Sarajevo’s Gay Violence Helps Detract Iggy Concert


Legendary American rocker Iggy Pop canceled an upcoming concert in Sarajevo following violence at the city’s first gay festival.

Activists there were forced to retreat last week after a gang of nationalist trouble-makers attacked the festival’s opening night, sending ten people to the hospital. Obviously displeased over the upset, Pop says he will not be appearing:

“The concert is canceled,” Rajko Bogdanovic, an organiser, told Reuters on telephone. “The main reason lies in negative images that went out of Sarajevo in the past days.”

Sarajevo is still on the list of the world high-risk places,” said Bogdanovic, the director of the Art Zone agency. He added that ticket sales were also poor.

Yeah, we can’t really see Bosnia’s nationalists or Muslim activists going for Pop’s flamboyance…