Posted in music on August 23, 2008

John Kerry, Richard Lugar, Bono and Joe Biden
Biden and Bono

Hi-

A few points of clarification for Sunday's event (in response to this post)- not sure it matters this late in the game, but thought you should know:

1) There is a suggested donation of $20 that will go directly to Obama for America, but we will not be collecting donations at the door. There will be a tent/tables inside the venue where concert-goers can donate. Also, people can donate at any level.

2) We will have a list of people that donate $20 so that if they decide to give early in the day, they can come by the table at the end of the event to pick up their poster (so they don't have to carry it around).

3) As for those that donate beforehand, we are setting aside posters for them but because there is no guaranteed entrance (it's still a free, public show) we are encouraging everyone who donates early to make sure they arrive at an appropriate time to get inside the venue.

In addition, this is a completely grassroots-organized event (all volunteers). The campaign did not have any involvement.

Thanks,

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Comments (80)

Is that Obama, in the middle?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 6:53 PM

We need Ron Paul.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 6:57 PM

Vote Mccain!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 7:03 PM

Your American elections amuse me greatly.

Posted by Vladimir Putin | August 23, 2008 8:08 PM

^^Yeah me too....they're such a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 8:38 PM

fuck the world

Posted by Noam Chomsky | August 23, 2008 8:40 PM

LOL anonymous 7:03!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 9:07 PM

Barack "marriage is between one man and one woman" Obama can suck my cock.

Liberal my ass. This motherfucker might as well be a Republican.
I'm sitting this election out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 9:23 PM

marriage is bull shit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 9:32 PM

Could anyone who goes to the McCarren pool parties regularly give me an idea of what time I'd need to get there to get in? Thanks for any advice.

Posted by Janet | August 23, 2008 9:59 PM

ol at 'sitting this election out' you'd probably sit this election out if he ate pepperoni on his pizza. relax. just admit you're lazy. its impossible to agree with everything the candidate says. and it's pretty obvious he's only saying it so he doesn't come off as thew crazy radical liberal. i think he'd be easily swayed on the gay marriage front.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 9:59 PM

Vote Romney!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 10:22 PM

"marriage is between one man and one woman"

barrack is a gross politician just like all the others. it's merely a case of picking the lesser douchebag, really.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 11:20 PM

" it's merely a case of picking the lesser douchebag, really."


And that kind of thinking is why this country and the world for that matter is in the state it is in.

WAKE UP PEOPLE. The United States is a criminal government. Republican/Democrat=One in the same. The voting system is a fraud. Remember 2000? You are being consistently LIED to by your government through the CONTROLLED media.

Most Americans are medicated, distracted, fat and totally unaware.

WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE BEFORE WE ALL TURN INTO SHEEPLE.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2008 11:56 PM

^^^duh

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:44 AM

great. anonymous 11:56 for president.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:05 AM

VOTE NADER.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 1:54 AM

I suppose the reason someone sits down to write something is for a reason. We all have reasons. My reason is for you. For those of you who are my age, or slightly younger, and slightly older. Because I see you, wondering why it is you decide commit yourselves to the things that you do. Why you decide to make yourself the things that you are. I see you live in a social pool that’s shallow and apathetic. I see you exist in a political environment which resides on the basis of exposed, affected spontaneities and hidden existing norms. I see you, reside in your apartments and homes, equal with NYC skylines or next to train tracks pulling freight. And I wonder with you as to why it is exactly we might choose to make a real decision about the our world, about their world, and about our world.

I see your culture, and how it no longer deteriorates any longer for you to appreciate what it was you once had. We all now live in an environment with such omnipresence where the harshest accoutrement necessitated by adverse effects might be a sweater. Or an umbrella if you’re feeling so indisposed. Why not ask yourself why this now exists? Has this always been as thus? As the world grows larger, the scene gets larger, the market gets larger, the people increase, the money becomes a factor, the interest grows, the sight gets lost, and once where you found yourself in the middle of the most sublime and interesting fracas you could have possibly imageine, you know find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Where do are you calling home when you find this place?

Posted by Mike | August 24, 2008 2:04 AM

"Barack "marriage is between one man and one woman" Obama can suck my cock.

Liberal my ass. This motherfucker might as well be a Republican.
I'm sitting this election out."

if anyone is going to sit this election out, that's fine. but if you're going to complain afterwards, you can suck my cock.
for a president to lean to the radically left is dumb. at least bush's legacy will fade until jeb comes along, if obama is president.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 2:05 AM

who else is watching this USA basketball game??? 2 point game!? IT'S INSANE.


Kobe!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:51 AM

U-S-A

U-S-A

U-S-A!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 4:09 AM

Check this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIAxawgo7A

Mofo the maverick "On Rocks"

Posted by kj | August 24, 2008 4:55 AM

voting is for old people.

Posted by Sam c | August 24, 2008 4:57 AM

recession is for "all people"

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 6:51 AM

MIKE 2:04 AM FOR PRESIDENT

Posted by Joint statement by John McCain & Barack Obama | August 24, 2008 8:42 AM

I personally could not vote for a Obama considering he is Muslim.

Posted by Jihad | August 24, 2008 9:01 AM

brooklyn vegan & politics = midgets playing basketball

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:18 AM

Janet 9:59, if you're there by 1pm you should get in no problem before either of the openers, after that it's a matter of how many crazed, politically active Obama supporters show up. Oh, and Yo La Tengo fans.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:03 AM

mike 2:04 said nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:27 AM

Zappa for President.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:30 AM

Is anyone else a little creeped out that China won 5 gold medals in Shooting?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:32 AM

TIPPER FOR PRESIDENT!

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:48 AM

i want to impregnate you 9:18 am

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:36 AM

basically, i think marriage is the only important issue.
i am so happy we spend so much time telling middle american how much we hate gay people.

it's the only issue i care about. oh yeah and abortion.
no abortions and for sure no gay abortions

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:10 PM

How about a bunch of midgets sucking my cock?
Hot, right?

Posted by GWB | August 24, 2008 12:12 PM

"midgets playing basketball"

What's wrong with "midgets" playing basketball? Why are you prejudiced against little people?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:14 PM

Why are little people prejudiced against playing basketball well?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 12:23 PM

www.whatreallyhappened.com

Posted by Learn!!! | August 24, 2008 12:31 PM

i heart midget cock

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 2:21 PM

wtf is up w/Kerry's eyebrow?

Posted by dave | August 24, 2008 2:30 PM

MORE HATE IN '08

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:10 PM

I see this thread has brought out the official loonie bin in 12:31PM.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 3:27 PM

Gay people have as much of a right to be miserable as everybody else.

Posted by Chris Rock | August 24, 2008 4:50 PM

gay people -are- miserable (just like everyone else).

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 8:10 PM

The Obama fundraisers KILLED IT.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 8:55 PM

titus andronicus and yo la tengo fuckin slaughtered it

Posted by anon | August 24, 2008 9:33 PM

Well Titus Andronicus were only good when they joined YLT on stage.

Great show as always. The encore covers of "Bad Politics" and "When Eagles Dare" were great.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:42 PM

"Blue Line Swinger" was really great.

I stopped going to Yo La Tengo shows a few years ago, after seeing them a few dozen times in the 90s; they just kept playing their most boring material too long. Glad I caught the end of this one for "Blue Line Swinger." Then they did two predictable novelty covers and a lame song from 1997. Goodbye to a great venue.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:53 PM

set list, yo

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 9:55 PM

carl yastrzemski = getting well

mccarren pool parties = gone forever

fuck a marty markowitz with a rake

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:02 PM

Good news for Yaz.

Bad news for my rake.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:22 PM

WHERE IS THE SET LIST AT? HURRY UP

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 10:56 PM

I agree Blue Line Swinger would have been a great way to say goodbye to the pool and the encore songs sort of detracted from that. I was crying when they did that song, thats a funeral dirge far as Im concerned. Walked away a fan even though I wasnt before.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:05 PM

Titus Andronicus were awful. they can all go eat a big fat weenie. what a waste of time and space.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:41 PM

why did you mention marty markowitz? was he there?

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2008 11:52 PM

What time did Barack Obama go on?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:00 AM

titus andronicus were so good, fuck you guys. the first band on, whoever they were, were legitimately awful, go talk to them about sucking.

Titus Andronicus haters to the left okay.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:19 AM

'I stopped going to Yo La Tengo shows a few years ago, after seeing them a few dozen times in the 90s; they just kept playing their most boring material too long. Glad I caught the end of this one for "Blue Line Swinger." Then they did two predictable novelty covers and a lame song from 1997. Goodbye to a great venue.'

oh my god, shut up. you're just the worst kind of music fan ever. why did you even bother to go out today? you could have got your topshop mat and just left and let the rest of us enjoy yo la tengo, even with songs you don't like from 97 and predictable covers. maybe you should have gone over the set list with them before the show so they could play the perfect show for you. fuckin old people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 12:27 AM

titus andronicus can go fuck you, anon 12:19. they fucking suck and apparently so does your musical taste. yes the first act was awful, but not was horrible as titus andronicus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:00 AM

ha. yeah, titus andronicus can go eat poo for making me listen to their shite show. what a piece of crap set. their singer is fucking tone deaf. what a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:03 AM

NO ONE CARES if you thought a band "killed it" or "fucking sucked". why's it so rare for any anonymous fuck on this site to elaborate or even briefly state exactly what about a show left them convinced a band is worthy of eating a big fat weenie or if you're really passionate, poo? (how cute) but then, using bathroom humor to articulate strong thoughts on a performance probably means asking for actual opinions on musical aesthetics = a tall order. and obviously no one cares about this post either but stilllll

Posted by an insomniac | August 25, 2008 3:29 AM

i agree.i ope noone here actually listens to 'band A sucks!' on here because half the time it's people who didn't go to the concert in question or haven't heard a single song by the band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 6:28 AM

@Anon6:53 at the very top of this thread - No one else called you out on this so I will...your comment was totally ignorant.

Posted by blackhat | August 25, 2008 7:50 AM

Obama is a fucking con man and you're all tools, the ones falling for his BS, that is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:05 AM

you have to question the sanity of some commentators, at the very least, after reading some of these posts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:20 AM

"Obama is a fucking con man and you're all tools, the ones falling for his BS, that is."

McCain is on the level though? right? I'll take the intelligent smooth con man over the stupid ancient grandpa money bags con man.... thank you very much.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:47 AM

"McCain is on the level though? right? I'll take the intelligent smooth con man over the stupid ancient grandpa money bags con man.... thank you very much."

You'll take him, but, thankfully, most people come Nov will not.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 9:56 AM

Yo La Tengo? More like No La Tengo!

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 25, 2008 9:58 AM

"You'll take him, but, thankfully, most people come Nov will not."

then I hope all of those people's kids get sent to war and they all lose their jobs. That would be what they deserve for voting for a war mongering fat cat corporate shill.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 10:04 AM

i don't get people. i know it's not cool to like what lots of other people like but in terms of politics. ARE YOU SERIOUS? like would you really rather have mccain for four years than obama? you've got to be kidding me. what is mccain going to do for you? it's almost like your dislike for obama is blinding you from seeing mccain is not at all worthy of the presidency.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 10:51 AM

fortunately, most of the commenters here are not old enough to vote yet.

Posted by jp | August 25, 2008 11:08 AM

these are the reasons people would vote for McCain:
-They are rich and don't feel they deserve to pay more taxes
-They are one of those dumbass "never forget 9/11" bumper-sticker people and they are dumb enough to fall for the Guiliani/Bush/McCain fear propaganda
-they hate black people
-They hate intellectuals and all that stuff that goes with hating intellectuals (loving Jesus, guns, not believing in evolution, etc.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 11:11 AM

"then I hope all of those people's kids get sent to war and they all lose their jobs. That would be what they deserve for voting for a war mongering fat cat corporate shill."

Bahahhaha! You're seriously an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 11:14 AM

11:11 - You, and people who think like you regarding the ignorance you've expressed in your post, are the reason the Dems will no doubt lose in Nov. Keep up the good work :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 11:16 AM

People! Can we please just get the yo la tengo setlist?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 11:22 AM

WORD, jp

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:48 PM

wordddddd insomniac. bv commenters can wrap up all feelings about an act in a vague apathetic one-liner.. but preach the shit out of their borrowed political views? on a MUSIC - BLOG? and in such an organized fashion too. niiiice 11:11. instead of posting that mind blowing post at that time you should have wished for a personality.

idk where all this is coming from, but you guys know how it is.


yes you do.

Posted by reli bored | August 25, 2008 3:05 PM

Michello Obama gots a well STUPID ONION, ya heard?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 3:12 PM

i don't get people. i know it's not cool to like what lots of other people like but in terms of politics. ARE YOU SERIOUS? like would you really rather have obama for four years than mccain? you've got to be kidding me. what is obama going to do for you? it's almost like your dislike for mccain is blinding you from seeing obama is not at all worthy of the presidency.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2008 10:57 PM

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