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Jett Performs for U.S. Soldiers

September 28, 2002

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BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) _ Wearing black boots, camouflage pants and a fishnet top, American rocker Joan Jett performed for several hundred soldiers at the U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan.

About 500 coalition troops, mostly Americans, attended a concert Friday night in an airplane hangar with automatic weapons slung behind their backs.

Some soldiers stood atop stacked boxes of MREs _ or Military Meals Ready To Eat _ to catch a glimpse. A giant U.S. flag was draped behind Jett while she sang.

Jett saved her top hits, including ``I Love Rock and Roll,″ for last. After the first show ended, troops shouted for more, and Jett returned to perform an encore _ a song called ``Everyday People.″

Dano Goforth, Jett’s tour manager, said she performed for about 2,000 U.S. troops on Sept. 25 in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

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