2004-07-12 - 8:43 p.m.
The show opened with a short but well-received set by the amiable trio Common Rotation, which played clever pop-folk music. But the most memorable of the two opening acts was Corn Mo, who boasts a sparkling suit and a glorious mane of hair and plays heavy metal songs on his accordion about his eighth-grade girlfriend and being mistaken for actor Gary Busey.
It was pretty funny, but what made Corn Mo's set click is that he really sold his music, never for a second winking at the audience or suggesting it was all a put-on. When he closed with Queen's "We Are the Champions" and a speech exhorting the crowd to "get on your horse and ride," it was weirdly inspirational.