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  • America Votes

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    Tuesday, March 02, 2004

    A rockin' time 

    The Southern-fried sounds of Boyd Tinsley, violinist for the Dave Matthews Band, and South Carolina rockers Hootie and the Blowfish were opening acts for John Edwards in Macon, Ga.

    The musicians' popularity drew people who perhaps wouldn't normally attend a political rally. The crowd ranged from a group of students to senior citizens, from elected officials to young business owners.

    However, one man, Jesse Espinoza, 23, who drove with a friend to see the bands and take in some politics, said the two felt a little out of place in casual T-shirts, shorts and sandals in a crowd where many wore a coat and tie.

    "It's a little different than the rock concerts that I've been to before," he said.

    - Maggie Large, Macon Telegraph

    posted by Val at 12:38 PM



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