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Dane Cook pulls his set from Boston Strong stream, firestorm ensues

Posted by Jack Pickell  May 31, 2013 06:57 AM

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Comedian Dane Cook took the stage at the Boston Strong benefit concert at TD Garden.


Comic and actor Dane Cook is being criticized for a decision he made regarding his set during the Boston Strong concert at TD Garden. Cook did not allow his set to be streamed over any of the audio or video feeds from the concert which featured many of Boston's biggest music acts and benefited victims of the Boston Marathon bombings through The One Fund.

Cook explained his decision in a tweet:

That tweet resulted in the kind of firestorm of negative reaction that only Twitter can deliver, and can be reviewed with a simple Twitter search of @DaneCook... but be prepared for a lot of profanity.

The video stream of the show fell victim to major technical problems, with a large number of online viewers unable to access the feed, or hampered by interruptions and buffering delays.

Several outlets streamed audio of the concert with better results.

You can watch a replay of the concert here.

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