Are you ready to rock?

“We knew that after last year… we could not afford to have a let-down,” John Street told a crowd this morning on Independence Mall in announcing this year’s “Welcome America” festival events for June 27 through July 4. (from No, we cannot afford a let-down after Live 8. So there was only one artist who could keep the momentum going, who could get this city as excited as it was last year, who could rock Philadelphia to the f****** core! And that artist is…Lionel Richie? What? Was Billy Ocean unavailable?