Buju bombs in Florida

Posted on 03 Nov 2009 at 3:06pm

When Buju Banton came to Dallas, his 50 fans were met with 40 protesters and 40 Dallas police officers.

Buju Banton protest in Dallas in October
Buju Banton protest in Dallas in October

The Buju tour has moved to Florida and according to Equality Florida, the promoter has lost over $100,000. Concerts were canceled in St.Petersburg, Orlando and Tallahassee.

In Dallas, the concert was canceled by a large, downtown venue and picked up by a small Deep Ellum Club. In Tampa, a large club also canceled, but The Cuban Club, a straight bar in their gay neighborhood, picked up the singer. However, after protests, the club refused to allow Banton to perform the song advocating killing gays people.

His Miami concert simply failed to sell many tickets.

— David Taffet

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