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Players Be Playin’, Haters Still Be Hatin’ — Tale of the Tweets: @BarclaysCenter Opens with Jay-Z

September 30, 2012

Brooklyn’s controversial Barclays Center opened this weekend with a series of concerts by Jay-Z who is a (teeny tiny) part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, the arena’s home team.

Protesters, still clinging onto the notion that politicians tell the truth and keep their promises, gathered outside as fans filed into the show. The road to Brooklyn having it’s first major sports team in two generations was indeed a bumpy, slimy and sordid road. For a full account of how Brooklyn got this arena and what was learned about how things get done in the borough, read Atlantic Yards Report’s definitive primer.

Now here’s what the folks who were there this weekend had to say:

Tale of the Tweets: Jay-Z Opens Barclays Center

Jay-Z opens Brooklyn’s Barclay Center with a bang. Here’s the tweets to prove it including from our own @JasonShaltz:

Storified by Brooklyn Bugle · Sun, Sep 30 2012 09:57:40

Best picture from last night!!!! #jay #barclayscenter!
Jay-Z Opens Up Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (Freestyles & Speaks On Opening) 9.28.12nigeldmedia
#throwindiamonds @barclayscenter Shaltz
Went to @barclayscenter last night in Brooklyn. It was amazing! @JayZ had us all on our feet. Such an incredible talent & businessman.Earvin Magic Johnson
Can I get an #Encore #jayz #brooklyn #barclayscenter @ Barclays Center Ink
We outchea #NETS Shaltz
Round 2…lets go. #jayz Shaltz
Pickin winners @barclayscenter Shaltz
Security check. #ThrowinDiamonds #JayZ #Night2 Shaltz
#recap #brooklyn #barclayscenter R.
rollingstone: Jay-Z played an epic Brooklyn homecoming gig Friday at the new #BarclaysCenter. You can read ou… Peebles
Your first full house! @barclayscenter #hellobrooklyn #openingnightBrooklyn Nets
Joint was so Live #brookyln #BarclaysCenter #Jay-Z #Concert #NY
Jay-Z (@s_c_) made a fan outta me…Opening wknd @barclayscenter w/ @MNAlshooler! #concretejungle #dreambig Chambers Steedle
JAY-Z Barclays Center Interviewnbanets

Photo: The Shaltzes

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