Streisand's New Fear
Barbra Streisand reportedly is afraid of getting bitten by the Y2K bug. New York’s Daily News says that Streisand has decided not to perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden on New Year’s Eve 1999 — partially because of concerns about how computers will handle the switch to the year 2000. Quoting Streisand sources, the News said she may go for a millennium concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas — where she performed twice in 1994 — because “the room is more familiar to her, and it’s closer to her home in Los Angeles.” The source said Streisand wants to do “as little traveling as possible” around the millennium change, because “she has a lot of fear” about what the Y2K change will do to computers. The News said the Rolling Stones might take the New Year’s Eve 1999 date in the Garden.