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Obama’s Decemberists

Tuesday, May 20, 2008  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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Turns out that Obama’s opening act at the megarally was The Decemberists, a hugely popular indie rock band, which typically opens their concerts with the Soviet National Anthem.

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?

BTW: Here’s an except of an interview with the band’s guitarist:

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.

Okay.

Valparaiso, Indiana [Funk’s hometown].

Popcorn central. It’s where Orville Redenbacher’s from.

Portland, Oregon.

Don’t move here.

Why not?

‘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

The Bowl
Waterfront Park
Corner of SW Columbia St. and SW Naito Pkwy.
South of the Hawthorne Bridge

Sunday, May 18th, 2008
Doors Open: 12:30 p.m.

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.

RSVP:










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