We told you earlier this week about the Sunday night blowout with Garth Brooks, Beyonce, Bono, Sheryl Crow, Mary J Blige, Usher, Herbie Hancock, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, and Stevie Wonder. This will be broadcast from 7:00 - 9:oopm (ET) on HBO but distributed free of charge through cable and satellite TV.
This will be a pretty cool show. After all, Don Mischer - the guy who has directed a bunch of Super Bowl halftimes and a couple of Olympics ceremonies - is putting it on.
Note to HBO: Don't put a microphone on him!
Mischer did his best impersonation of Rod Blagojevich back in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention (which he directed) when the balloons didn't drop when they were supposed to. That's all good except for it was all caught live on CNN.