Hate to say it, but we went to Al Gore’s special Live Earth kickoff here in Washington, DC today, just to see the man himself.
The bad news: Al was the exact opposite of energized. Kicking off a day-long series of worldwide concert events, he came onstage to thunderous applause. But then he was immobile, low-energy, and plainly just going through the words and motions when he finally announced Garth Brooks. Instead of inspiring, he looked like he needed a day off.
Given the whole kid-in-rehab thing, combined with the work putting all this together, we understand. Have a scotch, take a nap, shake it loose, and come back out blazing, Al!