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Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

Last month, rocker Ted Nugent drew Secret Service scrutiny when he said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," at an NRA convention in St. Louis.

That was on April 18, ancient history in the news cycle, but as roving heavy-metal reporter Brandon Marshall learned last night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre before Nugent's concert with Styx and REO Speedwagon, many Nugent fans are still no fan of Obama. And to be fair, a few give zero fucks about politics and were just there to rock. Godspeed.

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

When this male Ted Nugent fan was asked about the recent investigation by the Secret Service into the Nuge regarding some controversial comments Nugent made about President Obama, his response was, "It's bullshit! He [Ted Nugent] lets the FBI train on his property."

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

We asked this Nugent fan if the Secret Service had grounds for an investigation: "No. He did nothing wrong and said nothing threatening."

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

"He's the worst President in history," a Ted Nugent fan states when asked what she thinks about President Obama. This was a common statement among fans of Ted Nugent at the show.

See a full slide show from last night: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent

(More Nuge fans on the next page.)  

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

When asked his thoughts on President Obama's deficit spending and the bailout: "Let him spend his money, not mine," states this Ted Nugent fan.

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

"I've never voted in my life," says a fan when asked if she will vote for President Obama in the upcoming election.

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

If this fan could sum up the presidency in a couple of words, what would they be? "Fuck him!"

See a full slide show from last night: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent

(More Nuge fans on the next page.)

 

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

This concert-goer and Ted Nugent fan is "hoping to vote out the president in this upcoming election."

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

This Ted Nugent T-shirt wearing-fan says, "Don't get me started," when asked about Obama's presidency.

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

A Pueblo, Colorado, fan would rather not comment on Obama's presidency.

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

A Wyoming concert-goer would rather not mix politics and music. While sporting a Nugent T-shirt, he says he would rather have a good time.

We leave you with this photo of the man himself last night in all his savage, red-blooded glory on the Red Rocks stage:

Obama vs. the Nuge at Red Rocks

See a full slide show from last night: Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent



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