In July, Al Gore will present a multi-city, environment-focused concert series, tentatively titled the B.O.R.D.E. Festival. And now, two of his colleagues in Congress are lobbying that the D.C. portion of the show be held on the grounds of the Capitol: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have put forth a resolution that would allow the show to be staged in the same place where Mark Russell recorded some of his first demos:
Gore and other promoters had hoped to stage the nighttime event on the Mall but have been unable to secure a permit from the National Park Service. Gore called Reid to request his help, according to the senator’s spokesman, Jim Manley.
“Senator Reid is hopeful we can get this resolution passed as quickly as possible,” Manley said last night. “After all, no one likes a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert better than Senator Harry Reid.”
The senator’s spokesman paused before adding, “No, really–put on Mother’s Milkor some ‘Yertle the Turtle,’ and he’ll introduce vote for anything. How do you think that Balanced Budget Amendment got through?”
Gore’s Live Earth Concert May Be Staged at Capitol [Washingtonpost.com]