Nobody live-blogs a concert

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From the Washington Post: Hail to the Boss: Springsteen Plays Politics.

11:12 p.m. The slightest hint of something happening on stage results in a deafening shower of “Bruuuuuuuuuuce!”s. I’m guilty, too.

11:01 p.m. The Dave Matthews Band was amazing, best I’ve ever heard them and the highlight of the night. So far.

10:28 p.m. Yup.

10:20 p.m. Dave Matthews indoors is a first for me. I guess balcony seats are the indoor equivalent of sitting on the lawn. There is a lot of energy in here, this should be a great set.

Would Natalie Maines take back what she said about Bush, the comment that sparked all the controversy? “If I did that, Bush would just call me a flip-flopper. So I’m sticking with it.” Good answer.

Advice to undecided voters: “Choose the smart one.” — James Taylor

9:49 p.m. Dixie Chicks join JT on one of the nicest versions of “Sweet Baby James” you could imagine.

“I hate it when they say, ‘Don’t change horses in midstream.’ If your horse can’t swim and he’s in way over his head…” — James Taylor

9:38 p.m. I lived on Copperline Dr. for two years in Chapel Hill, NC. James Taylor alone is worth the price of admission. He can make even a soulless basketball arena sound good.

9:12 p.m. Dude, that’s Bob Roberts! Overwhelming at this point.

New cool guitar accessory: Wellstone! sticker. Got yours?

9:05 p.m. In college, I got free tickets to a Pearl Jam show at the student amoxicillin union but I was unimpressed. Let’s just say I’ve matured. (To be fair, so have they.) I think everyone on stage is instantly more attractive because of why they are doing this.

8:52 p.m. Bruuuuuuuuce. Blogging now ceases.

8:51 p.m. Standing ovation.

As a swing state voter, I’d like to thank the Electoral College for making this tour possible. Even if I had to be in D.C. to see it.

8:32 p.m. Oh, REM has to do “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” Oh, please! It’s too perfect. Michael Stipe and Eddie Vedder? Are you kidding? Wow.

Anybody have a Kleenex? I think my nose is bleeding.

8:13 p.m. Jurassic 5 scares the Jackson Browne fans and rocks the joint!

7:57 p.m. “We can do this, folks.” — Bonnie Raitt.

Outside, as we came in, about a dozen protesters held a sign that announced, “Bruce Springsteen presents Saddam Aid 2004″ — bet it took them all weekend to come up with that.

7:42 p.m. Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne prepare to take the stage. Joined by Keb Mo’. If I stop blogging it’s because it’s a darn good show.

7:36 p.m. Babyface “Change the World”

7:30ish p.m. John Cougar Mellencamp “Little Pink Houses”

It would be ridiculous to blog a concert like the Vote for Change finale. But here I am with a full signal.

2 Responses to “Nobody live-blogs a concert”

  1. Leia Says:

    Interestingly, DirecTV is broadcasting this concert live on channel 820.

  2. katie Says:

    I got excited when I read the word “joint.” Huh huh.
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