Barbra (no ‘a’) Streisland (don’t forget the ‘l’) has Manhattan frothing at the fanny over her intimate concert

That'll be two WKD blues

So, it finally happened: Babs live on stage at the itsy bitsy Vanguard in the West Village (a neighbourhood – or ‘area’ – of London’s glittering New York) where she played her first gig four hundred years ago to celebrate the Indians selling Manhattan to people from Rotterdam for a necklace made out of fizzy sweets and the shiny bit off-of a Kit Kat.

This Saturday Manhattan was abuzz with the gig, which was shared by competition winners who had been strip searched and had fingers inserted into their cavities – anal and vaginal – to make sure they weren’t secretly taping the event, and the likes of the Clinton family (not the card shop, the former Prez, who presumably didn’t have his cavities searched. Then again…), Mr. Barbra Streisland James Brolin, seen here cosying up to close BS friend Donna Karen (pronounced Karen, not Ka-RAN), Nicole Kidman, le tout Manhattan.

Elsewhere crowds of specially invited gays and non-gays had gathered informally to watch the concert beamed live via technology: a total of 12 songs from the new Diana Krall-produced album Love is the Answer as well as greatest hits like ‘Evergreen’ and ‘The Way We Were’.

Those lucky enough to have attended or viewed the do at a distance left emotionally drained, culturally topped-up and ready to bang on about it for the rest of their lives.

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5 comments to “Barbra (no ‘a’) Streisland (don’t forget the ‘l’) has Manhattan frothing at the fanny over her intimate concert”

  1. Just listening to her on Radio 2 singing Ne Me Quitte Pas in French from that album. Fucking good!

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  2. I heard that! Disappointed they chose ‘I would have been the shadow of your shadow’ rather than the Shirley Bassey ‘I would have been the shadow of your dog’… But liked it.

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  3. Is James Brolin a ‘handsome much older man’ or not? Can’t decide.

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  4. What, a GILF? (G for Grandad.)

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  5. Did Donna Karan think she went to Woodstock or a Barbra concert? Really, the peace symbol is so Mid-60’s, but the Village Vanguard is late 50’s early 60’s. Basic Black Donna Karan dress never goes out of style.

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