It was a good show last night. The Chicks entered to "Hail to the Chief," and since this was the last tour stop, I thought Natalie Maines might get fiesty. She kinda did. She made a joke about Britney Spears' crotch, but left politics alone, referring to the band's past troubles only as "the incident." They are amazing musicians, as the Morning News attests. But the crowd was sparse. I saw a block of empty seats as close as the fourth row. I wondered how many people like me went for free, the band's desperate attempt to fill the arena.Anyone want to explain all the backlash and hoopla over the Dixie Chicks to me? Aren't our soldiers fighting overseas to give other countries the same rights of free speech that the Dixie Chicks and the rest of American's have?