Watch fans rebel after weather forces Kid Rock to cancel show
Mother Nature is apparently not a fan of Kid Rock. The “All Summer Long” rap-rocker had a scheduled appearance at the North Dakota State Fair on Friday night, but after a series of heavy storms were seen around the area, the performance was delayed. Officials then made the decision to pull the plug completely. Fans weren’t too happy, bringing their own thunder while vocally and physically showing their disapproval of the cancellation.
As a fan video shows, people in the crowd were shouting, throwing their hands in the air and throwing objects. And then there was a guy who had the foresight to take the stage himself, where he was quickly tackled by security.
FAN CRASHES SCENE AFTER KID ROCK SET WAS CANCELED
According to local news station KFYR, around 18,000 people were in the crowd, some who “had been waiting for hours” when the decision was made by Ward County Sheriff Bob Roed at 10:30 p.m. local time. after tornado warnings were previously issued in the area. The station reported that angry fans were seen throwing bottles and a man was handcuffed and taken away by police. TMZ posted additional photos.
Kid Rock released his own statement on Twitter, in which he admitted he was also “so pissed off” (in caps for emphasis) with the cancellation, but tried to calm the situation by saying no one but Mother Nature could be blamed and asked fans to “take care of each other”. .”
Officials at the North Dakota State Fair said they would refund the cancellation and further explained their rationale, stating, “Due to safety concerns related to high winds, lightning and bad weather in the area, the Kid Rock concert had to be canceled The North Dakota State Fair will refund all ticket purchasers.
The news, however, was not very well received. Many fans are upset that the storms seemed to have passed through the area, and the opener Night Ranger was able to play an extended set even as the weather turned up.
Like a posted on Twitter“Really?? What winds? There was no wind. And the officer who made the announcement, because you didn’t even…said it was because of the lightning! And I repeat… what lightning? the rides didn’t even stop. You lost a very big fan, in me tonight. Make that 18,000 fans.
Even with the uproar and “lost” fans, Kid Rock probably isn’t fazed by it. As he said not too long ago to Fox News host Tucker Carlson about cancel culture, “I can’t cancel… [cause] I do not care. I’m not in bed with big corporate business. In the end, there’s no one I’m beholden to – no record companies, no corporate interests, nothing at all. You can’t undo me. I love when they try.
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