Cyndi Lauper

Singing at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000069" title="U.S. Open (tennis)" href="/topic/sports/tennis/u.s.-open-%28tennis%29-EVSPR000069.topic">U.S. Open</a> tennis tournament in New York on Sept. 11, 2011, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002943" title="Cyndi Lauper" href="/topic/entertainment/music/cyndi-lauper-PECLB002943.topic">Cyndi Lauper</a> declared our flag to be still streaming, or something like that. Afterward, in a pair of messages on Twitter, Lauper said:<br>
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Whew, I just did the anthem for the US open. It was an awesome experience.I got choked up in the middle remembering <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000001" title="September 11, 2001 Attacks" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/terrorism/september-11-2001-attacks-EVHST000001.topic">9/11</a>.<br>
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The moon shone done on us and I tried to say a prayer at the same time.. I hope I didn't mess up too bad. I wanted it to be comforting. Xcyn<br>
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Singing at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sept. 11, 2011, Cyndi Lauper declared our flag to be still streaming, or something like that. Afterward, in a pair of messages on Twitter, Lauper said:

Whew, I just did the anthem for the US open. It was an awesome experience.I got choked up in the middle remembering 9/11.

The moon shone done on us and I tried to say a prayer at the same time.. I hope I didn't mess up too bad. I wanted it to be comforting. Xcyn

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