BRISTOW, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy attended Farm Aid in Bristow, Va. over the weekend.
The all-day concert featured Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Alabama Shakes and other well-known musicians. It’s the third time the event has been held in Bristow.
Gov. McAuliffe visited some of the major performers at Farm Aid, to greet and thank them for supporting the cause of food access, according to the governor’s office.
McAuliffe sat with Willie Nelson for a few minutes and then moved on to greet other musicians.
Nelson’s wife Annie D’Angelo tweeted out a photo of the governor’s visit, to CNN correspondent Paul Begala ( a former Bill Clinton aide) and to the governor’s account. The caption read “UH-OH trouble.”
Nelson and McAuliffe are all smiles in the picture.
A sharp eye caught a can of “Willie’s Reserve” on the table between the two men. Nelson’s cannabis brand is sold in Washington and Colorado, and he expects to open a Willie’s Reserve weed shop this year.
Twitter user Lin Wood commented about the tin of weed and asked if Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, a marijuana advocate, was also there with them.
“Terry McAuliffe would not recognize marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand,” said Brian Coy, spokesperson for the governor’s office. “He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”
When asked if the can was even full, Coy responded they had “no knowledge about the contents of the canister.”
“…It was as full when the Governor left as it was when he walked in, but given Mr. Nelson’s reputation we can bet it wasn’t full for long after that,” he continued.
McAuliffe has previously expressed support for medical marijuana, but he doesn’t support legalization of marijuana.
“I think,” McAuliffe previously said on WTOP’s ‘Ask The Governor’ radio show, “there’s bigger issues than the money that could be generated.”
Nelson’s wife later Tweeted that “one of them did not imbibe – guess which one!!!”.
Farm Aid was startedin 1985 by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp. Dave Matthews joined the Farm Aid Board of Directors in 2001. Farm Aid has raised more than $50 million “to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.”