A gorgeous night, an intimate setting and James Taylor; not a bad way to go if you were one of the 900 ticket holders at Greenfield Park Amphitheater Tuesday night for a concert with a mission. People waited in a long line just to get seats for his concert. 900 seats were available, and those without a ticket had to watch from the other side of a fence. It was standing room only as people packed into the amphitheater to listen to James Taylor sing and hear his political views. “It's been a long time since we've felt good about the way things are running in Washington,” said Taylor. Taylor has made 5 stops in North Carolina in 3 days. It is a battle ground state which is one of the reasons Taylor felt it was important to give free concerts to encourage people to vote, and to support Obama's campaign of change. "I'm hopeful that it will help energize people who are Obama supports to vote and everybody should vote, it's their patriotic duty,” said Leo Warshauer, an Obama supporter. Not everybody was there for politics. Stewart Pitman, a McCain supporter, said, "I'm actually here for the music. I'm not here to support Obama, I'm a Republican and I'm voting for McCain.” Despite political differences people seemed to enjoy the concert and no one seemed to mind waiting in lines or parking far away. Police said no one complained or caused any problems; they just listened to the music.
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