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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 04:28 PM

Kid Rock plays a familiar show for a hometown crowd -- in an intense new environment

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/brian-mccollum/2019/09/07/kid-rock-dte-energy-music-concert-detroit-2019-review/2225037001/
Those hard-core fans were certainly in full force, streaming into DTE in an array of Harley-Davidson gear, Johnny Cash shirts, Kid Rock merch and the occasional Trump MAGA hat. Theyíve been the heart of the Kid Rock base for many years, and on Friday, after an evening of tailgating and a two-hour show, they got the hard-partying good time they came for.

Missing, though, were the white-collar weekend warriors, soccer moms and other casuals who made up a sizable chunk of crowds at previous hometown Kid Rock dates. They may not have been blasting Kid Rock albums at home, but they knew what his shows promised: high-energy entertainment with a raffish wink, a few hours of drinks and escape, all of it with a big, proud Detroit stamp.
If some of Kid Rockís audience has peeled away, he certainly isnít the first artist to have run off fans with his politics. The modern eraís most famous example comes from the other side of the spectrum, when the Dixie Chicks alienated much of their country music base in 2003 by attacking President George W. Bush.

Put a fork in him, he's done.

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Reply Kid Rock plays a familiar show for a hometown crowd -- in an intense new environment (Original post)
safeinOhio Sep 7 OP
nmgaucho Sep 7 #1
magicarpet Sep 7 #2
samplegirl Sep 7 #3
StClone Sep 7 #6
blm Sep 7 #4
StClone Sep 7 #5
Dawson Leery Sep 7 #7
safeinOhio Sep 7 #8
Dawson Leery Sep 7 #9
bif Oct 6 #10

Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 04:36 PM

1. White trash music, nothing more

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Response to nmgaucho (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:16 PM

2. White Supremacist/White Trash Music Fest

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:27 PM

3. I'm tired of seeing him

in flag clothing! I canít wait for him to be a has been!

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:53 PM

6. Was he really ever anything?

I thought he was a joke, parody of a goofy rock star with an accidental popular song.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:31 PM

4. They misread Johnny Cash. He was a progressive and so are his kids.

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Response to blm (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:51 PM

5. Damn straight. Man in Black is ours not Kid's

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:00 PM

7. Ironically, the Cash family is on the left side of the aisle.

It's fair to say the "white-collar weekend warriors, soccer moms and other casuals" just went along with Kid (I fifty year old man calling himself kid) to give the illusion that they were "with it".

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 08:18 PM

8. Grew up about 20 miles north of Eight Mile Rd.

Dad owned several car dealership.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 09:30 PM

9. Robert Richie was born into a 1% family and had every opportunity.

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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 07:45 PM

10. I'm embarrassed to be from the same state as him.

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