Gun Control With My Music? No Thanks

I’m on the mailing list of the gun control organizations. I get the emails from Everytown and Brady and Giffords and the list goes on. I do it so I can read what they are up to in their own words. I’d encourage you to do so as well. It is important to know what the enemies of freedom are doing in advance rather than finding out after they’ve just passed another gun control law.

Anyway, in the Weekly Update from the Brady Campaign was this tidbit:

Brady Will be at Bonnaroo this June!


For the second year in a row, Brady is among a small group of nonprofits selected to partner with the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, taking place June 13-16 in Tennessee. We’re excited to introduce the 50,000 concert-goers to Brady and the fight to end gun violence. Our Team ENOUGH leaders will serve on a panel discussion about gun violence prevention, we’ll host an activist-oriented DJ set, and we’ll run a booth throughout the festival. If you’re at Roo, be sure to say hi!

Most people my age don’t have a clue what Bonnaroo is but impressionable Millennials do. Bonnaroo is a four-day music festival held in Manchester, Tennessee which attracts upwards of 100,000 festival goers for music, art, camping, and “changing the world.” Think Woodstock without the mud and with a dose of social justice.

I’ve looked over the list of bands and my age shows. With few exceptions, I don’t have a clue about the performers. Yes, I’ve heard of John Prine, Phish, and Cardi B but I couldn’t tell you a thing about Space Jesus or Trampled By Turtles.

Tickets are not cheap. The prices range from $279 to over $3,000. In other words, you are getting festival goers with deep pockets. It is no wonder that the Brady Campaign wants to be there.

The Brady Campaign knows they are in a culture war and the best way to attract more followers, informed or otherwise, is to go to these festivals. It is their equivalent to the NRA or Grass Roots North Carolina recruiting at gun shows. The problem for us in the gun culture is that there are a lot more people going to Bonnaroo than will be attending my local gun show and they are younger and much more impressionable.


2 thoughts on “Gun Control With My Music? No Thanks”

  1. While Bonaroo is a younger set; my impressions from going there in college was there was a definite libertarian "don't tell me what to do" vibe from most of the people there. And a whole lot of recreational pharmaceuticals.

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