Do Something was the official charity of the biggest concert of the year, Saturday's Z100 Zootopia stadium concert at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. DS represented with a trio of booths at the awesome ZVillage pre-fest: one encouraging voter registration; another featuring reusable ECOBAGS with issue-related designs (CGG's fave: A chicken and chicks with the slogan I AM NOT A NUGGET); and a third allowing teens (along with stars like Ferras and Flyleaf!) to record their rants/raves on video for use on dosomething.org.
The all-day event drew a long list of today's hottest artists, also including Sara Bareilles, Miley Cyrus, Danity Kane, Gavin DeGraw, Donnie Klang, Jonas Brothers, Jesse McCartney, Metro Station, New Kids on the Block, OneRepublic, Katy Perry, Pushplay, and Simple Plan.
CGG is recovering from the hearing loss suffered caused by all of the explosive performances. (Literally! Miley's unexpected fireworks had us almost jumping into the arms of Gavin DeGraw in the Z VIP lounge! And then there was the girl who quite possibly might be the Jonas Bros' No. 1 fan, screaming her heart out for their entire set.
In fact, the day is probably best summed up by her emotions in the following pics:
After consecutively screaming for each of their hit songs, we turned around and she gave us a shrug of an apology. That's ok, girlfriend: Let it all out! (See Sara Bareilles' thoughts on the subject above.) And she kept on going.
Stay tuned to CGG over the next week as we post continuous coverage of the bands, countless in-concert and behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive interviews with the artists, so many of which agree with CGG: It's not about whawt you wear, it's about what you do!
Special thanks to the rockstars at Z100 who made this possible: Zena, Tom, Sharon, Darren, Marc & Josefa, and our amazing ClearChannel video crew: Chris & Jonny.