Skip to comments.U.S. band Bloodhound Gang barred from Russian gig over flag stunt
Posted on 08/03/2013 7:28:23 AM PDT by pobeda1945
American rock group Bloodhound Gang has been barred from a music festival in Russia, the Russian Culture Minister said, after a band member shoved the country's flag into his underpants during a gig. Moscow reacted angrily, barring the band from performing at a festival in the Krasnodar Black Sea region, also known as Kuban. The event, held on August 1-7, is expected to feature bands including The Prodigy, Guano Apes and Scooter.
"I spoke to the Krasnodar region authorities. Bloodhound Gang is packing their suitcases. These idiots will not perform in Kuban," Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said on Twitter on Friday.
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The Russians are patriotic and don’t put up with that crap. In the U.S. the people running the government are the ones p*ssing all over Old Glory.
I get more respect for the Russians every day.
They respect their country which is more than I can say for many Americans.
But the (du)m(b)asses have been repeatedly told by the media and left wing academics that the Cold War was a paranoid and irrational fear of Communism.
Bloodhound Gang screwed up big time. I’m helping out a little with the concert. Met some of the groups when they arrived at the airport. All have been great. Kubana music festival is a blast! Expecting over 300,000 this year.
Don't forget Bruuuuuuce.
What the hell did people THINK he was doing in that picture?
Am I suffering from false memories or was America more like this at one time?
There still are vestigial laws on the books about how to handle the flag but I have faint recollections that if you pulled off some stunt like that some patriot was liable to come along and knock your lights out.
Is this the event’s website? It’s what I found via search engine but cannot get the page to load (even if I reduce it just to the site.com). I get 403 “Forbidden” errors.
I’m curious to see who else is playing.
The same exact thing is happening to me.
Since this is a US band I assume the flag this jag-off put in his pants was a US flag.
It seems the Russians have more respect for our flag than we do.
if you pulled off some stunt like that some patriot was liable to come along and knock your lights out.
I would shake his hand afterward.
Strange. I’m getting that too. I was on the site just the other day too.
As an alternative, you can check vkontakte (the Russian Facebook):
There is a picture with all the groups listed.
Or, you can also look up Kubana on Facebook - although everything is in Russian.
No, a Russian flag.
Article describes it as “band member shoved the country’s flag”, so I assume it was Russia’s.
If it was our flag I would say that if we don’t stand up for our own flag, why would anyone else?
This country’s self hatred is most certainly going to lead to its downfall.
If he really wanted to challenge “the establishment”, he would do this stunt with a United Nations flag.
here it would considered so effing cool and awesome to put the flag in your butt crack
Good for Moscow telling these losers to take a hike
I meant to type SHOULD, not WOULD.
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