Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pussycats in Kuwait

From this DOD release

America Supports You: Stars Rock Kuwaiti Desert in Support of Troops
By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait, March 11, 2008 – For more than four hours last night, Camp Buehring, in the middle of the Kuwaiti desert, became a hard-rocking outdoor amphitheater.
Before the music began, about 5,000 servicemembers heard a message of support and appreciation from President Bush. Both Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace, commander of U.S. Army Central and Combined Forces Land Component Command, and his deputy, Maj. Gen. Dennis E. Hardy, visited with the performers and thanked them for their support.

Then, before comedian Carlos Mencia got the troops laughing, he gave them some words of thanks.

“You guys work every single day doing a job that other people would never even dream of doing,” he said. “You do it proudly, and you do it with a smile, and I salute all of you.”

Mencia’s job was to keep the troops in stitches between music sets by Disturbed, Filter, the Pussycat Dolls, and actress/singer Jessica Simpson, a job at which he more than succeeded.

Then it was DJ Z-Trip’s turn to crank up the volume on some special mixes.

The troops’ reactions to the rock groups were quite different from they way they reacted to Simpson and the Pussycat Dolls. The latter groups elicited shouts of appreciation, and even marriage proposals.

There was no doubt the troops were excited to have the entertainers come all the way out to Kuwait just to perform for them.

“Yeah, it’s breaking my heart,” Indiana Army National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Brad Thurman joked, adding that he’s looking forward to seeing Disturbed

It's nice that the FOBITs were shown some love...now if we heard about these people performing at FOB Falcon or Taji, that would be something. But the folks at the pointy end of the stick don't get that many shows.

Good on all the "stars" for coming though!

I'm guessing My Space has something to do with this...just guessing.

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