Bernie Sanders is the one with the millennial support. As Hillary’s celebrity endorsements prove, celebrities aren’t a guarantee to make one’s campaign. They can help, though.
Not only is Sanders relatable and likable, it surely can’t hurt that he’s got the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining for his fundraising concert, as Rolling Stone reported. Ticket prices range from the reasonable $40 to the $2,700, which is the most an individual can donate to a campaign.
The concert takes place Feb. 5 in Los Angeles, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The concert is very much a fundraiser, as Sanders is quite known for refusing funds from Super PACS, as Rolling Stone also points out.
Sanders’ campaign website actually lists the concert as the “Red Hot Chili Peppers ‘Feel the Bern’ Concert.” The description hints at “special guests” as well.
Members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers had signed on to the list of “Artists and Cultural Leaders for Bernie Sanders,” joining plenty of other celebrities who “Feel the Bern.”
Music events given for the general public should not be politicized in order to avoid alienating fans. But, for those who have some money to spend and who are fans of the band and supporters of Sanders — what could be a better way to spend that money?
There is a star-studded event which is free as well. On Jan. 30 at the University of Iowa Field House, “Students for Bernie” will feature members of Vampire Weekend, Killer Mike, Foster the People, and actor Josh Hutcherson.
With the Iowa caucus just days before the concert, it looks like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sanders fans will be having much to celebrate, or gearing up to hope for better results in N.H. With his home advantage and at times massive leads in the polls, Sanders will at least be likely to celebrate a predicted victory.