Update: Vampire Weekend at CMU was cancelled due to "security concerns" and the rest of the bands are playing at Peter's Pub Saturday.
Here are the details on the Free Voter Registration Concert/Obama Rally with Vampire Weekend:
The preppy Afro-pop band from New York will play a show Saturday, Oct. 4 on the CFA Lawn at Carnegie Mellon University. It runs from 4 to 10 p.m. and also features Lohio, Life In Bed, Dirty Faces and Axelrod.
The press release says: "Students for Barack Obama at Carnegie Mellon are having a free concert to ensure that everyone who can vote in the upcoming election is registered and if they are already registered, that their current registration is correct and up-to-date to prevent disenfranchisement at the polls. Advance ticketing to avoid registration lines at the event are available at the following three locations:
- Obama Headquarters at 213 Smithfield St., Monday-Friday 10am-9pm,
- Obama Oakland Office, 3516 Fifth Ave., Monday-Friday 10am-9pm, and
- Carnegie Mellon University in front of Doherty Hall, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. No one will be denied if ineligible to vote."
According to a publicist, "there will be entry points with tables registering people to vote and volunteers with laptops to check the database and make sure their registration info is correct and accurate."
Those under 18 can just walk in. The lawn will be roped off, but you can imagine how that might not hold up.