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This Rock Band Perfectly Mocks Republicans Attending Their Cleveland Concert (VIDEO)

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While the city of Cleveland has been inundated with Republicans, life goes on and even GOP convention goers have been known to get in on some of the Cleveland action. Some might wish that they never partook in the city’s action Tuesday night after paying good money to see the 90s pop band, Third Eye Blind, who brilliantly trolled the GOP members of the audience.

Third Eye Blind was the headlining act at a benefit concert for Musicians on Call, which is a non profit that brings music to hospital patients. They picked Cleveland because the city houses the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is where the band took the stage. It was also part of unofficial convention festivities, so it’s not a leap to imagine that there were a lot of anti-choice, anti-science, anti-pretty much everything else people in attendance, and those people are furious.

Third Eye Blind might not have been the best pick for entertaining Republicans, but perhaps Ted Nugent was busy skinning an endangered animal with an AR-15. Other than him, Republican rock stars are pretty slim pickings. So, Third Eye Blind played the show, but they made their opinions clear when they discussed gay family members and how the GOP’s anti-LGBT platform is discriminatory; “we believe in tolerance and acceptance,” the band said. The lead singer, Stephen Jenkins, in full troll mode, asked the crowd to raise their hands “if you believe in science.” There were boos all around.

As if that wasn’t enough, the band didn’t play some of its hits, including “Semi-Charmed Life,” which is the song they’re best known for. Jenkins didn’t care what the audience thought.

Not everyone was happy, though:

“You can boo all you want, but I’m the motherf****** artist up here,” Jenkins proclaimed.


— Tina (@tinpant) July 20, 2016

Now, the band, for perhaps the first time ever, is trending on Twitter, and while Republicans hated the show, everyone else is loving it.

Of course, the Republicans in attendance paid before the show, so the band wasn’t really “effing over” sick kids.

Featured image via Kimberly White at Getty Images.