Rock Legends to Play Obama Fundraiser
The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has just announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons. Additionally, the show will be a very large voter outreach opportunity for the Pennsylvania Obama campaign, which has already built the largest volunteer-based campaign in Pennsylvania’s history. The campaign has more than 70 field offices and thousands of volunteers preparing for an unprecedented Get Out the Vote operation. There are now more than 1 million more Democrats in the state than Republicans, an increase of 500,000 since 2004.
Tickets will be available at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 19, and are $50 for the general public and $30 for University Park students with a Pennsylvania State University ID. More ticket information is available online at:
WHO: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti
WHAT: Concert Fundraiser
WHERE: Bryce Jordan Center, Pennsylvania State University State College, PA
WHEN: Monday, October 13, 2008 - Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT
1 - I, too, am a squicked by the Dead supporting a particular candidate.
2 - The individual artists supporting Obama under their own names bothers me much less. Overall, lending your personal celebrity to causes you believe in is responsible stewardship, and I admire that.
3 - "Rock the Vote" falls into a different category for me - encouraging people to participate in the political system for whatever candidate their hearts desire is different from endorsing a particular candidate, imo.
All you had to do was look at what the psychedelic age stood for to understand. It was not in favor of war, greed, killing, environmental destruction or raping the treasury to line of the pockets of the wealthiest 1%. Ever wonder why they encouraged taping and sharing: because it helped to SELL more product. Ever see the statistics on Repug versus Dem effects on the economy. If you were a Repub redneck for the Dead, you just weren't paying attention to the lyrics or anything else surrounding the culture. The Dead might have come from Repub parents, but they were surely liberals and more progressive than most Dems.
Jeez how could all of the rednecks here be so out of it. Did you eat too many doses? The Dead always stood for progressive capitalism. To counter you Repugs, none of us who are progressive believe in Soviet/Chinese/Suban style communism or socialism. We own businesses, make money and believe peace and justice should prevail over greed. What were the rednecks thinking?!?!
Ever see the "Ed Meese is a pig!" shirts @ shows in the 80s; what about the "no war for big oil" signs in the early 90s? What about all of the impeach Bush @ derivative shows lately?
Be the change you would like to see! Peace....
Hal you are right I should not sterotype. However, it is easy when there has not been a good president or congress for at least 60 years and maybe further back. I just can't bring myself to support either candidate because if something happens such as war or anything I dont want the blood on my hands. I could not live with myself. I will support candidates who are strong enough to stand up to what they truly believe in. Legalization and hemp are my 2 most important issues and the only party who believes in that are the Libertarians so that is how I will vote.
Peace to all of you and everyone have a great time. I hope to see you all in the spring for an actual tour.
Tix went on sale @ noon eastern time.....AAARRRRGGGHHH....I'm in....WOOOHOOOFlyin' in from LA....could only get 1 ticket....they're goin' fast
Gone are the days we stopped to decide........where we should go......we just ride.
Got 2 on the floor!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
I'm gonna take my wife - she has NO idea, yet. I'm in the process of making plans to leave the kids w/ my folks. She's gonna be PUMPED!
"Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
Got my tickets, and am having my tie-dyes laundered. This should be a good one.
I do like ya, pal, but my very special guest has already been advised.
Maybe I'll catch up with you out there in The Zone sometime, though.
Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
it was around with the end of the archive soundboards downloads and of downloads of tapers section.
Tom - I have met many politicians and know they are not the same. Many if not most are constrained by this system to do what they would ultimately like to see done. If they did, they would lose elections. That is a democracy. Kind of stinks, I agree. But I think there are degrees and shades and many are attempting to do the best they can. But I am more involved in local politics and not national as often and really don't get involved in the media circus on tv etc. I just really don't like stereotyping of any kind, it is unfair.
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
but i was reading all these posts about raising taxes and does anyone know if we can write these tix off on taxes
to all of you ticket holders, no matter your per sway tion.... have fun at the show!
thanks mr p, but i can't make it : )
now about the west coast FUN raiser... let's say in arizona? i'm' waitin for tickets!!!