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Friday, February 8, 2008

Music from the Barack Obama Rally

posted by on February 8 at 12:35 PM

A few friends are at KeyArena right now with thousands of other Obama supporters (Mayor Nickels just announed there was 18,000 inside with 3,000 more outside), and with another half an hour or so before Mr. Obama starts to speak, this is apparently what they’re having to listen to (I’m guessing on the artists in some cases, they could be covers of the originals, for all I know):

“Celebration” by Kool & the Gang

“Change the World” by Eric Clapton

“Only in America” by Brooks and Dunn (?)

“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” by McFadden & Whitehead

And now, Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam is also there and they’re now showing the video for the song “Fired Up, Ready to Go,” which is one of Obama’s campaign songs. The video was filmed here in Seattle.

(Thanks to Matt and Robby for the info.)

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I was at the rally. The guy singing "Fired Up, Ready to Go" was my high school band teacher. It was one of the most random and surreal experiences I've had in a long, long time.

Posted by obamatron | February 13, 2008 1:40 AM

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