Never can say goodbye
Barbara Streisand ended her latest farewell tour on Monday at a celebrity-studded Los Angeles love-in that included incoming Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi among the thousands of rapt fans.
Other notables, in the audience of about 20,000, included singer Barry Manilow, producer Quincy Jones, actors Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe and comedians Cheech Marin and Bill Maher. Each paid up to $750 per ticket
(Pretty much a Socialist Who's Who)
Taking note of the recent Democratic takeover of both houses of Congress, Streisand said, "My depression is over." She ended her performance with a version of the Depression-era Democratic Party anthem "Happy Days Are Here Again."
The tour endured a few hiccups along the way, thanks to a skit in which she mocks her nemesis, President George W. Bush, by bringing out a Bush impersonator.
After a New York fan complained that she was being too political, she told him to "shut the f--- up" and leave. --CLASS or should I say ASS--She later apologized. In Florida, a man tossed a drink at her. Some critics said she should have stuck with the music.Streisand said she is considering returning to the road, with dates possible for Russia, western Europe and maybe even China.
Western Europe, Russia, China?
That really would be a farewell tour.
Goodbye, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu!