Wednesday, May 21, 2008

If you think that Mick Jagger will still be doing the whole rock star thing at age fifty, well, then, you are sorely, sorely mistaken.

Oh for God's sakes.

Gavin over at Sadly, No! catches wingnuts blowing smoke out of their asses for the umteenth bazillion time over the 75,000 person count of people who went to see Barack Obama speak in Portland last weekend.

Apparently those people were there to see the rock band The Decembrists instead.

Question: Didn’t 75,000 people show up to hear him in Oregon?
Answer: Not really. A free rock concert preceded his appearance, News Busters reported. Oops.
I didn't make it to last Sunday's rally but I did make it a similar rally for John Kerry at the exact same location in 2004. The Kerry rally was on a weekday and drew only 50,000 people.

Kerry was accompanied by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Jon Bon Jovi who sang "Livin on a Prayer" acoustically. I've always suspected that the majority of those people at that rally were actually there to see DiCaprio or Bon Jovi rather than the guy they hoped would replace George Bush. Now these conservatives sleuths have confirmed my suspicion.

(50,000 fans of "Titanic.")

(These Coast Guard guys kept yelling "I'm king of the world!" at DeCaprio.)

(Bridge trolls dig Bon Jovi.)

(Secret Service Snipers had Bon Jovi t-shirts on.)

(Even John Kerry was there to see Bon Jovi.)


pissed off patricia said...

Seventeen thousand showed up to see Obama yesterday in Tampa. No rock bands were present.

Don Snabulus said...

The liberals won't impress me until 75,000 Barack Obamas show up to listen to one supporter.

Randal Graves said...

Imagine if KC and the Sunshine Band had been there instead. Talk about a madhouse!

And see POP, you prove their point. 17k for Obama means 58k for The Decembrists!

Anonymous said...

"Bridge trolls dig Bon Jovi."

I'm sure that some do. I would not be one of them.

Arkonbey said...

It's interesting that Bob Knight must have no idea who The Decemberists are. I really like The Decemberists, but, they aren't exactly an arena-filling band. I mean, a show with more than a thousand people would be an unprecedented thing.

Plus, since they played another venue two weeks before Sen. Obama showed up, it shows how much of a draw he thinks The Decemberists are.

Plus: Decemberists = "Rock stars". How offensive!

Snab: I'm not sure if that would be cool or creepy.

Dean Wormer said...


How about movie stars? Were there any movie stars?

There HAS to be a reason for his popularity.


You joke, but I'm working on the cloning technology as I type this.

KC & The Sunshine Band don't play venues that small. 100k people or nothing for them. They usually choose nothing.


Well, I wasn't talking about you specifically...


Yeah, that's the other thing. Great band but not exactly stadium fillers.

Jess Wundrun said...

Look, 75,000 people would show up to see McCain but they are all stuck on the freeway at 15 mph trying to figure out why everyone's left blinker is on.

And Liberace is dead so who the hell is going to be McCain's warmup band anyway?

Dean Wormer said...



They could show videos of Lawrence Welk before hand.