It was the “f— you” and implicit mic drop heard ’round the world.
Or, at least heard ’round Grand Rapids’ social media sphere (and likely far, far beyond) as reports of singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne’s expletive-laden on-stage meltdown flooded Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The famously mercurial artist abruptly stopped his set and stormed off stage Wednesday night when several members (seated in the front row, directly in the singer’s sightline) in the sold-out audience at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wouldn’t stop yapping during the quiet of “Like Rock & Roll and Radio.”
It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.
The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.
This past week, WZZM 13 aired a story that looked at panhandlers in and around the city of Grand Rapids. In the report, they found that a lot of the panhandlers were lying about being homeless as well as lying about being veterans.
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