Barbra Streisand Shows Brooklyn Pride in Belting Barclays Performance

Brooklynite Barbra Streisand returned to her old stomping ground on Thursday evening, performing to an 18,000 strong crowd at the Barclays Center. The legendary singer joked that the last time she performed solo in the borough was "on somebody's stoop on Pulaski Street" as an 8-year-old.

Wearing a shimmery black blazer and long skirt, the singer rolled back the years with songs like 'Evergreen', 'The Way We Were' and 'People.' "It might have taken me 33 years, but I'm finally here," she yelled to a delighted crowd, adding, "I left Brooklyn to pursue my dreams. Brooklyn quite never left me." A long-time supporter of the Democrats who famously appeared on President Nixon's renowned 'Enemies List', Streisand couldn't resist chatting about the current Presidential election, telling the crowd, "I'd love to know what you think of Mitt Romney's promise to fire Big Bird.I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street or Pennsylvania Avenue.He's a good actor. He's a good actor. A chameleon." It wasn't the singer's only political moment during the concert, seemingly encouraging her supporters to vote for President Obama, saying, "I'm not going to tell you who to vote for, but ... if you believe in affordable health care and women's rights ... if you want to move forward and not back, you know who to vote for."

Streisand, who was joined on-stage by trumpeter Chris Botti and her 45-year-old son Jason, paid tribute to the late Donna Summer, performing 'No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)'


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