UPDATE: This event has been confirmed!
OK, before you get all excited this is completely unconfirmed. But the Carrboro Citizen is reporting that a major rally may take place for Obama Friday, May 2, just in time for the North Carolina primary.
The bands have not been announced for the rally and concert, but the Citizen says that "several" of their local sources say that Superchunk and Arcade Fire would make up the bill. The event would take place in Carrboro's Town Commons.
Town manager Steve Stewart told the Citizen that it's possible Obama would speak at the event, which would be rare. Arcade Fire has played at many Obama rallies, but the senator himself was not present for any of them.
(To be fair, the paper is also reporting that Obama is set to debate Hillary Clinton at the RBC Center on April 27, and Obama said today in Raleigh that he has not yet agreed to that and may not ever.)
Stewart said he expects 3,000 to 4,000 would attend the event, but we'd ballpark it much higher than that — especially if Obama showed up.
So what do you guys think? Would you play hooky on a Friday afternoon to check out this event?
In related news, early voting for the North Carolina primary started today, so if you don't want to wait until May 6, get down to your local board of elections and cast your ballot now. [Wake Co. |Durham Co. | Orange Co.] If you're not registered or need to change your registration, you can do that there too.