Friday, October 29, 2010

Crow, The Roots to perform at D.C. rally

Posted By on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:28 AM

There's been a lot of buzz about the Washington D.C. rally that's taking place this weekend — Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive.

A lot of people have wondered what's going to happen. Now, the Christian Science Monitor is reporting that thanks to the permit for the event, there are a lot of TBD slots, but also a few details.

10:00 a.m.: The pre-pre-show begins with videos and music on the jumbotron to keep the gathering crowd friendly and entertained.

Noon: The pre-show starts with a performance from The Roots.

12:40: A comedian (to be determined) warms up the audience.

12:57: A video countdown with a show introduction.

1:00: The show kicks off with the national anthem by a musical guest (to be announced).

1:05: Mr. Stewart welcomes the crowd.

1:20: Mr. Colbert enters, and two actors – Don Novello and Sam Waterston – perform readings.

1:40: Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staple perform for 10 minutes, followed by Stewart and Colbert until 2 p.m.

2:15: Sheryl Crow performs for five minutes, followed by speakers and guests (to be determined).

2:30: Musical guests (also still being lined up) come on.

2:40: The show turns to a pre-taped sequence – The Sanity and Fear Awards.

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