Imagine having enough money to hire your favorite band, and they don’t play a single one of your favorite songs? Third Eye Blind did just that when they were hired to perform, but the group turned a blind eye to calls from the Republican National Convention crowd to hear some of their biggest hits (“Semi-Charmed Life,” “Never Let You Go,” and “How’s It Going to Be”). The 90’s band chose instead to play a ten-song set of ditties no one but die-hard fans had heard before. Frontman Stephan Jenkins used his stage time at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to provoke the crowd. At one point, according to a user on Twitter, he shouted, “Raise your hand if you believe in science.”
Fortunately, in a final eff you, the band played at least one hit song called “Jumper” that mourns the loss of their gay friend who committed suicide. “To love this song, is to take into your heart the message and to actually, actually have a feeling to arrive and move forward and not live in fear and imposing that fear onto other people,” fhe told the crowd.
Concert-goers were none too pleased about the band’s clear anti-GOP message, many taking to social media to chastise the epic trolling, but the band also has received their fair share of support.
— Third Eye Blind (@ThirdEyeBlind) July 20, 2016
Third Eye Blind played the RNC. Performed none of their hits and insulted everyone there? If true I'm listening to them all day tomorrow lol
— Sarah (@lilsarahdarah) July 20, 2016
Our Uber driver is telling us he just had a bunch of passengers who were very pissed off after attending Third Eye Blind
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) July 20, 2016
And “Jumper” after the jump for a bit of nostalgia…