Sanders rally turns into alt-rock crush with floor sitting, hugging, group singing

Sanders rally turns into alt-rock crush with floor sitting, hugging, group singing
UNH students rave for Bernie. (Image: Twitter, Josh Haskell)

[Ed. – This was hosted by UNH.  Exit question: will any of the attendees remember to vote today?]

[N]o band “felt the Bern” harder than Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Sharpe inserted Sanders’ name into all of his songs and encouraged the crowd to sing along. After repeatedly professing his deep admiration for Sanders and explaining how “honored” he was to be here singing for Sanders, Sharpe jumped into the crowd.

“What good is a revolution if there isn’t dancing?” he exclaimed.

By now the campaign rally hardly looked like a political event anymore. The singer danced with Bernie voters and then after a couple upbeat songs asked the young voters to sit on the ground with him. The entire arena sat on the ground, put their arms around each other and sang “Lean on Me” underneath the “Bernie 2016” banner.

By the time Sanders finally took the stage, two hours late due to the snow storm raging outside, the crowd was in full kumbaya mode…

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