Over the weekend Chicago band Ratboys got a shout out from Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa.
When announcing the set on Twitter, Ratboys wrote, "So incredibly honored and excited to support Bernie’s campaign in person."
Insane news: Dave and I will be playing a special acoustic set at this @BernieSanders rally in the quad cities tomorrow. So incredibly honored and excited to support Bernie’s campaign in person. If you live anywhere nearby, I urge you to brave the winter weather and join us!! pic.twitter.com/MAaaeilCTq— Ratboys (@Ratboysband) January 11, 2020
On Sunday (12 January), Ratboys woke up to see a video circulating online of Bernie Sanders giving the band a shout out for their support during his campaign. He said in the speech, "let me thank the Ratboys for their music."
this timeline is insane. https://t.co/a3WGgUPeiD— Ratboys (@Ratboysband) January 12, 2020
Steiner wrote on the band's Twitter that the rally was "the most humbling and hopeful experiences of my life so far."
In another tweet she added, "Bernie spoke for an hour without any notes or prompters. it was srsly so badass. you could tell he spoke from the heart."
Bernie spoke for an hour without any notes or prompters. it was srsly so badass. you could tell he spoke from the heart. & what’s even more amazing, he’s been preaching the same message for 40 years: that corporate greed lies at the root of nearly all injustice in this country— Ratboys (@Ratboysband) January 12, 2020