color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: MTV Concert for Veterans in NYC

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MTV Concert for Veterans in NYC

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Free Tickets for the MTV Concert for Veterans in NYC

Week of October 20, 2008

On Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., MTV will host a concert for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan at the Nokia Theater in Times Square, New York City. Admission is free, but not guaranteed. If you get a ticket, you will be allowed to bring one guest. Please fill out the form below no later than Thursday, Oct.16 at 6 p.m. to request tickets. Performances and tributes from from 50 Cent, Ludacris, Saving Abel, Kanye West, Kid Rock, Fall Out Boy, Angels and Airwaves, Juanes, Taylor Swift, Nelly, Beyonce, Seth Green, Elizabeth Banks and others. Get Your Tickets Now.

Of course, I'm HIGHLY dubious of motives here. While the concert is being billed as an effort to be sure veterans legislation and benefits remain in the forefront in the election (I am all for that), many of the characters performing and affiliated with this effort (MTV and Cnn (not exactly bastions of supporting our military), Kanye West, Nelly, etc.) are huge supporters and fund raisers for the Obama campaign... and this is playing 2 weeks before the election rather than say, on Veterans Day? Just sayin' it probably won't be fair and balanced.

The concert (which will apparently feature more taped performances than live) will be broadcast on October 24th and there is an online webcast as well. Details HERE.

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