Last night in Denver at the Pepsi Center, “dozens” of concert attendees walked out of a Pearl Jam concert, supposedly because Eddie Vedder was critical of Bush.
InstaPundit, always up for making mountains out of molehills, states “Eddie Vedder, meanwhile, is finding that anti-Bush theatrics turn off fans”.
A few points:
- “Dozens of fans” walked out of a venue that holds 20,000 people. Let’s say, for arguments sake, that those dozen(s) were, 5 dozen. 60 people. Now let’s assume that the Pearl Jam concert didn’t sell out, making attendance somewhere around 15,000. Maybe InstaPundit would be more accurate in saying “Eddie Vedder finds out anti-Bush theatrics turn off 0.025% of fans in attendance.” Then again, we all know that Glenn is not the biggest stickler for accuracy.
- Interesting that they chose to “walk out” during the encore. Guess they weren’t that turned off.
UPDATE: Looks like Pearl Jam are making pretty much the same point.