How odd that the MSM didn’t tell us that a few of the 75K in attendance may have come for the tunes.
And did the Obama rally begin with the Soviet National Anthem? The concert went for 45 minutes and was widely pitched on Facebook etc. But did the band trim their act to make it Obama-appropriate?
We’re a city magazine, so we’d like to talk about some of the cities in your life. Think of this as an urban Rorschach test. I’m going to say a city, and you say the first few words that come into your mind.
Valparaiso, Indiana [Funk’s hometown].
Popcorn central. It’s where Orville Redenbacher’s from.
Don’t move here.
‘Cause, I like it the way it is.
Okay, Washington, DC.
Harboring war criminals.
Do you mean politicians?
Yeah, I mean the big guy. You know, the guy who ignores the UN, that one. The guy who pretends he’s from Texas, but is really from Connecticut. The guy who can’t dribble a basketball. The guy who farms out our military. Etc….
Here’s an Obama e-mail promoting the event:
Barack Obama in Portland, OR
Join Barack Obama at a rally in Portland on Sunday, May 18th.
Rally with Barack Obama
Sunday, May 18th, 2008
Special Guest Performance by: Colin Meloy, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, and John Moen
The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is strongly encouraged. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For security reasons, do not bring bags and limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted.