The 12-12-12 show is going to big tonight. Like you, I will be watching it from a comfortable BarcaLounger, with Two Boots Pizza and cold Tecate beer. It’s a four hour show at least– Paul McCartney doesn’t start the closing set until 11:30pm. So a guide to what’s happening is helpful. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Keep checking later today as updates come in.
MUSICIANS IN ORDER (subject to change)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band starts at 7:30pm
Roger Waters (with Eddie Vedder)
Eric Clapton and friends
The Rolling Stones
Chris Martin of Coldplay
Paul McCartney (with special guest Dave Grohl)
So far, insiders tell me that McCartney has “Live and Let Die” with the fireworks, but there was no rehearsal for “Hey Jude.”
There are also a ton of celebrities who will speak, mostly in duos. Here’s some of it. They’ll be interspersed: Adam Sandler with Paul Shaffer (who’s the musical director), Seth Meyers and Bobby Moynihan, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal, Leonardo Di Caprio, Meryl Streep, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Chelsea Clinton, Bill Crystal, John Stewart, Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx, Jon Stewart, Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, and Kristen Stewart.