.@AndersonCooper: Have you ever been to a rave?@MarcoRubio: No! ... It's the Republican primary, Anderson!https://t.co/Rs6jcfKPG2
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“The lyrics are clean, the beats and music is fun, I've gotten into it,” he told Cooper, no doubt hiding a lifelong love affair with 120 bpm and a few University of Miami college nights spent sweating away the hours on a Miami Beach nightclub floor. “Sometimes they have no words at all, so that's perfect.”
Not to alienate constituents across all genres, Rubio was quick to point out his deep-seeded roots in the '90s West Coast hiphop scene as well as his affinity for EDM-country crossovers, no doubt a silent nod to Avicii.
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Cooper shied away from the hard questions, like, does Rubio prefer deep hour or big room? Do his Cuban roots lend a fairness for tropical house? Does he zone out on long drives to ethereal waves of trance or trudge through the campaign trail on a strict diet of techno? Most importantly, Rubio, where is the drop?
The white-haired anchor did, however, ask the more important question of all.
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“I've never been to a rave, no,” he said dripping with the shade that can only be thrown from one who means to say yes but feels the ever-present eye of millions of voters. “This is a Republican primary, Anderson. I listen to it. I think I'm a little too old to be going to a rave.”
We understand, Rubio, but we also bet that under that well-fitting suit of yours lays a pink and green kandi bracelet declaring your allegiance to the REPLURBICAN PARTY.