Skip to comments.Lady Gaga Cancels Indonesian Concert After Threats
Posted on 05/28/2012 12:28:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
JAKARTAAmerican pop star Lady Gaga has decided to cancel her Indonesian concert amid security concerns after Islamic extremists threatened violence if she tried to perform in the Muslim-majority country.
While the "Born This Way Ball" concert scheduled for June 3 was sold out of its 52,000 tickets, whether it would actually happen had been uncertain for close to two weeks after local police refused to give the necessary permit for the concert. Police officials had originally said they were worried about potential violence and didn't approve of the pop star's message or outfits.
The police, who have to provide security and crowd control for big events, had seemed to be softening their stance in the past week, with some Indonesians believing the permits would be approved if Lady Gaga agreed to tone down her performance. However, in the end it was the artist's side that decided it wasn't worth the risk.
"With threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling off the concert," Minola Sebayang, a lawyer for concert promoter Big Daddy, told the Associated Press on Sunday. "This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."
While the Southeast Asian nation of 240 million has been largely moderate and secular through most of its history, a small and sometimes violent sliver of Muslim hard-liners has at times sought to block events and shut down establishments they think clash with Islamic values. Some of the groups think Lady Gaga's skimpy clothing and suggestive dance moves and lyrics shouldn't be allowed in Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation.
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I have read and heard her interviews; she is no intellectual. An excellent huckster coupled with shrewd agents and talented business managers, to be sure. So you like her “music”, that is no reason to sully the name conservatism by trying to justify your enjoyment by claiming that she is a conservative. She is what she is, a well-managed attention whore.
Have you even listened to her lyrics/songs?
You haven’t. You are judging a book by its cover.
The show is a show, How did you feel about K.I.S.S. and Alice Cooper, and W.A.S.P. way back when? How do you like them now?
That’s no lady, that’s a Gaga!
Sorry, mate, but I have listened to her music. Some rehashed disco and pseudo techno beats coupled with some passable lyrics. I know this is difficult for you to believe, but there are audiophiles you have taken the time to listen to her music and still find it to be annoying.
Yes, she has a shock-value show. Big whoop, if that is what turns you on, so be it. Remind me when KISS or Alice Cooper openly lobbied congresscritters for their pet causes. She sure as hell does.
‘I give her kudos for her business acumen.’
.....and there’s this...’THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND...’ so maybe we can depend on her to give jihadi’s heck in the future’
That’s ‘cause droids don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
Right. What we need in this counhtry are more intellectuals. Like Gaga, Madonna, Cher, Elvis (if only he were breathing), Bono, and other intellectuals.
I won’t remind you of Blackie Lawless then, or Alice Cooper...both lobbied.
Gene Simmons voted for the ‘won’, Jesus Christ on crutches....lobbied.
Who doesn’t freaking lobby? I don’t because I don’t have any freakin’ money....If you did, you would, so don’t take me there...
She is a personna; nothing more. Don’t take her to heart, she seems to disturb alot of folks. That seems to be the only way to make any money these days.
I am just a plain ole East TX. cattle wrangler and former musician. I can tell you when a duck is a duck.
Good day to you, and Bless Those Who Did Not Make it Home.
That is what you are doing, it is weird and creepy, and shows amazing ignorance of conservatism.
I take it you respectfully disagree with the notion that what this country needs are more intellectuals of the Gaga type?
If I had the talent, I would lead them on just like Rush, all the way to the bank.
You would too. You know you would.
Well, there ya go. As you have pointed out so well, she is completely derivative. I could care less about her schtick, I just don’t dig her music. Big whoop. If you dig it, fine; just don’t try to justify it by claiming that she is a signing dancing right winger. Fair enough?
On a more important note, what sort of cattle do you run?
I want more elites in this country. They have money. Your monkeyass don’t. Go figure.
You don’t know anything, and you are no conservative.
You seem to worship money and whatever it takes to get more of it.
No wonder you think so little of conservative Americans and freerepublic.
TTYL, fool. I would like to see you live without dinero!
I need money, please send me some! Fool.
TTYL, fool. I would like to see you live without it!
I need money, please send me some! PO Box 1201 Kaufman, TX 75142
Geez, we have all been wasting time on a child.
If that is how you percieve it, so be it. Adios
Leave Elvis out of this.
This just cost the GLBT crew a couple things. One is money, two is propaganda value in that country. Now that the muzzies scared her off, they will turn their threats toward other performers who are unislamic. But alas. music itself is unislamic.
The powers in the entertainment are now faced with a very real dilemma. Continue kissing muzzie ass and go broke/lose converts to their agenda or be honest with their treatment of muslim coverups going forward.
I think money and the gay agenda will trump muzzies in short order. It may turn out that (and I cant belive Im typing this...) Lady Gaga is the turning point weve waited for. Then again, we still have the lesser of those evils to contend with.
Metal has a much more dedicated and hardcore fan base than pop ever will. They’re usually a huge draw.
What is a 19 year old who lives in his parents' basement doing marrying a 42 yo woman?
UP THE IRONS! (said the long time Maiden fan);)
This is true. but I was more referring to the political side of the industry. Metal, while now commercialized to a greater degree than ever, is a lot less agenda oriented. That side of the fence should be fine, but the ‘Britany’ crowd is (and always has been) the problem. For purposes of this issue anyway.
Have you heard of Kreator?
Heard the name before. I’ll give them a you tube whirl and see whats up.
Have you ever listened to her patter in between songs at a concert? She is a flaming lib.
I agree completely except, being old enough to have seen Madonna in her prime (at JFK Stadium - Live Aid), I would say Lady Gaga is more "Madonna redux" than "Madonna on steroids". Madonna was easily (and remains) as prone to frequent reinventions and outrageous costumes and dazzling showmanship as Lady Gaga. It is yet to be seen if Lady Gaga is as talented and durable as Madonna, but I sure do like some of her songs. Lady Gaga's performance HERE, playing piano and singing a song she wrote, is simply extraordinary.
Cop another feel, mortarforker! I got your balls plus 8. She has 6 months on me, thats all....
I might be your daddy forker! I used to fork moose cows...
Up the Irons! Hell yes!
RIP R.J.D. we miss you. We Rock; we are The Last In Line.
Got to see Maiden, Dio and Motorhead at Cricket Pavilion in Phoenix. My then young daughter, whose only concert has been a Brittany show in Vegas and thought she had been to a ‘real concert’ became suddenly edumicated in the ways of ‘the Metal’ ;)
She’s been a metal chick every since. How could she not be? Dio, Maiden and Motorhead in 6 hours? That would convert the Pope ;)
Yes! I love you! ok, I don’t but I do! up the irons! long live R.J.D.! We Rock! Heavy Metal Rules! Suckers!
When you have Lemmy screaming “The OUICE of SPOUIDES!”, followed by a contest between Dio and Dickenson seeing who can string out a high vibrato’d note for 2 minuets (to midnight?), well...that’s metal heaven right there.
Yeah, I got you brotherman! Freakin’ awesome!
If Kajagoogoo married Lady Gaga, would the group marriage be known as Kajagoogoo Gaga?
Ugh! Her face looks like a badly decomposed burn victim.
A dead one that is.
Why don’t YOU go to Jakarta and denounce Islam if you’re so tough?
If she had gone through with it, and if she, any of her staff, or fans had been killed, you would be saying she was such a stupid idiot to be there in the first place.