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James Taylor was one of the warm-up acts for President Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday evening.
Taylor performed "Carolina in My Mind" and "You've Got a Friend," and managed to sprinkle in a few jokes, too.
When he walked on stage, he approached a stool and said, "I know an empty chair makes you nervous. I’m going to sit on it, not talk to it." That was an obvious joke at the expense of Clint Eastwood, who spoke to an empty chair during an unusual speech at the Republican National Convention last week.
Taylor also told the crowd during his set, "I've been watching the coverage, and I've gotta say there's something...I don't get it. I mean, I'm an old white guy, and I love Barack Obama."
His performance took place just hours before Obama closed the Democratic National Convention by accepting his party's nomination.
Marc Anthony belted out the national anthem.
Madonna wasn't at the convention, but she lent her support to the president during her concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Thursday. She had the word "Obama" written on her back, and she remarked, "Thank God for Michelle Obama."
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