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North Carolina native son and five-time Grammy Award winner James Taylor opened the evening with crowd favorite “Carolina On My Mind.” As he took the stage, Taylor joked about the stool set on the stage for him. James Taylor makes 'empty chair' joke - POLITICO:
“I know it’s an empty chair. It makes you nervous, doesn’t it?” Taylor said after he walked on the stage. “It’s alright, I’m gonna sit on it. I’m not gonna talk to it.”
After the final refrain, Taylor smiled and said, “You know, I’ve been watching the coverage, and I’ve got to say, there’s something; I don’t get it. I mean, I’m an old white guy, and I love Barack Obama,” Taylor said to cheers from the crowd.
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