Hipsters Against the War (multimedia)
There's a lightbulb joke for hipsters:
Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: WHAT? You don't KNOW!?
Obnoxious, exclusive, and disaffected -- or so goes the stereotype. But not last night.
Moby, Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Bright Eyes, Peaches, Devendra Banhart, Steve Earle, Fischerspooner, Cindy Sheehan, Margaret Cho (warbly x-rated audio in upper right-hand corner), Susan Sarandon, a couple of Iraq War vets, an Iraqi pharmacist, and a whole mess of hipsters descended on the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan to rally around one simple message: Bring the Troops Home Now.
Monday night's Bring Em Home Now concert was a huge success, bringing much-needed energy to anti-war folks as the war enters its third year. Darryl McDaniels (The name's McDANiels, not McDONald's/the rhymes are mine and the burgers are RONald's) of Run DMC even unveiled a postage stamp for chrissakes. Legal tender too. You can get them HERE (proceeds go to: Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Veterans for Peace).
Margaret Cho warmed up the audience with her off-color pokes at Bush and his fellow travelers...