Ripple Effect ends in Rage

  • Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 2, 2008 - 10:06 PM

Rage Against the Machine showed up late and without a permit and did not get to perform, resulting in a crowd protest.

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sidsdependsSep. 2, 08 9:42 PM

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jackhargySep. 2, 08 9:53 PM

The band/political activists wait until 530 pm to announce they will show up to perform at the concert. Then state they will go on between six and six thirty, arrive closer to six forty five and wonder why they were denied onstage performance time? Please....they knew exactly what they were doing. They wanted to incite more protests and they did. They bailed out around the capitol after leading a march toward the Xcel so they wouldn't be arrested for inciting a riot or having an unplanned protest or whatever. Also so they could play tomorrow night and collect the $60 a ticket that people paid. Right or wrong, their political views are a right. A right that should be protected. But don't pretend and hide behind smoke and mirrors. There is a difference between protesting and terrorism. While Rage hasn't yet crossed that line, they seem to have no problem prodding others to do so. Disagreeing with current/future government acts doesn't mean you have the right to damage property and infringe on other people's rights. But then anarchists always seem to think someone else is always to blame, don't they?

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lazer4Sep. 2, 0810:53 PM

They suck too!

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big_ahtaySep. 2, 0811:23 PM

It is encouraging that Rage Against The Machine is still here to ensure that those who have been traditionally held voiceless still have power and presence to make their place and voice known. While they might not fit the line-up of so called "artists" that the GOP has put together, that is entirely their point and their right. Don't like 'em - don't go see 'em. RATM is in Mni'se'ota and there will be nearly 18,000 of us in the Target Center tomorrow night listening to truth and power. Think they suck - stay home. $60 too much for you - don't worry about it, you didn't buy my concert tickets. Believe there's some sort of conspiracy tied to why they showed up late to RippleEffect - you're entitled to your conspiracy theory because.... of your right to do so as guaranteed by the Constitution (so long as the GOP has not already removed it from applying to you).

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solaceSep. 3, 08 2:42 AM

Killing In The Name of, not Testify

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solaceSep. 3, 08 2:44 AM

and Mary Schrader is an absolute LIAR. i was standing right in front of the soundboard when power was cut at around 6:40 (their permit went until 7pm. the band was only going to play 2 or 3 songs anyway. as peaceful as the crowd was (before and after), they should have just let them play. i'm sure it just pissed off a few more people in the crowd after they didn't get to truly play (they still weren't violent or that upset after the band left the capitol groudns though)

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solaceSep. 3, 08 2:47 AM

as for the permit... the organizers were denied a permit MULTIPLE times with Rage on the bill, so they were trying to sneak in somewhat under the radar and play just a few songs. from comments from the band afterwards, they weren't surprised they weren't allowed to play really.

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chief5891Sep. 3, 08 3:18 AM

rage is hear and we shall rage in mpls!

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emufarmerSep. 3, 08 8:03 AM

The police don't know how to handle people they have pissed off. $60 (tonight @ target center)is just to limit the radical fans.

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EsathreSep. 3, 08 8:11 AM

What a dumb move on Rage's part. Yes, ok, deomnstrate, have a voice, whatever. Don't think you can throw a free show without a permit, whther they were denied or not, they didn't have one. And then lead a march? And you guys think it was peaceful? They had to bust out tear gas on those fools!! Do you not read? http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/conventions/27782184.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUs

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