Back in September, at the first presidential debate, Donald Trump said that “bad things happen in Philadelphia” — but residents of the Pennsylvania city proved him wrong when they took to the streets on Friday (Nov. 6) for a full blown dance party amid a tight election race.
As votes in the key battleground state continue to get tallied and Joe Biden’s lead grows larger, a group of flag-waving Trump supporters at the Pennsylvania Convention Center were met with an even bigger progressive movement demanding that every American vote counts despite Trump’s attempts to call off democracy.
What could have easily heated up into a tense conflict was instead transformed into a block party, with the progressive protesters moving and grooving to every genre of music while holding signs that read, “Count every vote.”
Even a Philadelphian dressed as Sesame Street‘s Elmo joined in on the fun. See below for some of the best musical protest moments in City of Brotherly Love.
Proud Dad https://t.co/2lzTqBDb5U
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) November 6, 2020
The People Have spoken! pic.twitter.com/xbEcw1Y5m6
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) November 6, 2020
— LILJON (@LilJon) November 6, 2020
— Pilar Gonalons-Pons (@pilargonalons) November 5, 2020
Center City Philly is now out in the streets dancing to the Trump campaign theme song – YMCA…https://t.co/g2mJ1enLBt
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 6, 2020
and some backstreet boys for you since everyone seems to be wild for the philly convention center dancing videos pic.twitter.com/GSpHfs8nBP
— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) November 6, 2020
It’s not a Philly block party until Elmo shows up with the drum-line! Elmo says: count every vote. pic.twitter.com/FBfbdeE1V2
— Helen Gym (@HelenGymAtLarge) November 6, 2020
— George Solis (@GeorgeSolis) November 7, 2020