Just one day earlier, a journalist at the Philadelphia Folk Festival pointed out to Weiner that Low Cut Connie hadn't had much luck in their career so far. Now they were being counted among Obama's favorite artists.
"It really hit me," Weiner recalls. "I was just overwhelmed. You go into this frantic, 'Is this real? What does this mean? What's happening?'"
Low Cut Connie was soon overwhelmed by countless press requests, especially from an excited Philly media stoked to see a small, hometown band getting a moment in the spotlight. And with no real team, manager, or label -- the band started their own label (Contender Records) when they couldn't get signed -- it was up to Weiner himself to field each request.
"I thought, 'OK, I guess I'm going to get on the computer and just get to work.'"