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Watch The National Open for President Obama in Iowa

September 6, 2012  |  11:05am
Watch The National Open for President Obama in Iowa

This past weekend, Ohio-based rockers The National performed for the first time in over eight months, opening a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iowa. This marks the second time that the band has opened for Obama, the first being at a rally in 2008. In addition, the band designed a t-shirt and lent their song “Fake Empire” to a campaign advertisement for the Obama administration.

According to Rolling Stone, nearly 10,000 people turned up to Urbandale’s Living History Farms. The National performed a five-song set, opening with “Bloodbuzz Ohio” and closing with “Mr. November.”

Fan footage of the performance is available below (via Pitchfork).

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