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Too Fast for Sarnia

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Thank the gods, today's London Free Press brings word that the effort to keep glam metal dinosaurs Mötley Crüe from rocking Sarnia, Ontario's Rogers Bayfest have failed. Despite efforts by Sarnia city council member Dave Boushy, who opposed the band's appearance and accurately described their offstage antics as "pornographic," the full council refused to heed his warnings.

But as the paper reports, local grandfather Gord Park, the man who first alerted city officials to the Crüe's lewd legacy, remains defiant:

"There's been an enormous reaction and I'd say 99 per cent is in favour of my opinion," Park said. "People are saying this world is on a downward spiral. I'm not just talking about Motley Crue, I'm talking about any kind of trash."

Park is disappointed council didn't support Boushy's attempt to have input on Bayfest's lineup.

"I just hope groups like the Women's Interval Home and other protection agencies that combat drugs and sex abuse can handle the repercussions of what's being promoted."

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  1. I just hope groups like the Women’s Interval Home and other protection agencies that combat drugs and sex abuse can handle the repercussions of what’s being promoted.

    LOL!
    That’s some funny shit.

  2. Ahh Canada… always 20(or is it 30 now?) years behind…

    I yearn for those simpler days, when all we had to fear were subliminal messages in our heavy metal and white trash guys drinking too much vodka.

  3. “It wasn’t the 80s in Canada until about 1993.”

  4. Imagine what will happen when Canada finally enters the 90’s, and discovers internet porn.

  5. Russ R,

    “If I have to sit through one more flat-chested Nova Scotian riding a Mountie on the back of a Zamboni, I’ll go oot of my mind!”

  6. Canada has a point. They send us Rush, we send them Motley Crue?

    Hardly fair.

  7. Skoal, funny shit indeed.
    Sarnia, Canada’s answer to Port Huron 🙂

  8. Abdul,

    I agree. The proportional response to Rush should have been a cruise missile.

  9. Hasn’t Mötley Crüe’s 15 minutes expired yet?
    I remember whe they were great good average OK if you were stoned really, really sucky.

  10. Aren’t these guys pushing into their late 50s now? Maybe to Grandpa Park that makes them young whippersnappers, but something tells me the band and their fanbase will be in bed by midnight, and stone sober.

    Canada has a point. They send us Rush, we send them Motley Crue?

    Whatever. They sent us Bryan Adams and Celine Dion too. Push.

  11. Doesn’t Canada deny visas to people with misdemeanor marijuana convicitions? How the hell can the Crue possibly make it into the country with all the drugs they’ve done? And that doesn’t even begin to address the crimes of Vince Neal.

  12. har, har, poor Motley Crue. Sarnia has like 70K population, a Shell chem. plantand and zero attractions, plus their strip clubs suck too

  13. Oh noes! I wonder if it’s safe to let Grandma go on her annual Sarnia bingo pilgrimage this year.

  14. Nothing funnier than reading comments about Canada from Americans who couldn’t point out Canada on a map if their life depended on it. Believe it or not, one cranky grandfather from nowhere does not speak for all Canadians.

  15. Whatever. They sent us Bryan Adams and Celine Dion too. Push.

    So how does Anne Murray fit into all this?

  16. Nothing funnier than reading comments about Canada from Americans who couldn’t point out Canada on a map if their life depended on it.

    Canadawhat?

    Nothing funnier than watching Canucks get grumpy when we rip on them.

    “I live in America. Why would I want to go to America Jr.?” — Homer Simpson


  17. So how does Anne Murray fit into all this?

    Like a small-pox infested blanket.

  18. Nothing funnier than reading comments about Canada from Americans who couldn’t point out Canada on a map if their life depended on it.

    Tell that to somebody who used to drive SOUTH to get into Canada. 🙂

  19. Last year Aerosmith and Def Leppard played there and this year Fergie and her luscious lady humps are performing. But it’s M?tley Cr?e that’s “‘pornographic’ and could harm the city’s image?”

    Are umlauts still that scary?

  20. Umlauts are always scary.

  21. Whatever. They sent us Bryan Adams and Celine Dion too. Push.

    You’re forgetting Neil Young.

  22. Uh yeah. I’m pretty sure the young people everywhere are doing rebellious things IN SPITE of Motley Crue, hardly because of them.

    Their music sucked, they look ridiculuous, their bodies are probably destroyed by drugs, and the women they banged (or bang) are either ugly, disease-ridden, or both. Plus, don’t most of them have kids by now?

    Yeah, sign me up for that.

  23. F?ck y???, ?ml?u?s r?l

  24. Look, this guy’s shocked: ?

    and this guy’s pissed: ?

    and this one’s a vampire: ?

    and this one’s jesus: ?

    Hm, perhaps writing my thesis is driving me insane.

  25. Hey, say what you want, but we’re on TOP, baby. But don’t fret, we’ll still sell you our water when your well runs dry.

  26. Motley Crue’s music was always so juvenile I could never enjoy it on any level.

    Sort of off topic, but has anyone else read Nikki Sixx’s book called “The Heroin Diaries”?

    Not only were they all strung out (particularly Nikki Sixx and to a lesser extent Tommy Lee), but they were all total childish assholes and bullies (to their fans, to each other and to total strangers). Talk about a band in need of an airplane crash.

    Except for Sixx and Lee, they all hated each other and their managers quite vehemently for the entire time they were popular.

  27. And here I thought the real issue wasn’t whether or not they should be allowed to enter Canada, but whether or not we can bar them from returning…

  28. Let’s look at the threat, shall we?

    –the guitarist is seriously ill and looks about 90 years old.

    –the bassist has been sober and boring for about a decade.

    –the singer is a garden-variety lush who will be passed out by midnight.

    –the drummer can’t even hold up a reality show, ferchrissakes, though I suppose he could be a health hazard if he’s the one who gave Pamela Anderson Hepatitis C. Don’t know that for sure.

  29. The Tragically Hip, The Tea Party, Our Lady Peace–Canada has great RECENT acts. Am I the only one here under 50?

  30. Did previous generations have to endure bullshittery like this? In the 60s were there a bunch of washed-up old big bands touring the country endlessly playing “Mac The Knife”? Further proof that the good die young.

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