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Wed May 15, 2019, 08:57 AM

Huge music festival happening this weekend in Alabama

The Hangout Music Fest, featuring artists like Cardi B, Vampire Weekend and others.

I would hope at least some of the bands there call out Alabama for their new abortion ban (probably too late to get out of contracts for this weekend) and vow not to play there again until the ban is repealed.

https://seatgeek.com/tba/festivals/hangout-music-festival-lineup-tickets/

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Reply Huge music festival happening this weekend in Alabama (Original post)
NewJeffCT May 2019 OP
WhiskeyGrinder May 2019 #1
NewJeffCT May 2019 #3
hlthe2b May 2019 #2
NewJeffCT May 2019 #4
superpatriotman May 2019 #5
panader0 May 2019 #6
NewJeffCT May 2019 #7
panader0 May 2019 #8
LonePirate May 2019 #9
maxsolomon May 2019 #10
NewJeffCT May 2019 #11
maxsolomon May 2019 #13
librechik May 2019 #12

Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:00 AM

1. I hope that you donated to the Yellowhammer Fund, which helps people who need abortions access them

in Alabama.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #1)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. never heard of it

but, I'll look it up.

pressure from businesses, athletes and musicians helped in Indiana, so hopefully it can help in Alabama as well.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:17 AM

2. Why would they not cancel or at least boycott?

Screw Alabama. Sorry, Alabamans, but you have to take responsibility for your own elected officials. They weren't put there by God, no matter what they say.

And yes, Colorado went through this with the infamous Prop 43--that resulted in statewide boycotts. Though Denver and other more liberal parts of the state did not support it, we all suffered the consequences until our own Supreme Court struck it down and more importantly, we organized to get rid of the a'holes who brought it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:19 AM

4. I'm guessing that it's likely too late to get out of the contracts

they signed to play there.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

5. +1

Itís time the constituency share some blame for the ridiculous policies and laws set forth in their name.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:36 AM

6. Cardi B, Vampire Weekend?----man, I'm getting old.....

I hope many others come to protest this latest BS assault on women's rights.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:39 AM

7. Cardi B

is a rapper, I believe. She's been well known for several years and made news last year with her stomping Tomi Lahren in a twitter war.

Vampire Weekend is a big alternative band - their new album released this past week is the year's #1 seller already. I only know them because a lot of my daughter's friends like them (she's a high school junior)

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:45 AM

8. My kids are grown and gone now. I've lost my connection to what's going on.

They used to keep me informed.
I'll stick to the blues.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #6)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:47 AM

9. Vampire Weekend has the #1 album in the country this week. It's their third album to hit #1.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 10:56 AM

10. their voices won't change anything

boycotts won't change anything.

the white men who voted for this DGAF if AL suffers economically as a result. they'd be happy to turn the clock back 150 years, let alone 50.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #10)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:11 AM

11. it worked in Arizona and Indiana

public pressure led to Indiana adopting an amendment to protect LGBTQ persons, and the threat of boycotts meant RW governor Jan Brewer did not sign a similar law in Arizona.

In both cases, it was high profile business leaders and celebrities speaking out

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #11)

Wed May 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

13. LGBTQ Rights is not Abortion

Abortion is THE binary issue that many Repubs base their party allegiance on (for instance, several of my cousins).

This is their moment, a culmination of 30 years of death-by-a-1000-cuts legislative action in the states, and they're seizing it. They believe the SCOTUS is now aligned to overturn. It's a pretty good bet.

Cardi B telling old white men she won't come back to AL? They'll be overjoyed.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 11:15 AM

12. I hope the musicians boycott. n/t

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