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."