30% OFF Pride collection code: USAPRIDE! Free Shipping over $99

Third Eye Blind Performed RNC Concert Just To Troll Attendees With Pro-Gay Speech

by Derek de Koff July 20, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 12.21.46 PM

It’s hard to say when guests at the Republican National Convention started to realize something was amiss.

It could’ve been when rock band Third Eye Blind, the entertainment for the night, decided not to play any of their best-known hits. No “Semi-Charmed Life.” No “Never Let You Go.” Not even a “How’s It Going to Be,” damn it.

Maybe they were tipped off by the fact that lead singer Stephan Jenkins decided to spend the greater part of the night jeering at the crowd.

“Raise your hands if you believe in science!” he yelled.

Related: Folk-Rocker Turned Gay-Hater Michelle Shocked Blames Queerty, “Lynch Mob” For Her Fall From Grace

And while we don’t have a strong affinity for their music, we definitely have an affinity for their trolling. Of the ten songs performed, there was only one certifiable hit: “Jumper,” which is about a friend of the band’s who took his own life by jumping off a bridge.

As Pajiba reports, the show ended with a plea for gay rights, which led to an outlandish amount of booing.

Related: Adele Helps Gay Couple Get Engaged

“To love this song,” Jenkins said, “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.”

Watch the scene unfold here:

The Twitterverse has been quick to weigh in, from both sides:

Derek de Koff
Derek de Koff


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Think

Are you ready for a new fake reality show called “Gayborhood”?

by Editors February 21, 2017

From narcissistic drag queens to sex addicts and “fish out of water” Midwest gay folk, you're bound to identify with (and possibly be embarrassed for) someone in this oddball crew.

Continue Reading →

Death to Silence: Lessons from ACT UP to use against the Trump agenda

by Jeff Taylor February 20, 2017

Do not let this administration divide us. Let it unite us in resistance.

Continue Reading →

Final chance to vote: The 2017 Queerties Awards

by Dan Tracer February 20, 2017

Feb. 20 is your last day to vote in all 17 categories.

Continue Reading →