Protest in Pictures: Rally Against Ted Nugent Performance at Wellmont Theater

Police and more than 100 protesters gathered outside the empty Social Security to protest against the Wellmont Theater’s Ted Nugent performance last night.

Protesters from BlueWave NJ and NJ Citizen Action carried signs reading “No hate in the Garden State,” and “Shame on The Wellmont” and were joined by District 34 Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, District 5 Freeholder Brendan Gill and Township Council members Renée Baskerville, Robert Russo and Sean Spiller (who also attended last night’s town council meeting), according to the Montclair Times.

15 COMMENTS

  1. Isn’t that where the anti-abortion group hung out? In front of the old SocSec building? That’s ironic… even for Montclair.

  2. Wait, let me see if I understand. They had signs that read, No hate in the Garden State, but they are all “Hating” on Ted Nugent. Yeah, that seems right.

  3. Let’s see if I got this right….an aging third tier rocker makes outrageous comments in a desperate attempt for attention prompting 100 people to stand on the sidewalk with signs in a desperate attempt for attention…now I get it.

  4. Let’s see if I got this right…anonymous local troll makes the same ridiculous point for the 100th time on baristanet…still don’t get it…

  5. The fact that Nugent is a NRA board member is enough for me to consider him a detrimental figure. The Wellmont’s booking and their wait-and-see response point to their strict commitment to the bottom line. Fair enough for any business; yet fair enough for locals to get a clearer idea of just how invested said business is in local revenue. At least we can each now individually decide whether or not we want to continue to support their ethics. I for one am henceforth opting out seeing shows there.

  6. You’d think it’s only Montclair protesting the tour from the comments in both threads, free enterprise and all that …..
    Texas and Idaho seem not to want him either.

  7. So let’s see if I have this right: a fourth-rate hasbeen rabble-rouser of a rocker visits my town and puts on a concert, filled with what I regard as inflammatory (if not defamatory) rhetoric and because of his right to his opinion and the free expression of that opinion, I forfeit my own? Nope. Sorry. Uh-uh. Negative.

    I’m very happy to report that attendance was around 50%: half of the tickets were unsold.

    Nugent blames his upcoming shows’ cancelations on – and I quote – “a Liberal army assigned to destroy Ted Nugent,” stating “These sick, sick, stoned, hygiene-challenged Michael Moore fans, they call in and complain that I’m a racist, they claim I’m a pedophile, that I dodged the draft. They call all the promoters, they call all the venues, they call all my sponsors, every day.”

    Face the fact: the people don’t like and don’t want to hear what Teddy Boy has to say, his talent is negligible and his performances have all of the zest and appeal of a used enema bag.

  8. Fifty percent unsold ?

    Wow, if that’s true, then it must have been another real money maker evening for the Wellmont and Live Nation.

    Guess it proves what happens when you book mediocre talent that’s out of sync with the local populace.

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