Berned Sanders Supporters ‘Not in Mood’ for Lady Gaga Concert


PHILADELPHIA—Bernie Sanders supporters were giving away their invite-only tickets to attend the Thursday afternoon "Camden Rising" concert headlined by Lady Gaga because they are "not in the mood."

A Sanders supporter that flew into Philadelphia from Seattle, Washington, told the Washington Free Beacon that tickets were being given away in bunches to the exclusive concert at Camden's BB&T Pavilion.

"The Bernie delegates got tickets as a perk but they were just handing them out on the streets," said the woman as she roamed around City Hall looking for other "Berners."

"People are just not in the mood for a Lady Gaga concert," she said.

The Seattle Sanders supporter is not a delegate and has not yet been able to gain entry into the Wells Fargo Center to watch the main Democratic National Convention proceedings.

The highlight of her week came after two Sanders-supporting delegates she met in Philadelphia got her into Monday morning's Florida delegate breakfast where she was able to voice her displeasure with the primary process directly to outgoing DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

"I was yelling, ‘Shame, Shame, Shame,'" she said. "It was cool to be a part of that."

This isn't the first event that loyal Sanders supporters have chosen to withdraw themselves from.

Hundreds of delegates walked out of the convention hall in unison on Tuesday night just as Clinton was officially given the party's nomination.

Many others have pledged that they would leave the Democratic Party altogether as part of a "#DemExit" movement organized by the Green Party's Jill Stein. Events are being held throughout Philadelphia on Thursday in which Sanders supporters are being urged to "de-register" from the party.

Members of the media have been barred from attending the concert due to a request made by Lady Gaga and the other performers, including Lenny Kravitz and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Among the 7,500 individuals invited to the concert are the Clintons, the Obamas, and the Bidens, according to Philadelphia Magazine.

Brent Scher   Email Brent | Full Bio | RSS
Brent Scher is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia, where he studied foreign affairs and politics.

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