Friday, February 24, 2006
Santana Concert to Commemorate 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Postponed.
A concert commemorating the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and featuring Guitar God Carlos Santana (see my posts on Guitar Stuff), has been postponed due to fundraising problems. Perhaps my good friend Miss Templeton can tear herself away from our mutual interest in getting the Giants to change the name of Pac-Bell/3Com Park to Lefty O'Doul Stadium long enough to apply some local pressure to make sure that this postponement is a short one. KESQ News excerpt:
A free concert by Santana planned as part of centennial commemorations of the earthquake that shook San Francisco in 1906 was postponed because organizers couldn't raise enough money.
Santana was going to play for free at the April 22nd concert, but other costs drove the price tag above 1.5 million dollars.
Mayor Gavin Newsom said yesterday that efforts to raise funds faltered because sponsors wanted to focus on earthquake preparedness rather than a concert.