The atmosphere at the venue that night was one of comradery.
A little over half of the audience members were brothers of Franklin’s fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi. His parents, Carol and John Franklin, were both sitting at the high top tables, along with his younger sister, Victoria Franklin.
Throughout the entire show that night, Franklin’s father stood on the side of the venue leaning against a post looking up at his son. A smile never left his face.