In Preparation for Tonight’s OWS Benefit, a Highlight From Last Week’s Titus Andronicus Show

11/21/2011 9:49 AM |

Seeing as tonight’s last-minute Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus, So So Glos show at Shea Stadium is a benefit for the lawyers working pro-bono on behalf of Occupy Wall Street protesters, it will surely be a no-holds-barred display of passion and semi-chaos: hence a clip from last week’s Titus show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, in which a fan gets called up onstage to “give the speech” (that being the Abe Lincoln spoken word sample that opens Titus’ 2010 opus The Monitor). Turns out, you’re not the only one who knows all the words. One can assume there are to be plenty more impassioned moments waiting to be had this fine evening.

And while I’m at it, watch a video of Patrick Stickles’ opening pep talk from Titus’ New Year’s show in January. Hearing him proclaim “personal responsibility” as the creed to live by in 2011, not to mention the whole “your actions don’t happen in a vacuum, and we’re all in this together” part, in light of what’s happening nearly 12 months later, is pretty poignant. Watch after the jump: