A group of photographers and reporters convened on the roof of the Armory in Central Park today for a much anticipated press conference. Mayor Bloomberg was scheduled to appear with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. As people arrived, songs from the hit group played from the speakers. “Beats so big I’m steppin’ on leprechauns/Shittin’ on y’all with the boom boom!”
Soon the Mayor appeared with will. i. am and a host of suited officials. And what’s the connection with poverty and will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas?” Mayor Bloomberg asked. “Well that’s where the money goes.”
As anticipated, the Mayor announced a new date for the Black Eyed Peas concert which was rained out on June 9th. All proceeds from the concert will go to the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty in New York.
“From Diana Ross to Simon and Garfunkel, to Bon Jovi, the Great Lawn has been the setting for some of the most truly memorable concerts by the biggest names in music. And I pinch myself I happen to know all of those people I just mentioned,” the Mayor said.
A slightly less articulate will.i.am took the mic and expressed his gratitude for being able to reschedule the concert. “I’m a Californian, I love Los Angeles. And I love it so much I will do all that I can to help out New Yorkers. To use music to bring people to bring people together is what music is all about,” the musician said.
The rescheduled concert will be held on September 30th on the Great Lawn in Central Park.