Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ryan Reveals Best Myth and Rumors and not so-Rumors during the Concert

Criminal Intent:
A production crew member for Law and Order’s Criminal Intent was working with the crew backstage and told me that last week one of the actors – Vincent D’Onofrio was wondering if anyone was going to the Farm Aid concert – and most of the cast responded yes. Did anyone see these celebrities or others? THIS IS A RUMOR TILL OTHERWISE CONFIRMED.

TP is MIA:
Starting about noon the rumor mill had the existence of toilet as scarce if not zero. It first started backstage, then migrated to the audience. THIS RUMOR WAS TRUE – and sadly still is…

Good Food Gone:
There was nasty rumor that staff, crew and artist catering had run out of food. By the size of lines to get food – it seemed truthful. BUT THIS RUMOR WAS FALSE. There was plenty of food.

The Keg is Empty:
Well the rumor of no more beer was not true for the audience section of the concert. But backstage in the VIP area – it was certainly true…but it did not happen till 9pm, normally the tent would close at 9:45PM. RUMOR NOT TRUE – WELL KINDA

Counting Crow Flew the Coop:
They had to leave – that was heard for a bit. But I squelched it with a sighting of Adam Duritz lifting arm weights outside his trailer in the backlot. He had a big crowd of onlookers waiting for the shirt to come off.

Daryl Hannah Makes a Splash:
You have seen the pictures and you read the blog. Yes, she was here and fabulous – NOT A RUMOR – TRUE.

And speaking of splash - lets give a shout out to the craftiest concert goers who had a great seat but only via boat. The East River shore of Randall's Island was covered in boats of all shapes and size...these guys got a free show for sure - I hope they go out and support good food and family farmers this week. Buying a t-shirt from the Farm Aid website wouldn't hurt either!


  1. The port-a-potty situation was really, really awful. There were not even close to enough toilets for the amount of people there. Waiting in line is one thing...I could stand the 10-30 min wait. But they were never cleaned out! NOT ONCE! By the time it was dark out they were full to the top and overflowing. I understand this was a benefit but that is just unhealthy.

  2. Anonymous5:55 PM

    I spotted Daryl Hannah three times and considered whether or not I should approach - I wanted to respect her privacy, but I also wanted to pay respects to this terrific actress. I let her go, but then when I saw her the last time I decided to approach her. I waved and smiled at her. She was filming Guster and she pointed her camera at me. She also smiled politely, and that's a nice memory for me.

  3. Anonymous5:51 PM

    You were lucky you only waited 10 - 30 minutes... I was in line for over an hour with some kid throwing up next to me the whole time. The bathroom situation was horrible.