1. Hear the word Twitter. Scoff. 2. Hear it again from someone else. Scoff again. 3. Hear about famous celebrity who is apparently “On Twitter.” Scoff, but make mental note to check it out. 4. Log into Facebook to comfort self. 5. Sign up for Twitter. 6. Give up because it seems dumb. 7. Loudly criticize others on Twitter. 8. Follow @johncmayer, @aplusk, @rainnwilson, @wilw, @mrskutcher, @oprah, and one other person you actually know. 9. Post tweet that is a variant of: “Trying out this Twitter thing.” 10. Attempt to dig a little deeper into Twitter. 11. Notice rampant usage of words: “Tweet,” “Twitter,” “Twitterverse,” “Tweetie,” “Tweetdeck,” and something called “RT.” 12. Scoff again, this time in confusion. 13. Tell friends you “tried that Twitter thing, but didn’t get it and it’s stupid anyway.” 14. Log into Facebook because that site at least makes sense. 15. Read story about Twitter somewhere. 16. Log back into Twitter. 17. Try to avoid saying Tweet, Twitter, Twitterverse, Tweetie, Tweetdeck, and ReTweet. 18. Respond to @rainnwilson. 19. Curse self for fanning out. 20. Log off for 4 months. 21. Come back, just to see. 22. Post something relatively funny. 23. Get RT’d. 24. Discover that RT means ReTweet. 25. Make it your life mission to get RT’d. 26. Install Twitter app on your phone. 27. No longer ashamed to say “I’ve gotta Twitter that.” 28. Attend events with the sole intention of “Tweeting” them. 29. Pray to get RT’d. 30. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. 31. Close computer. 32. Open computer. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. 33. Think in 140 character sentences. 34. Compulsively check phone all day every day. 35. Tweet that you compulsively check phone all day every day. 36. Alienate actual people in your life in an attempt to impress ones you don’t know. 37. Lose weight because you forget to eat. 38. Place phone by bed so you can check first thing in the morning. 39. Defend Twitter to the death from detractors. 40. Hear self, and vaguely recognize that you have become “That Guy.” 41. Feel like, and start to behave like River Tam. 42. Vow to quit Twitter to preserve sanity. 43. Read this and change mind. 44. Think to self, “I should twitter that.” 45. Recognize irony. 46. Twitter it.
Live BTR, Darkness, and Born in the USA album sequences coming to NJ When the Giants Stadium stand begins tomorrow night, the crowd will be treated, as they were in Chicago, to a performance of the complete Born to Run album, start to finish. But that’s just the beginning: Bruce and the E Street Band will be offering up a complete album sequence each night of the five-night stand. From the press release:
In response to the overwhelming fan enthusiasm at Chicago’s Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live performance of the album Born to Run, Springsteen has decided to perform one classic album each night at Giants Stadium:
Wed, Sep 30 - Born to Run
Fri, Oct 2 - Darkness on the Edge of Town
Sat, Oct 3 - Born in the U.S.A.
Thur, Oct 8 - Born to Run
Fri, Oct 9 - Born in the U.S.A.
In Chicago, Bruce began with a varied set list, performed the album portion of the show in the middle of the concert, and continued the show through its grand finale. Said long time manager Jon Landau, “Chicago convinced us that this was really worth doing. The audience was so supportive of the concept that it convinced us to go ahead with this at Giants Stadium.”
While Bruce and the band performed Born to Run and Darkness last year in Red Bank, the complete Born in the U.S.A. in sequence will be a concert first. - September 29, 2009