I prefer my entertainers to entertain. Keep all the political crap to themselves. I want to hear/see 10th Avenue Freeeze Out and Yellow Ledbetter - keep your Obama campaign garbage to yourself Bruce and Eddie.
Political partisanship aside, I agree. I'm actually voting for Obama (okay, okay, take it to the poli board!
) but don't want to hear it at the concert, for EITHER SIDE, agree or disagree. That's why Madonna got booed last week in N.O.--then she tried to sugarcoat it by just saying to go vote.
Bruce doing an appearance FOR Obama? Fine, chat it up.
Bruce at a concert with folks paying $100 a ticket? Tell your regular stories (and the man DOES know how to do that!) and play your music, but leave the partisan politics backstage.
That being said, I have to hand it to him at Jazz Fest this year. I watched that set with two close friends who are NOT big Boss fans and are conservative Republicans. They were scared of hearing him go off on a political rant. He did nothing of the sort, and they left feeling like they saw one of the greatest sets by a performer they'd ever seen. This is what folks who judge his "raspy" singing don't understand--the man performs and communicates to a crowd like few can.
This post was edited on 11/5 at 3:35 pm