Would you show up if someone offered you Free Beer, Pizza, Bratwurst, and a Concert. In Berlin, Germany, it was courtesy of Barack Obama on July 24, 2008.
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“Unmentioned in national reporting was the fact that Obama was preceded by a rare, 45-minute free concert by actual rock stars The Decemberists. The Portland-based band has drawn rave reviews from Rolling Stone magazine, which gave their 2005 album Picaresque four and a half stars (out of five), and another four and a half stars for 2007’s The Crane Wife. “ Free Concert by Popular Band Preceded Obama’s Big Rally at http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/robert-knight/2008/05/20/free-concert-popular-band-preceded-obama-s-big-rally.
“While we appreciate the Obama Campaign’s hospitality, on behalf of furthering US international relations, offering free bratwurst, pizza and even beer for three hours during the free rock concert, we question whether or not the monies might have been better spent here on financially strapped US citizens.” Just Say No Deal official statement http://www.enflyer.com/app/file_root/12392/EnFlyers/52242.html.