Jefferson Starship Pitching For Microsoft

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“When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s “off with her head!”
Remember what the dormouse said:
“Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head”

— Jefferson Airplane

A few hundred people packed Justin Herman Plaza today in downtown San Francisco to watch the latest incarnation of Jefferson Starship perform a public concert. Microsoft sponsored the noon-time event as part of their $500 million mega marketing push for Vista. In addition to a giant Vista logo and a huge blow up Microsoft astronaut, Jefferson Starship were joined on stage by go-go dancing orange Vista astronauts and schwag was shot from cannons on the stage into the crowd.

The aging rockers played mostly a mix of contemporary and classic tunes including “White Rabbit” and “The Time Has Come Today,” and sported Zunes while performing (just kidding about that Zune part).

Grace Slick wasn’t in the line up, but they did have a younger, hotter, version who at one point flipped the audience the bird when someone said that Steve Jobs was in the crowd (again, just kidding about that last part of course).

All in all it made for an entertaining, albeit loud, way to spend a Wednesday lunch.

Thanks a lot Microsoft.

I’ve got a set of images of Jefferson Starship up (including their hot new younger version — vrooom, vrooom — of Grace Slick) that you can check out here.

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