It was kind of a bummer to see Third Eye Blind listed on the program for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, playing a show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sponsored by AT&T and Comcast. Why would they agree to such a thing? Are they secret ultra-conservative artists like Ted Nugent and uh... uh... (come back to us for another example). But then last night, the band went and pulled one on over the MAKE AMERICA GREATERS with some pretty epic trolling.
In addition to playing a setlist of the band’s most obscure songs, frontman Stephan Jenkins spent time bashing the GOP platform, speaking out in support of gay rights. “To love this song is to take into your heart and to take in the message, and to actually actually have a feeling to arive and move forward and not live your life in fear and imposing that fear on other people," he said.
July 20, 2016
According to Yahoo News, Jenkins also asked the crowd, “Who here believes in science?” When the audience started jeering and throwing out boos, Jenkins told them, “You can boo all you want, but I’m the motherfucking artist up here.”
Afterwards, some RNC-goers expressed their disappointment on social media, to which the band had a concise response:
So to Stephan Jenkins and Third Eye Blind, we say: Thank you for MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.