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Pretty Much Everyone on Twitter Made the Same Bernie Sanders-Dave Matthews Band Joke


"Bernie Sanders supporters are the Dave Matthews Band fans of politics."

Dave Matthews performs live for fans in 2014. (Getty Images)

In case you haven't heard, singer/songwriter/bro icon Dave Matthews will be playing a free concert at a Bernie Sanders rally on Monday.

The Get Out the Vote event at 3:30 p.m. in San Francisco will also include live music by Fishbone, Fantastic Negrito and John Dexter Stewart.

Activist Cornel West, actress Shailene Woodley and actor Danny Glover will also appear.

The Dave Matthews Band, which was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s with hits like "Crash Into Me" and "The Space Between", was also known to be a favorite of "bros," according to Urban Dictionary.

More than one DMB fan was disappointed by his decision to support the Democratic candidate for president:

Sanders, a Democratic socialist from Vermont, is no stranger to such supporters — known as "Bernie Bros" on the campaign trail.

The combination of the two fandoms has led Twitter to make the same joke over and over — and over.

In an interview last September with Rolling Stone, Matthews explained his love for Sanders.

When I hear someone speaking in terms of the workers rising up and the working people feeling like they have a voice, when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. And I have no party affiliation. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal. Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, “Thank you.” Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish I was a socialist.” I should get a shirt that says, “Tax me! Tax the f*ck out of me!” At least we’re hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don’t mean anything. So I feel like there’s hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country.

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