The Gekkos are just back from a long weekend in Nashville.
While we were there, we caught some free concerts in Centennial Park. As I looked around the crowd and the parking lot, I could tell that Obama would probably take the free concert goer demographic by a 80-20 margin.
Prior to us going to the show, I watched this video.............
Between sets, I was really tempted to jump up on the stage and give this speech.
For all you who believe that corporate profits are bad, let me ask you some questions......
1) These "free" concerts are only free to you but they are hardly free to who puts them on. Where do you think the money comes from to put these shows on? Who pays for the stage? the electricity? the park space?
You may think that the money comes from sponsors such as Gibson guitars; which it does. But where the hell does Gibson get the money to fund their sponsorship. That's right......profit. Or as most of you view it......Satan's nectar.
What about the instruments these guys play. How many musicians could make these instruments on their own? But without a profit motivation, why would anyone have the incentive to build these instruments.
In fact, without a profit motivation who would build this band stage? or wire the electricity? Or build those Prius's you're so proud of placing your Obama bumper stickers on? For that matter, who would make Obama bumper stickers if they had to do it for free?
By the way, while all of you are tweeting about the Nazi on stage bragging about profits, do you think Steve Jobs built all those iphones out of some sense of altruism?
So while all you freeloaders come to these "free" shows, how about showing some fucking appreciation for those people who use their profits so you can enjoy them.