This year? Not so much. There wasn't a new song in the bunch, and even the old ones had been revamped to be extra political. He even went so far as to interrupt the performance with a slide show on a sheet about the war while singing a song to the tune of the Grinch about Bush. If I wanted to tune into to some liberal political rants, I'd be home reading LJ (ba-dum-dum), not out at a live show expecting to be entertained. My boyfriend said even though he agrees with the politics of the message, one political soapbox song per show is enough, but there were three or four in a row like this. Slow, boring, exhausting songs. I honestly wouldn't have been surprised if he made a hanging chad reference.
It made me so sad to see this once clever and innovative performer just standing on stage spouting out last night's Daily Show, and worse that I had told all my friends who paid money to see it that they would have fun and see something different. What I was hoping to be a fun Christmas Season Opener was just a big letodown. Good thing I went to the Bahamas the next morning. Details on that to come.