Apparently not even will.i.am can draw a crowd for Terry McAuliffe in Norfolk, as the Virginian-Pilot wrote in their exhaustive, 410-word article.
Exactly what types of gigs and producing will does might have been lost on some, though not all, of the 30 or so people assembled in a room at the Norview Community Center.
All this for 30 people? That's 13 words devoted for every person that attended. Saturday's kickoff at the Werkheiser for Delegate office drew a larger crowd! And we didn't have a singer with the #1 single currently saturating the airwaves out there!
Having someone following you bashing coconuts together and making music doesn't make an army of volunteers randomly appear! It certainly doesn't help that said musical coconuts have to be imported from out of state.
Oh, hang on...
Of course, with a tiny crowd like that, the Virginian-Pilot ran "In Norfolk, musician will.i.am backs McAuliffe for governor" as a headline, instead of the perhaps more accurate "Puny Crowd Greets McAuliffe."
It's too bad that observers seemed too starstruck by will.i.am's presence to look behind them and notice that nobody really cared.