Someone call Lou Dobbs/Canadians ♥ America too

We’ve got an international incident on our hands! Tonight at the Verizon Center the Barenaked Ladies will be singing the national anthem prior to the Capitals vs. Thrashers game.

The Toronto-based band includes Ed Robertson, Steven Page, Tyler Stewart, Jim Creeggan and Kevin Hearn. From their first five-single cassette “The Yellow Tape” to their multi-platinum breakthrough “Stunt” and its follow-up “Maroon,” Barenaked Ladies has been entertaining fans around the world for the past 15 years. The band’s sound is self-described as a mix of “socially conscious observations with crafty lyrics,” creating such hits as “Pinch Me,” “If I Had a Million Dollars” and their Billboard Number One hit, “One Week.”

Nothing says true patriot love like a Canadian band singing The Star Spangled Banner eh?

I can’t wait to see if there is any backlash.

2 Comments so far

  1. Stacey (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 9:08 am

    Hilarious headline – serious died laughing.

    It doesn’t bother me in the least – this actually happens a lot (with performers) in Detroit since at most professional sports game held in Detroit they sing Oh Canada and the Star Spangled Banner. People stand for both – I mean especially with hockey, our teams are more Canadian than American, so who cares.

  2. IntangibleArts (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

    If you study the words to the “Star Spangled Banner,” it’s clearly the national anthem of a country that preceeded this one. Thus, it’s more of a quaint history lesson than anything currently relevant.

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