The finale of Monday’s Democratic Nationwide Conference might have been the keynote speech from Michelle Obama — however the encore was an oddball music efficiency from “Pose” star Billy Porter and rock legend Stephen Stills.
Most cable shops lower away from the conference simply moments after the previous first girl’s speech — earlier than Porter and Stills started a rendition of Buffalo Springfield’s hit protest track “For What It’s Worth.”
However for many who expertise the surreal efficiency, reactions have been combined.
“This is the corniest bullsh– I’ve ever seen in my life,” one Twitter person wrote in regards to the spectacle.
The DNC model stayed true to its 1966 roots because the music video flashed latest scenes of protest taking part in out throughout the nation. The video was edited in a method extra harking back to 80s cable entry tv than a modern-day music video.
As Porter sang “What a field day for the heat, a thousand people in the street,” a picture of a Black Lives Matter protest emerged behind him in a repetitious sample that mimicked Andy Wharhol prints.
Footage of athletes kneeling — a preferred type of protest towards racial injustice — have been additionally included within the video.
Reactions to the music video have been a mixture of approval, amusement and confusion.
“The Billy Porter/Stephen Stills thing is literally the only thing I’ve enjoyed in quarantine that isn’t a carbohydrate,” wrote one lady on twitter.
One other Twitter person was left confused by the efficiency. “I’m sorry, someone needs to explain the Billy Porter thing…I don’t get it,” the man mentioned.