Then Sheryl Crow came out and she sure was Sheryl Crow I guess, except I honestly thought it was Shania Twain up until very recently. Sheria Twow, loyal to her name, spent the duet going between "real words" and "just sounds" at random, as if that were the correct thing to do. It quickly became clear that she did not even do the least that she could do, which is care enough to learn the words. The whole performance begged for a single rehearsal, or a desire to sing together from either of the two people singing, or Kid stopping mid-song to scream "MY NAME IS KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!
only to then go back into "What If Everyone Was Nice." That would have been insane.
Readers, up until Kid Rock And Guest's performance, the rally had been entertaining and understandable. This was the first time I stopped to wonder what the hell was going on. Kid's bizarrely panderous song felt like it was meant for the "flag-wearin', sign-wavin'" crowd everyone was there to "refudiate." Looking around, though, you could see that this was also a crowd of sign-wavers, however tongue-in-cheek the signs may be. While most were harmless ("THE PEOPLE BEHIND ME CAN'T SEE" and "DON'T YOU HATE PANTS?" come to mind), many went about rejecting childish sign-waving by waving childish signs. FYI, Tea Partiers: a lot of people seem to think you like balls in your mouth. And a "JUST BECAUSE I SPELL CORRECTLY DOESN'T MEAN I'M LIBERAL OR CONDESCENDING IT JUST MEANS I WENT TO COLLEGE" sign is still pretty condescending. When will they understand? We are all waving signs, readers. We are all reading waved signs.