Watching Franz Ferdinand singing "Come And Dance With Me Michael" on Austin City Limits. ACL used to have an audience made up of middle-aged people in cowboy hats and shirts with snaps instead of buttons. Now the audience appears more reflective of the college town that Austin is. (Otherwise, they might-a strung up that there Scotch boy.)
And speaking of being condescending towards red-staters: Watching Corinne Bailey Rae on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, after first asking "Who the hell is Corinne Bailey Rae?", then asking "Who the hell is Corinne Bailey Rae!"