Mob Trashes Venue After the ‘Cowboy’s’ Show Is Canceled – RedState

Mob Trashes Venue After the ‘Cowboy’s’ Show Is Canceled – RedState

Hell hath no fury like a Kid Rock crowd scorned. That’s a lesson learned this weekend at a North Dakota fairgrounds.

Fans of the rowdy rocker had gathered for Friday’s sold-out show. But weather across the North Dakota State Fair was evidently not a southern rock/rap buff.

And though opening act Night Ranger sang “Sister Christian,” the crowd wasn’t in much of a Christian mood. That’s a safe bet, given what happened next.

From TMZ:

[A] storm was brewing on the outskirts of town with some wind and lightning, but no rain, which kept delaying KR’s show.

By the time 11 o’clock rolled around, lots of folks in the 18,000-strong audience were pretty drunk … and [angry] because it seemed as if the storm had passed.

An officer from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department then walked up to the mic and announced the concert was canceled.

People reports the audience took unkindly to the news:

In…footage…audience members could be seen hurling bottles at the stage, and one was tackled after he climbed onto the platform. He was later seen being escorted in handcuffs by officers across the parking lot.

The audience’s raucous response should come as no surprise. Kid Rock’s fanbase isn’t known for being demure. The artist seems of the “Kiss my [foot]” sort.

You may recall last November’s single, “Don’t Tell Me How to Live“:

You snowflakes, here’s a newsflash

Ain’t nobody gonna tell me how to live

A nation of [wimps] is our next generation

And these minions and their agendas

Every opinion has a millennial offended

But this Amendment One, it rings true

And if it don’t descend, [disrespected person], then see Number Two

I’m the last of a few still screaming, “[Forget] you”

Ain’t nobody gonna tell me how to live

And the rocker puts his money where his mouth is: In January, Kid refused to play venues requiring vaccination proof.

From a video he posted at the time:

“There’s been a lot of talk about vaccine mandates and venues… … [I]f there are any, they’re going to be gone by the time we get to your city. If they’re not, trust me — you don’t have to worry. You’ll be getting your money back. Because I won’t be showing up either. If you think I’m going to sit out there and sing ‘Don’t Tell Me How to Live,’ and ‘We the People’ while people are holding up their [doggone] vaccine cards and wearing masks, that [stuff] ain’t happening.”

Somewhere amid that attitude of non-compliance came this:

Kid Rock fans aren’t sheeple, and they were ready to see the G.O.A.T. When that didn’t happen, they raised up as rams.

In the aftermath, the man tweeted his own chagrin:

“So [mad] we could not play for a sold-out crowd tonight in Minot… I know it [stinks], but none of us can control mother nature. Please be safe leaving, and take care of each other.”

It was a night of complete chaos. But expect no less when you tell the era’s most rebellious concertgoers they’ve waited all night for nothing. After all, they’re cowboys (and cowgirls), baby…



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