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Friday, February 17, 2012

The Head and the Heart Will Perform for the President This Afternoon

Posted by on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

President Obama is in town today, visiting the Boeing Factory in Everett, and this afternoon he'll attend a lunch at the Bellevue Westin where Seattle's own the Head and the Heart will perform for him. If you have $1,000, you can be there, too!


The minimum required to get in the door is $1,000. For just $4,000 more, you can have your picture taken with the President at a photo reception. For a grand total of $6,000, you can get into the photo reception with a friend.

Or, for $10,000, you can buy up a table at the event.

I sure hope the sound quality is okay.




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I thought it was going to be Kenny G.
Posted by fuznotfuz on February 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM · Report this
When I found this story from a link that stated that "Seattle's worst export in years" would be playing for President Obama, I naturally assumed Kenny G. Guess I was wrong.
Posted by fuznotfuz on February 17, 2012 at 11:12 AM · Report this
geoff teardrop 3
Posted by geoff teardrop on February 17, 2012 at 11:13 AM · Report this
matt 4
God I hope their monitor mix is decent or, you know, look out!
Posted by matt on February 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Should have got the Spits to play.
Posted by John Stamos on February 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Russell better keep that temper under control. The Secret Service probably won't be as understanding as Doug Krebs.
Posted by Mr. Happy Sunshine on February 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 7
Give those kids a break. Good for them, it's not like they're Chris Brown.
Posted by Max Solomon on February 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM · Report this
They're not as bad as Fences.
Posted by kathy. on February 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM · Report this
@7 He's just like chris brown! Except the music isnt as good.
Posted by Ian Splian on February 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Simone 10
Jon Russell better stay away from the sound guy and the booze.
Posted by Simone on February 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM · Report this
cosby 11
Future headline: Neo-conservative plot to torture president with tired folk music foiled by heroic soundman.
Posted by cosby on February 17, 2012 at 11:44 AM · Report this
Dade 12
Well I think they're generally nice people, and their record is charming. Haters gonna hate and such.
Posted by Dade on February 17, 2012 at 11:45 AM · Report this
Posted by kittenalarm on February 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Jon Russel is a lovely human. I don't know how you all fit your high horses through the door everyday. Though this whole fundraiser thing makes me weary. As if there wasn't a lack of direct-democracy already, it would be nice to have a venue for poor people to go and tell Obama to shut down Gitmo through a cheesy smile while you pose with him. That was a horrible sentence.
Posted by lindsaybee on February 17, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
As much as I have wanted to throttle a few sound people, I have to say that once you start physically attacking people for things that ultimately don't matter, you are officially a piece of shit.

Every generation gets the easy-listening music it deserves.
Posted by Chris Jury on February 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Sure, no one should do that. But people are incredibly quick to judge. Not all actions being equal, most people have done something the general public considers morally reprehensible to some degree. You just don't have it broadcast over the SLOG because you don't live under media scrutiny. Plus, didn't this happen a long fucking time ago?
Posted by lindsaybee on February 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM · Report this
Megan Seling 17
@16 Six months is not a "long fucking time ago."
Posted by Megan Seling on February 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 18
Their aural atrocities continue to this day!
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus on February 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM · Report this
Not Yanni?
Posted by K X One on February 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this
What a bunch of sour grapes. "I'm never going to be known outside this crap city so I don't want anyone else to either".
Posted by tacomagirl on February 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
You guys are ridiculous. Krebs seems like a little bitch complaining on his little blog. I'm assuming most of you weren't there to witness the situation at Tractor and you're all probably just jealous that your stupid band sucks.

Jon is also playing a benefit show for Planned Parenthood tonight at Conor Byrne. WHAT A MONSTER.…

People get in fights every night at bars. Who cares! Get over it!
Posted by ok ok ok on February 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM · Report this
3rd rate president = 3rd rate band.

When asked Springsteen said, "Uh hey man, sorry, I got a thing, maybe later ya know..."
Posted by delbert on February 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM · Report this
@1, They are the folk music version of Kenny G

@5, You're damn right.
Posted by neo-realist on February 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM · Report this
LEE. 24
There sure are a lot of opinions being flung around here.
Posted by LEE. on February 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
Andrew Chapman 25
I think it is deplorable that one of the members assulted the sound guy. I really don't see what is wrong with them playing the luncheon though. I would rather they play it then say Pickwick. Virgin Islands though would have been brilliant. Black Breath would have been killer though.
Posted by Andrew Chapman on February 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM · Report this
Six months is not a "long fucking time ago."

Especially when the Stranger keeps harping about it like the guy was John Wayne Gacy or something.

Looks like that other "Seattle's worst export in years" link on SLOG got pulled. At least somebody there wasn't so god damned petty.
Posted by tkc on February 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM · Report this
Jesus, they ARE really nice folks.
Posted by mhulot on February 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM · Report this
Bollo 28
@14 It's fine that they played the fundraiser but that guy is still a dick.

And I only ride my high horse outside.
Posted by Bollo on February 17, 2012 at 6:20 PM · Report this

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