Holy Jerry’s finger! The Dead are playing the Mid-Atlantic Ball on Inauguration night. Previously, they’d played an Obama fund raiser at Penn State in September. What a long strange trip, etc.
And if that isn’t a head spin, Patti LaBelle is the headliner for the Bi-Partisan Dinner at the Hilton Washington which honors Senator John McCain. McCranky shaking his tail feathers to "Lady Marmalade" as Crispy sings the chorus in to his ear….Oh ye ancients of days, banish that image from the mind of the nation!
Other acts for the States Inaugural Balls include Maroon 5 and James Gerard Orchestra at the Vice President Biden Home States Ball, and Sheryl Crow and the Fabulous Motown Revue performing at Midwestern Ball.
James Taylor and Liquid Pleasure with Kenny Mann play the Eastern Ball, while at the Western Ball, Marc Anthony and Party on the Moon provide the entertainment. The Southern Ball offers the Derek Trucks Band with Susan Tedeschi and the Wil Gravatt Band. And at the President Obama Home States Ball, it’s Common, Jack Johnson and the Don Cagen Orchestra.
But the Dead? The Dead!? Pass the dust, I think I’m Bowie.