's inauguration. 

Gov. Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie are serving as honorary chairs of the ball to "recapture the fun and romance of the Jersey Shore in elegant style." It is organized by the New Jersey State Society, a nonpartisan nonprofit that schedules activities and networking events for New Jerseyans living in the Washington area.

Kind of reminds of how Americans could not choose a real president so we got Doanld Trump instead.

Every day I think this whole Trump inaugural thing cannot get any more pathetic, and every day I am proven wrong.

By the way this band says that if the Boss tells them he does not want to them to perform his songs at the inauguration, they won't.

Update: Last minute news confirms that the inaugural team managed to snag a few desperate folks to entertain the....let's go with "throngs" that show up.

Country stars Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith are scheduled to perform. As well as the band 3 Doors Down, somebody named Jennifer Holliday, and Cowboy Troy.

However Paul Anka, who is in his seventies, has pulled out using a battle over child custody as his excuse.

Sounds like quite the show, sorry I will miss it but I have plans to do just about anything else instead.


  1. Anonymous6:25 AM

    Going to rumpy level...hah, hah, neener neener you can't get anyone original and popular...haw haw fat orange sausage!

  2. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Fake band, Fake president, Colbert had a great time mocking him last night:
    Late Show host Stephen Colbert lampooned Donald Trump’s inability to book any A-list entertainers for his inaugural ball, noting that the best act he has been able to land is a Bruce Springsteen cover band.

    “They’re a perfect fit,” he quipped. ” Who better to sing for our reality show president than a man pretending to be The Boss? The B Street Band will be singing all the Springsteen classics for Trump, including, ‘Thunder Grope’, ‘Born to Run Dad’s Company’, ‘Tenth Avenue Penthouse’ and ‘I Am Not Convinced You Were Born In The U.S.A.'”

    “This is great, ” he continued. “Trump may not be able to get A-listers, But I for one am looking forward to hearing hits from bands like Maroon 4, Justlike Bieber and The Rolling Steins.”

  3. Anonymous6:45 AM

    pathetic, trump is really mentally disabled.
    ‘You’re not a quarter of the man he is’: Internet shreds Trump for smearing civil rights icon John Lewis

    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      "John Lewis faced down water cannons. Trump had a golden shower."

    2. Anonymous8:06 AM

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    4. Anonymous9:07 AM

  4. Anonymous7:00 AM


    Leaked footage of Donald Trump's Golden Shower Show

    1. Anonymous10:04 AM

      drumpf should have his tiny hand(s) in his pants!

  5. Anonymous7:04 AM

    As of today a Kayak search shows tons of hotel rooms all over the D.C. area. Granted, most of them have really jacked up their price--most over $400/night. But there are plenty inside the beltway for $220-$250 and a few right outside DC in the $120-$150 range. I don't know how much hotel rooms cost and whether or not they sold out for either of Obama's inaugurations.

    1. Anonymous8:33 AM

      Yeah, I did a search too, and found loads of rooms, some as low as $100 if you want to stay outside of DC.
      Here is from 2009 "Obama’s first inauguration set a record as the largest turnout for any event in the history of the nation’s capital." Meanwhile, right after the 2012 election, hotel rooms were going quickly. No one wants to 'celebrate' Trump, except the KKK and the anti-everything nihilists in Congress. I'll not watch. And I wonder too, if some of the booking are for the next day for the Women's March...

    2. Anonymous12:16 PM

      During both of Pres. Obama's you would have needed a room 9 months ahead of time. You couldn't have a bought a room by January for a million bucks.

  6. Anonymous7:14 AM

    How funny, tryin to get The Boss. Who is patriotic. Dump is a traitor. Not one cut to putin. Traitor.

  7. Anonymous7:34 AM

    The only part of this shit show that would interest me would be the protesters. Since there will be more of them than attendees it should be fun to see. However, I loathe this repulsive man.child so much, I refuse to add to his (inflated no doubt) viewers total. I am sure it will be a HUUGE hit in Russia, BIGLY.

  8. A. J. Billings7:38 AM

    "recapture the fun and romance of the Jersey Shore"

    In other words a hit of crank, a slug of rotgut, and a quick BJ under the board walk.

    Such a romantic vision of Jersey

    1. Anonymous8:15 AM

      You never fail to disappoint, AJB!

    2. Anonymous8:34 AM

      I wonder if Christie will have a road blocked so party-goers can only enter from one direction?

  9. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Will Bruce Springsteen allow them to play his songs there?

    1. Anonymous8:20 AM

      I "also too" wonder how this is allowed. He no doubt gets a residual from it.

  10. Anonymous7:40 AM

    Did you hear that all the port-a-potties at the inauguration have banners taped over the name? I shit you not. The name of the company is "Don's Johns." You cannot make this stuff up. It was on MSN's page last night.

    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      His illegal swamp buddies are hiding in the honey wagon @@

    2. Anonymous10:07 AM

      I shit you not.


  11. Anonymous7:43 AM

    Watched CNN's special on Michelle last night, NBC's on President Obama (dvred) this morning, the farewell speeches this last week (Joe Biden's MOF included), and I just can't believe that what we were graced with for eight years has come down to the ABSOLUTE NUTTERY we'll be waking up to a week from now. Such overwhelming sadness at what could have been...

  12. Anonymous7:43 AM

    I found the link to the article, Gryphen.

  13. Anonymous7:52 AM

    I don't want to let you go.

    1. Anonymous8:19 AM

    2. Anonymous9:22 AM

      Love it!

  14. Anonymous7:54 AM

    Holliday has just pulled out.

    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      For Gryphen to say "someone namrd Jennifer Holliday" is really shitty. I'm glad she pulled out as I've always neen a big fan of hers. Gryphen, you may want to expand your horizons a bit.

    2. Anonymous8:18 AM

      And who believes Paul Anka's child support issues as an excuse? Puh-leeze.

    3. Anonymous8:29 AM

      8:14 AM - what's your problem? People have different tastes in music; so WHAT? Sheesh.

    4. Anonymous8:46 AM

    5. Anonymous8:48 AM


      Please allow me this opportunity to speak to you directly and to explain why I originally made my decision to perform at the inauguration which was what I had thought would be my simply keeping in my tradition of being a “bi-partisan songbird” having sung for Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush.

      I was asked to sing a song for what was presented to me as the “Welcome Concert For The People”– in my mind I was reflecting on the past times of being asked to sing for presidents and I only focused on the phrase “For The People”… I thought, For America!

      I was honestly just thinking that I wanted my voice to be a healing and unifying force for hope through music to help our deeply polarized country… Regretfully, I did not take into consideration that my performing for the concert would actually instead be taken as a political act against my own personal beliefs and be mistaken for support of Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

      In light of the information pointed out to me via the Daily Beast article on yesterday, my only choice must now be to stand with the LGBT Community and to state unequivocally that I WILL NOT PERFORM FOR THE WELCOME CONCERT OR FOR ANY OF THE INAUGURATION FESTIVITIES!

      I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans.

      Please know that I HEAR YOU and I feel your pain. The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you… You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded.

      Thank you for communicating with me, I had no idea that I still meant so much to all of you.

      Thank you for your posted comments both the good supportive ones as well as the ugly hurtful ones.

      With LOVE & Appreciation,

      “The Original DreamGirl”"

    6. Anonymous9:00 AM

      @8:48 from here>

    7. Anonymous9:33 AM

      8:29 what's YOUR problem? Jennifer Holiday has been a favorite of the lgbtq community for decades. Gryphen claims to support that community. It's one thing to not care for her style of music but he was dismissing her as a "nobody" of sorts which is not accurate at all.

    8. Anonymous12:10 PM

      @ 8:14am
      Why is that shitty? I had no clue who she was. ad most likely millions of other Americans. Now run along and try to keep Track from beating up any more women, that will be a more useful use of your time than trying to cause discord at this site.

  15. Chenagrrl7:56 AM

    "Gov. Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie are serving as honorary chairs of the ball to 'recapture the fun and romance of the Jersey Shore in elegant style.'"
    Among the activities, Gov. Christie will lead an ice-cream cone foot race. Hold the cone with ice cream, and run about 50 feet. Elegant!

    1. Anonymous8:35 AM

      My God. He can't run 50 inches. Who would want to be in the same room with that bully?

    2. Anonymous8:43 AM

      Is that tub of lard really someone we need to see running under any circumstances?

      Besides running from a federal subpoena for ongoing corruption investigations, that is.

    3. Anonymous2:24 PM

      this has to be a joke right, everyone knows Christie will chow down all the ice cream before they can even begin a race.

  16. Anonymous7:57 AM

    I thought Jennifer backed out? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

    1. Anonymous9:28 AM

      Jennifer Holliday Won’t Perform At Donald Trump’s Inauguration After All

      She apologized to the LGBT community for “being uneducated on the issues.”

  17. Anonymous8:07 AM

    Nice try, Gryphen, if that's even your real name which it is almost certainly NOT. You and your whiny libtard blog buddies make me sick!


    Emperor Drumpf IS our new president for life and you just better get used to it!

    Face the facts:
    1) he won a SIZABLE minority of votes in the election
    2) he has the full support of Russia's Vladimir "Vlad!" Putin
    3) Putin's support was so strong that Russia deployed clandestine resources o behalf of Mr. Drumpf to ensure his victory by any means necessary
    4) LARGE numbers of domestic and foreign billionaires support Mr. Drumpf wholeheartedly and MANY of them will be in charge of large swaths of the US government and economy. yay...
    5) If you like your Obamacare insurance now, enjoy it while it lasts

    Finally, you don't KNOW Emperor Drumpf! HOW CAN YOU WRITE ABOUT SOMEONE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW???? smh

    1. Is that you Beldar? If so, thanks, if not thanks anyway!


    2. Anonymous8:48 AM

      dowl, you're quite welcome.


  18. Anonymous8:08 AM


    1 BILLION!

  19. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Great! no loss here except a couple three doors down songs to delete. I'm cleaning house of all toxic enablers of the mess. What corporations will be there so we might thank them?

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  21. Anonymous9:47 AM

    I'll be unable to watch, since I must pooper scoop the yard to honor the the coronation. A much better use of my time.

  22. Anonymous10:21 AM

    Yeah, nothing says "fun and romance" more than a peek at Chris Christie ( eyeroll)

  23. A. J. Billings10:33 AM

    Apologizes to her fans for such a lapse in judgment

    Maybe they can ask the Idiot from Wasilla to blow her flute

  24. Anonymous12:08 PM

    I will not watch...BUT I will have my TV on a station that is not showing trump. Without doing that you will help trumps ratings. But I suspect I will do something useful, or more useful than watching the new PEEtus, maybe shovel horseshit or do a patrol for dog poo.

  25. For the history books"
    "January 20 2017, a day which will live in infamy..."

  26. So they'll get the B-Street Band but possibly no Bruce Springsteen songs.

    Yeah, this pathetic excuse for an administration is more lame and more loser every day.

    God, it must kill Trump Obama is so much more popular and beloved than he is. Is he going to pee on every surface in the White House? He does know they replace the mattresses, right?

    President Pussygrabber. PEE-vert in Chief.

  27. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Toby Keith has been in political hot water before (and had to make a choice), I guess he knows which side his bread is buttered on.

    If you're into country music, Brad Paisley is as fine a Democrat and human being as we have anywhere.


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