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Best thing about Trump rallies, aside from the people-watching: TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST

Best thing about Trump rallies, aside from the people-watching

If there’s one thing Trump’s got on Clinton, it’s the music that plays ahead of his campaign rallies. Clinton’s camp likes to spout out pedestrian, test-marketed mall music (like that “Fight Song” song). Trump, meanwhile, plays the likes of Neil Young, Elton and the Rolling Stones (including a deep cut or two), even if the tunes are out of line with his message. He even throws in an opera tune, presumably to heighten the events’ near-palpable surrealism. So even if you’re a member of the media who’s seen his theatrics a thousand times — including when he gets his audience to boo at you — the playlist is a groovy departure from otherwise hostile territory. —KB