Former Gov, and U.S. Denate hopeful Tim Kaine got to introduce The Boss.
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At an event that was a political rally and a concert, rock superstar Bruce Springsteen fired up the mostly pro-Obama crowd with acoustic versions of "No Surrender," "The Promised Land," a funny Obama campaign song he wrote, "We Take Care of Our Own," and "Thunder Road."
Democratic candidate for senate Tim Kaine introduced the Boss, saying "Thunder Road" by this "guy from New Jersey" was the best song he'd ever heard when he was a 17-year old kid growing up in the Midwest. Springsteen would sing the song for Kaine at the end of the show, and wish him good luck.
"I heard there was a good band playing in town tonight," Springsteen told the crowd before he began. His band plays the John Paul Jones Arena tonight.
At one point Springsteen did a pretty good imitation of Obama, telling a joke about how the President calls him every night, then sang a campaign song he made up, one that he said was difficult because it was hard to keep coming up with words that rhymed with Obama. Among other lines, there was "said I was going to vote for Obama, but Fox News told me he smokes marijuana."
A good time was had by all.