Skip to comments.Pretty Sure We Are Now Witness To Political Hair Rock Meets Grunge Moment
Posted on 09/05/2012 10:53:46 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
I think what has happened today with the Obama campaign moving their highly and arrogantly touted downsized Thursday acceptance speech from a football stadium ready for 65,000 people down to an arena able to fit less than 20,000 due to stage size and other platforms on the floor, is easily the DNC's hair rock moment.
This is a moment where bands like Def Leppard, Warrant, RATT, Cinderella, Whitesnake,Extreme, Slaughter, Great White,White Lion, Dokken, and others were put on notice that a huge shift had taken place and that shift was called "grunge rock". It's as if Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam just walked into Charlotte, N.C. and said..."You might have had the ability to play this place 4 years ago but you aren't headliners any longer...we are...ya gotta go."
We are witnessing a shift today.
Those old bands like Def Leppard which in context back in 1991-92 could say hey 4 years ago we were selling out stadiums on our own with no opening act needed! Now the Democrats like Def Leppard today have to bring out a few old acts to bring extra people to fill the seats to just get a variety of people to hear them.
Jimmy Carter? Impeached Former President Bill Clinton?
It's like Def Leppard a band who sold 80 million records worldwide bringing Gary Glitter (pedophile) on the bill with them and Great White (See: Station House Nightclub Fire). Both of them are pretty toxic historically and yet stand for various reasons as still accepted by their peers in music and politics.
Obama in 2008 was what Def Leppard was in 1987-88 with Hysteria. Huge. Bigger than huge.
Now Obama has been told by his agent, his manager, and the tour promoter that they can't even give the seats away and it's time to break out the excuses. The more "intimate" evening experience. Obama is going acoustic basically which is what a lot of hair rock bands did towards the end of their run.
Obama is done...and he knows it. His people know it.
One of the greatest quotes in rock history came from the late Jani Lane of Warrant when asked when was it he knew his career was in trouble and he said "I walked into my label's office and where our "Cherry Pie" album cover hung on the wall in the entrance just 12 months before was replaced by an Alice In Chains cover for their new record...I knew everything had changed and we were done."
Obama is no longer a stadium draw. He is down to an arena act and next it will be playing host to crowds at theaters and county parks and fairgrounds.
When you have to trot out one of the worst rated Presidents in all of history in Carter and Bill Clinton...an impeached and disbarred former President...you are out of ideas..and you are swimming with scum who sold this country out numerous times during their own terms.
Barry sees the writing on the wall. He knows North Carolina ain't in his column this time around and he knows he probably has lost Virginia as well.
Get ready folks...Romney is about to dump a whole lot of money into TV ads and other campaign blitzes starting next week. Money is one thing Obama had plenty of in 2008, the money isn't even close this time. Their supporters are much poorer than they were in 2008 and they have managed to piss off investors to the point of never trusting a word he says again.
Now let's see if the mainstream media turns on Obama like MTV did on hair rock in the early 90s.
So Obama is music diva that just don’t get it okay he is Mariah Carey type or Jennifer Lopez before she join American Idol right
That great LOL!
I wanna see it when they lower the big eighteen-inch stone “0” down from the rafters.
You know English is the primary language used on this forum right?
I can see Sandra Fluke prancing around it now.
Damn man, are we rock n roll and conservative brethren or what?! You nailed it. Its as if Chris Holmes thought the ride go forever because of Blackie Lawless, and then it all went to hell and they were looking for house painting work. There are so many hair metal congruencies to be had here, and you made me think about it. Jetboy, Winger...
I don't think he is even gonna carry Michigan, he ain't gonna be playin' any of the vaulted MI arenas (insert your name) anytime soon...
Grunge sucked (Oh whoa is me, FML, My daddy’s fault). Glam/hair metal WAY better. (Party, Chicks, etc.)
Not that they would publish it but you ought to submit it to Rolling Stone. Perfect fit.
Hey!!! Which one of you stole my FR DECODER RING. I can’t make heads or tails out of the TITLE.
Democrats rarely speak out against the Party members.
Recall that it took them SIXTEEN YEARS to finally vent against the Clintons when they posed a threat to the election of Barack Hussein Obama.
They will hold their tongues. They may stay home and not vote, or even vote Romney (or third, fourth, fifth party...), but when Obama loses, they will claim racism, religious superstition, and homophobia cost Barack a second term.
They won't speak out against his legacy until they find sufficient reason to through Barry under the bus.
This DNC will become known as the “Last Stand of the Baby Killers.”
Maybe Michelle will claim she has a little baby on the way.