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French rapper booed off stage for support for Sarkozy
AFP ^ | Aug 4 12:56 PM US/Eastern

Posted on 08/05/2007 1:58:30 PM PDT by james500

A French rap star who supports right-wing French President Nicolas Sarkozy was pelted with projectiles and booed off stage at a concert in Geneva, local press reports said Saturday.

Dozens of spectators at the opening free concert of a two-week summer festival staged a mini-riot at the appearance of singer Doc Gyneco, forcing the organisers to cancel the show after half-an-hour, the reports said.

Two men were arrested, the daily La Tribune de Geneve reported.


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French rappers, eh? I wonder if they get into slap fights with the Belgian rappers.

I'm going to cut Doc Gyneco (if that really is his name) some slack since he apparently got the stones to publicly back Sarkozy. An American rapper that supported the GOP would immediately lose all "street cred" and he'd never get any coverage by the MSM.

1 posted on 08/05/2007 1:58:36 PM PDT by james500
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Looks like France has their own party of tolerance


2 posted on 08/05/2007 2:03:39 PM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: james500
I attended a Stones concert in 1981 LA wherein the opening act Prince was booed off the stage.

It happens.

3 posted on 08/05/2007 2:11:04 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: james500

An American rapper would have returned with 9mm fire and put some heads to bed.


4 posted on 08/05/2007 2:11:11 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: james500

Looks like the “enlightened” Kermits have their own thoughts about tolerance. They guy should have gotten off stage, gone out the back, have the security officials secure all the doors and fill the place with water.


5 posted on 08/05/2007 2:15:00 PM PDT by stm
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To: ConservativeofColor

No way! I love Prince....and the Stones.


6 posted on 08/05/2007 2:21:07 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: ConservativeofColor

No way! I love Prince....and the Stones.


7 posted on 08/05/2007 2:21:13 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: TNdandelion
It happened while he was singing this song.
8 posted on 08/05/2007 2:33:26 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: ConservativeofColor

I’ll see your Prince and raise you a Jimi Hendrix. I had to go back and make sure this was accurate before I posted but back in ‘67 the Monkees took Jimi Hendrix on tour as their opening act. The pre-teen white girls who were there to see the Monkees basically booed Jimi offstage by shouting “we want Davy”, etc. He lasted for 7 shows and that was that.

http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/hendrix.asp


9 posted on 08/05/2007 2:35:52 PM PDT by james500
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To: james500

Hey, not so fast. 50 Cent went on record in 2003 IIRC saying that if he weren’t a convicted felon he’d vote for Bush because Bush was “a gangsta” and doing a good job.


10 posted on 08/05/2007 2:37:47 PM PDT by oakcon
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To: oakcon

You’re right! I remember that now.


11 posted on 08/05/2007 2:39:34 PM PDT by james500
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To: james500
Interesting.

The crowd I was in was there to see the Stones, though I'm not certain that's why they booed Prince. There were many other acts that were all well received. The way I remember it, it had more to do with the song he was singing at the time.

See post 8.

12 posted on 08/05/2007 2:41:16 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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I went to see U2 at teh Cow Palace in 84. A Madona impersonater was one of the opening acts. She got hit by a thrown shoe.
Kind of funny.
She deserved to get hit with a shovel, she was terrible.


13 posted on 08/05/2007 2:42:44 PM PDT by Holicheese (Zap Razdowler Rules!)
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To: james500

I won a bar trivia contest with that nugget.
I won a pitcher of beer.


14 posted on 08/05/2007 2:43:48 PM PDT by Holicheese (Zap Razdowler Rules!)
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To: Holicheese
Speaking of thrown shoes...

I saw the Stones at Anaheim Stadium in the late 70s. For reasons I've never understood the crowd started throwing their shoes at the stage. Mick Jagger was dodging flying shoes for ten minutes before he finally stopped right in the middle of a song and told the crowd "ok, go ahead if you must and throw your damned shoes". For the next 20 minutes that's what they did. When it was over there were shoes stacked 2' deep on stage. It took another 20 minutes to clear them. Then the concert continued.

I'll never understand why someone would want to throw their shoes especially at somone they liked. But it happened, I was there.

15 posted on 08/05/2007 3:01:31 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: ConservativeofColor

In `72 after standing in line all nite for Stones tickets in Nashville the crowd got to pushing and several people
got pushed through the glass doors the next morning,short people were passing out,it was exhausting

The Stones in their prime,that was something to behold.
The smoke during the show was thick


16 posted on 08/05/2007 3:56:52 PM PDT by 31M20RedDevil (Fred Thompson for President)
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To: 31M20RedDevil

The Stones were a great show. I was a kid back then; I’ll be 50 in November. It’s hard to believe they’re at it still entertaining a new generation.


17 posted on 08/05/2007 4:01:39 PM PDT by ConservativeofColor
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To: ConservativeofColor

The show at the Cow Palace was when they still could do general admission shows. So as soon as someone, anyone, walked onto the stage, everyone started to push towards rhe stage. I learn to always wear converse hightops to a concert. No matter what, noone can step on the back of your shoe and get it off.
Throwing shoes used to be a huge part of concert going.


18 posted on 08/05/2007 6:13:00 PM PDT by Holicheese (Zap Razdowler Rules!)
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To: james500

19 posted on 08/05/2007 6:17:48 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: oakcon

see not all of the gangsta rappers are shills for the Dems (ie. Kanye West).


20 posted on 08/05/2007 8:52:20 PM PDT by Schwaeky (Draft Fred Thompson)
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To: Schwaeky

I think LL Cool J has attended some GOP fundraisers, and actually did support Governor Pataki.


21 posted on 08/05/2007 8:57:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: james500

Any guesses who these booers were?


22 posted on 08/05/2007 9:39:32 PM PDT by Wiz
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