Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday in Portland

I just got back from a Great Big Sea concert in Portland, ME, where we had a memorable election-related moment.

Before the show, a few women broke out their Newfoundland flags and waved them around to general applause. Then, more Newfoundland flags appeared all around the auditorium — at least half a dozen in all. Everyone clapped and cheered.

As the applause died down, someone produced an Obama/Biden yard sign (he carries it around with him?) and unfurled it to even greater applause. There were a couple of boos here and there, but the cheers and whistles easily overwhelmed them. And this was not a particularly young audience.

I guess it's true: Maine is blue.

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