1055 5th Avenue
San Diego, California 92101

Come celebrate election night, Tuesday November 4th, with the County Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign at House of Blues. Doors open at 8pm. National and local election results will be broadcast on jumbo screens throughout the night while Democratic revelers enjoy music, refreshments, and appearances by special guests. Best of all, admission is free! Food and drinks can be ordered from a cash bar, and under-21 guests are welcome at our Music Hall balcony party.
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Added by MyBO on October 28, 2008



In a political season when the GLBT community is fighting for the civil rights battle of their gay lives working to defeat Proposition 8 it is hard for me to understand why the Democratic Party would choose the controversial and gutless establishment House of Blues as the celebratory watering hole.

In 2006 the House of Blues promoted the performance of Buju Banton, a Jamaican, reggae singer whose lyrics rattle of hate and violence towards gays. While the House of Blues in San Fran and LA canceled Buju's performances after protests and demonstrations, the SD House of Blues Ron Deimling, general manager of House of Blues, wrote to the Gay & Lesbian Times, stating that he believes “neither I, nor House of Blues, have the right to censor or decide what a person or artist verbalizes or states to the public, even if those lyrics may be hurtful to others. I am not willing to be put in to a position to be judge and jury as to what the public considers ‘entertainment’ as that concept clearly varies with different groups of people,"

Another article on the matter pointed out some of Buju's lyrics, the protest against him, and his response:

"Boom bye bye / In a queer's head / Rude boys don't promote no queer men / They have to die / Send for the automatic and / The Uzi instead / Shoot them, don't come if we shot them / If a man comes near me / Then his skin must peel / Burn him up badly, like you would burn an old tire wheel."

A mass demonstration to protest Banton’s appearance at San Diego, California’s House of Blues was called for Wednesday, October 4 (2006), by a coalition of San Diego gay groups. Banton appearances at clubs in Hollywood and San Francisco to promote his new album were cancelled after protests by gay organizations. In an interview with Billboard magazinelast week, Banton responded to gay protests with two words: "F!!* them!")

As a lifelong Democrat it is very upsetting to me that the county Democrats would chose the House of Blues for this event.

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