A Rash of Booing Incidents at Concerts Reveals That Fan Culture Is Getting More Toxic – VICE

“They eat their young, don’t they.” A Rash of Booing Incidents at Concerts Reveals That Fan Culture Is Getting More Toxic Drake’s rejection at Camp Flog Gnaw earlier this month shows that fans increasingly believe they have control of the aux cord, even when it harms artists. By Jaelani Turner-Williams Nov 22 2019, 2:50pm One fan out of the approximately 50,000 Camp Flog Gnaw attendees this year had a recommendation that could have been Drake’s saving grace when he was booed off the stage at the Los Angeles event earlier this month: “He should’ve played ‘Nonstop.’” (Hear it at 16:39 below.) As surprise headliner for the Tyler, the Creator-curated festival—performing among the likes of avant garde wonders Solange and FKA Twigs and heavy-spitters Da Baby and YG—Drake should have been a crowd-pleaser, if not a little mainstream, but instead, his appearance at CFG ushered in a roaring demand for Frank Ocean. Visibly blindsided, Drake attempted to reason with guests at the CAMP stage, even performing “Feel No Ways” as a favor for Tyler, but he was no match for the crowd’s resounding boos. After expressing gratitude for being invited, a frustrated Drake retreated backstage. With no Frank Ocean in sight, the eager crowd continued to wait, only to witness CFG staff breaking down the stage and a fluorescent message onContinue Reading