Just found out that President Obama is campaigning in the same town my band is booked to play this coming Saturday. Having heard tales from other cities I am not looking forward to this at all, specifically the impact it could have on travel to and around the city. My other concern is that if this is a public appearance and depending on what time it happens, how much attendance could it pull away from our show? We are not in a prime time slot (noon), and are only scheduled for 45 mins anyway so I'm not sure what kind of crowd would have been there anyway. My bigger concern by far is the logistics and I've already texted my BL asking him to plan much more travel time than usual so we don't miss the gig stuck in traffic. On top of which, from the festival we have to turn around and head back out of town for a 3-hour drive (in good traffic) the opposite direction to make a bar gig we're booked for that night. So the traffic thing has the potential to impact not one gig, but two. Any of you out there had the same experience? How (or did) it affect your gig, travel, etc. Any special preparations we can and should be making? Thanks in advance.