Rage Against Machine Plays Impromptu Show at RNC Event // EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

by Justin Andert on September 2, 2008

Rage Against the Machine Performs Acapella in Crowd at Free Concert on Minnesota State Capitol Lawn

Photos by Justin Andert

The “beyond partisan” free concert on the lawn of Minnesota’s state capitol today went from mellow and laid back to a political movement. The buzz around the crowd blew up when word got out that Rage Against the Machine would be making a surprise appearance on stage .

Zack De La Rocha Makes his way through crowd at RNC event

Things got heated in the crowd when the Minnesota State Police would not let the band play despite the chanting of the thousands of people.

Police form a barricade around Rage

The music had to stop by 7:00 p.m. and when Rage figured they wouldn’t be allowed on stage they took to the crowd to make their voices heard. The video below shot by Above the Fold’s Joshua Sidney explains the rest:

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Rage Against the Machine RNC – 09.02.08 (Performs Acapella in Crowd) by Joshua Sidney of Above the Fold is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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