If the line-up for Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s January inauguration concert is any indication, the next Speaker of the House should have run with the Green Party: While the usual AARP-ready balladeers will be on hand (Tony Bennett, Carole King), the evening’s house band will include members of such stoner stalwarts as the Grateful Dead, Phish, and, ahem, Bruce Hornsby & the Range (come on, what did you think “Mandolin Rain” was really about?):
Please Join The House Democratic Leadership & The House Democratic Caucus For a Celebration Concert Honoring Speaker Nancy Pelosi
With Special Musical Performances by Tony Bennett, Carole King, Wyclef Jean And Your House Band Featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, Mike Gordon, and Special Guests
If you want to see the show–Lord knows the idea of watching Wyclef and Bennett singing “Terrapin Station” is hard to resist–it’ll cost you a cool $1,000. But we’re guessing that if you stand outside with one finger in the air and a sign that says “Will trade viable immigration-reform plan 4 ticket,” you might be able to get in.
DCCC Celebration Concert [DCCC.org]