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Third Eye Blind Headline Charity Event at RNC

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Third Eye Blind are playing a private charity event at the Republican National Convention:

    Third Eye Blind will be the headline performing act at the charity benefit for Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

    In 2012 lead singer Stephan Jenkins penned an op-ed for the Huffington Post explaining why they had turned down playing a similar event:

    Even the private party my band was asked to play at the RNC is not some innocuous event. Though I am happy to play for Republican fans, like my life-long Republican mom, playing the RNC convention is a tacit endorsement of the Republican presidential candidate and his party platform, and this is not my mom’s Republican Party anymore.

    Reading through Jenkins’s Twitter feed makes me think this is the last place he would want to be playing. Now I’m curious what they’re going to say on stage.

  2. tdlyon

    Most Dope Supporter

    Wonder if this is going to be a Lupe Fiasco at the inauguration type situation...
  3. mattylikesfilms


    Mixed emotions about this.
  4. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Young Gay Republicans?
  5. GEM37

    She haunts the roads

  6. Nick

    @fangclubb Prestigious

  7. FakeGyllenhaal


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  8. Thursdaysox

    We know it from the silence

    Wow, I went from "Fuck Third Eye Blind, I'll never pay to see them again" to "WHERE IS THEIR NEXT SHOW NEAR ME, PLEASE TAKE MY MONEY I LOVE YOU GUYS!!" Damn, this is awesome.
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  9. somethingliketj

    And that's why you always leave a note.

    So awesome. That took some balls.
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  10. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  11. teebs41

    Prestigious Prestigious

    @Jason Tate you should edit lost to include what they actually did Haha
  12. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

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  13. ramomcferno

    Mystery is the secret ingredient Prestigious

    Played none of the hits? I really want to know what the setlist was. Die-hard fans were probably treated to a really cool rarities set.
  14. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    They played some

  15. euphguapo


    that is crazy funny
  16. paythetab

    Chorus.FM Album Reviewer (Adam Grundy) Supporter

  17. Weezer17


    Why did they do this, if Stephan turned it down in the past. Seems like a dick thing to do.
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  18. Weezer17


    Never Let You Go and Jumper were hits.
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  19. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    It was for charity and I think he wanted to get his platform across

    He is a total dick though
  20. Weezer17


    Apparently they didnt play Never Let You Go, and played Non-Dairy Creamer instead.
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  21. Thursdaysox

    We know it from the silence

    To draw attention to the fact that the GOP is anti-lgbtq, anti-science, anti-vaxx, anti-logic, regressive, and xenophobic.

    Is he the dick, or are the GOP all dicks? Are they both dicks? Do two dicks make a right? I just don't know anymore.
  22. ncarrab

    Prestigious Supporter

    I don't listen to Third Eye Blind at all, but I'd love to go to one of my favorite bands' shows where they didn't play any 'hits.'
  23. bptky

    check out Musica - Akron's best live music venue

    Was confused by this post at first, but after reading it sounds like it was for a good cause and although it was during the RNC, it didn't have much to do at all with the party or convention itself.
  24. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    Based on his statements regarding an invite in 2012, how did the they not see this coming haha? I mean, seriously.
  25. Buscemi knows best

    You owe me a Sausage McMuffin

    How are 3eb "fans" who attended this so pissed off? Did they not bother listening to Dopamine? Because it's really good, and this set list is awesome.