Watch Death Cab for Cutie's Nick Harmer Emotional Reaction to Orlando, LGBTQ Rights
No doubt this weekend at Bonnaroo 2016 was a tough one for its artists and attendees following the shooting of Christina Grimmie, a festival attendee's death and the Orlando shootings that claimed the lives of 50 so far.
While speaking to Fuse on the festival grounds, Death Cab for Cutie bassist Nick Harmer spoke candidly about how the events were affecting he and his band mates. He started getting emotional when explaining why DCFC turned their North Carolina concert dates into a benefit to the fight the state's discriminatory "bathroom laws":
"Once we realize the power that could happen with a show that is a benefit, I'm hoping that when it all comes out people look back at this really awful time in our country's history and we all realize there was a right side to this and there were a lot of bad choices being made. I'm kind of losing my eloquence on it because I'm starting to get angry especially when I start thinking about what happened in Florida last night which is really affecting us all today...we're living in a really hard time right now. There's a lot less love than there needs to be."
Watch above for the moving statement that has Harmer on the verge of tears.
During their headlining set that night, Death Cab played their hits and even a song Chance the Rapper requested.
Check out more of Fuse's on-the-ground coverage from Bonnaroo right here. Below, watch fellow Broo performers The Chainsmokers talk about how they approach festivals: