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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Neil Young Show To Raise $3 Million for UCSF Hospital

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:59 PM

click to enlarge Thanks, Neil!
  • Thanks, Neil!

U.C. San Francisco is out of the blue and into the black. A full $3 million into the black thanks to Neil Young. Tonight's benefit show for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is sold out -- sorry. You could scalp a ticket, but then you're not really doing much to help build an "integrated hospital complex for children, women, and cancer patients."

The show sold its final tickets yesterday. Concert organizers haven't yet tallied up the money, but believe the 3,000 tickets will bring in $2.5 or even $3 million.

Sadly, those not holding tickets won' t be attending the cocktail reception or post-performance soiree. With luck -- bad luck -- you may yet end up in the hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2014.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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