From today’s freedom-fighting Lowdown:
For his estimated $500,000, I hear that 50 Cent performed only four or five songs – and badly – though he did manage to work in the lyric, “Go shorty, it’s your bat miztvah, we gonna party like it’s your bat mitzvah.”
Classic. Apparently some crazy dad (Long Island multimillionaire David H. Brooks) dropped a commensurate sum on the performing talent for his daughter’s bat mitzvah. Don Henley apparently did not relish performing for “a kid’s party,” obviously unaware that the solemn day meant the lucky bat mitzvah girl was a WOMAN. Wakka wakka, Don! Don’t tell the boys of summer!
Also: “the 150 kids in attendance seemed more impressed by their $1,000 gift bags, complete with digital cameras and the latest video iPod.” Sigh. I remember when those glittery spray-paint t-shirts were a really big deal.
Oh, a p.s.: apparently Brooks is a defense contractor. That’s just depressing.
Not-so-Petty cash to rock bat mitzvah [Lowdown]