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4.14 Why did they let Nissan sponsor a gig?

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 09:07 PM

Jack: “Thank you for skipping school and quitting jobs to come here.”

The White Stripes' booking agent, the Agency's Dave Kaplan, says his band only agreed to the gig after it was assured it "wasn't going to be a high-profile ad thing. It was going to be very low key. The band is very sensitive to that. They aren't anti-corporate, but they don't want to do anything in their mind that is cheesy." Ironically they opened with the Big Three Killed My Baby which was a nice touch.

If working with Nissan means the Stripes can give a free concert in the middle of New York then I really don't have a problem with that. For musicians it's pretty much their job and living so I can't argue with them putting on a free show where they make nothing just to make some people happy.

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