Update 8/13/12: Crosby, Stills, and Nash sing for Bradley Manning
Priti, with the Support Network, documents her experience tabling for Bradley Manning at a Crosby, Stills, and Nash concert. Nash wrote the song “Almost Gone” for Bradley, and prefaces his performance of it with an explanation of his support for WikiLeaks and the accused whistle-blower, encouraging listeners to do what the can for him.
We worked the Bradley Manning table at the Wichita, Kansas, Crosby, Stills and Nash concert tour, and were half-expecting a lame geezer-fest, but these guys have not lost any of their energy or edge (or even voice, which really surprised us). It was one of the best shows we’ve seen or heard in quite a while.
This was before the doors opened. The staff there were great — they gave us everything we needed. But toward the end of the concert, a security person told me (and she actually apologized for it!) that cameras weren’t allowed — so these photos are contraband! (They’d searched all attendees, but we had entered an hour before the main doors were opened, through a backstage door, and just looked around for someone to show us where to go.) As we anticipated, this was a crowd very receptive to our message, although there were a few calls to “Fry his ass!”
We collected 71 signatures by the end of the night.