BaRock and Roll
The Monterey Fairgrounds hosted a gathering of Obama supporters in music and poetry form in hopes of a final push towards victory.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
After a whole afternoon of inclement weather, a steady downpour of rain caused a premature end to the BaRock the Peninsula concert at the Monterey Fairgrounds. A little after 8pm, Christine Sandin, the producer of the all day event to rally the people for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, told ticket holders that the headlining act the Wailers would be unable to perform at the event due to the wet weather. She informed those in attendance that everyone with tickets could attend a makeup concert by the legendary reggae act that would be scheduled at a later date. Earlier in the day, Congressman Sam Farr got the crowd of local Democrats whipped up with a high school pep rally like chant. He repeatedly shouted: "Are you fired up? Ready to go?" He also said that "I have never seen the stars better aligned" for a Democratic victory in the Presidential election to a shower of applause. Following Farr's speech on the Monterey Fairground's Garden Stage, eight-piece San Francisco funk rock band Forrest Day finally got a sizeable number of the approximately 150 people nearby dancing and clapping with their Cake meets Sublime sound after other acts like the energetic Tornado Rider played to a group of about 30 mostly inert onlookers at the start of the event.