Kid Rock Delivered The Greatest & Worst Comment Thread Ever
On August 2nd Kid Rock rocked the Mississippi Valley Fair. While there is no official attendance, it appeared to be an MVF record with an audience nearing 30,000. But the real fireworks came in the following week thanks to the comment thread on our post about the show.
The most polarizing musician?
Is Kid Rock the most polarizing musician out there right now? Probably. Yes, even more than Five Finger Death Punch or Nickleback. Part is his music and part is politics. Mix those two things together on social media, and get your popcorn ready. Cause it's on.
Now before we get to the actual comments, let's be nerds and look at some stats. The post had 1,600 like/hearts and 169 laugh/sad/angry reactions. There were also 11 people that got so butt hurt by seeing something about all those people enjoying Kid Rock that they actually hid the station from their feed. Of course, that is 11 out of the 50,000 people it reached.
Oh, the comments were golden.
As of this post, there were 345 comments. The majority of them were negative. Because people don't comment when they like something. They just hit the like button and move on with life. But when they don't like it, they will make sure the world knows they have an asshole...I mean an opinion.
We'll actually start with the good. It wasn't like all 345 comments were people just dumping on him and the show.
Try not to engage...but...
For the most part, I let the comments fly with no engagement. Good or bad. But some, I just had to chime in on. Like Tom here who clearly doesn't know who we are. To his credit, after I asked him, he responded and it was a good back and forth.
But it wasn't always a pleasant engagement. People don't read the actual story. So when they kept saying "way to play a fair" I had to tell them that tickets were $100 (unless of course, you bought them early) and that it was nearly 30,000 people. But of course, they had their hot take and stuck with it.
Oh, there were also a decent amount of North Dakota comments after that show had to be canceled.
Most of the comments came from people that aren't from the Quad Cities
Like this fella "Bo Vice" who was from Mexico.
Politics and race.
Wasn't going to engage with any of these people cause there is no way that goes well. Nothing like judging 30,000 people at once because of the concert they are at. There were a ton of those that did just that basically saying every single person there had on a red hat, no teeth, are dumb and racist. Social media is so classy.
Nothing like judging an entire group at once. Also...Floyd, I wish I was that good at photoshop.
The funniest ones...
People don't read stories. They barely read headlines. If you scroll the comments on the entire post you'll see so many that talk about "what a loser he is for playing the fair" which is so funny when you and I actually know the price of those tickets and the number of people.
But the absolute best, definitely not from around here, didn't read the story jack assess, were ones like this. No Greg, the Mississippi Valley Fair is NOT in Mississippi. And when I called him (and the others) out on it, they just double down in their idiocracy.
I saw Kid Rock back in 2000 when it was Metallica, Korn, Kid Rock System of a Down, and Powerman 5000. That show ripped. And that was back when Kid Rock was huge and rockin harder. Since then, he's done songs about summer and pictures and is not my personal favorite. But, I'm impressed with any artist that can put 30,000 people in a venue for $100 or free. There are not many that can do that!
I attempted to tell some of the haters, that they don't have to love him. But why do you have to be a keyboard warrior and crap on what other people like? Live and let live.
I hope the haters can see their favorite band with 30,000 other like-minded people and if that band rocks, we'll be there as well. Or if they like underground/indie bands then I hope they can see that band rock 20 people at a Denny's. We might be there for that one too.
If you'd like to stir the pot some more, here is the original Facebook post. Enjoy.