There’s a great point here to be made for future political campaigns: If you’re going to have a band perform some 11th hour concerts in support of your candidate, make sure the internet loves that band like it does Arcade Fire. Because while most blogs and music news sites want to steer clear of endorsing a particular political candidate either expressly or via peripheral coverage … if Arcade Fire covers Bowie and Lennon at a rock for Barack show in Ohio we are powerless as mere bloggers to resist the post. As they did on Saturday, Win & Co. played two sets last night in Cleveland to accommodate the swell of Obama/Fire fans. Stereogum reader Logan was there and delivers us this photo and the setlist, while some other youngster passionate about politics and/or seeing Arcade Fire live delivers the YouTube.
Logan’s setlist for the first show:
01 “Heroes” (David Bowie cover)
03 “Gimme Some Truth” (John Lennon cover)
04 “No Cars Go”
05 “Neighborhood (Powerout)”
06 “Rebellion (Lies)”
08 “Change is Gonna Come” (Sam Cooke cover)
And here Arcade Fire deliver inspiration ala Bowie:
We’ll update with “Some Truth” if we find it.