Nothing like a little party to make ya wanna vote early…right? With Ohio adopting a rule that allows early voting, Obama’s campaign was in full swing to get ahead of the November 4th election day as much as possible. With a entourage of team leaders, t-shirts and buttons for sale (only $25 and $1 each!), a couple of alternative rock bands from the Cincinnati area, an impressive video of Hollywood actors asking us “NOT” to vote (oh wait…they were being facetious?) and one Hollywood starlet in tow, Obama put on his game face and made like a rock star. And it was cool…but I gotta wonder…does Obama really know who “The Breeders” or “The Natural” are? Probably not. Either way, I got to see a band that produced my favorite album of 2007 (The National’s “Boxer”) and Princess Amadala! Yahoo! Here are some pictures from the event!
And that’s it? No picture of me with Natalie or jammin’ with the bands? Nah. But I DID stand near Natalie’s grandmother, and she kinda pointed at me (even though she was pointing at her grandmother who was right behind me). So THAT was kinda cool. And the band played quite a few of my favorite songs (“Fake Empire“, “Slow Show”), even if they aren’t the most exciting band to watch (lead singer Matt Berninger kinda slaps his thigh a lot and the rest of the guys stand around and mumble into the mic). After the show, Newman and I hit the Rockbottom Brewery for some pumpkin ale and nachos. Hey man…it’s what we do in the ‘Nati!