UPDATE: Third Eye Blind has released a statement about their already-iconic RNC troll appearance, clarifying some misconceptions about why they were there in the first place:
Late 90s heroes Third Eye Blind were conjured to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last night for a concert.
Unfortunately for the hateful, bigoted conservatives hoping to enjoy some seriously tyyyt nostalgia, the band, led by frontman/alt babe of babes Stephan Jenkins, used their platform to make speeches for LGBT rights, climate change awareness, and play random, new songs that no one gives a fuck about.
Jenkins praised his gay family members, and called for national acceptance and tolerance of the LGBT community--especially now, post-Orlando.
Third Eye Blind tonite at #RNCinCLE event: We believe in tolerance, acceptance 🙌🙌 (Followed by boos) pic.twitter.com/WPRIEMZmEp
— Tina (@tinpant) July 20, 2016
His words were met by a few cheers, and mostly boos, naturally!
Jenkins embraced the jeering, and only let it fuel him even more.
. @ThirdEyeBlind trolls #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/zXIKWdO5Hj
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) July 20, 2016
Jenkins also pressed the crowd about their awareness of climate change issues:
Epic @ThirdEyeBlind troll of RNC event. Played none of the hits, bashed GOP platform, asked "Who here believes in science?" So much booing.
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) July 20, 2016
Rock as fuuuuuck.
They ended the day with this wonderful zing:
— Third Eye Blind (@ThirdEyeBlind) July 20, 2016
Let's listen to this song on loop all day: