Big Day Out Fires Odd Future
The sneering L.A. skate-rap collective have been dropped from at least one date on the Big Day Out tour, a multi-city traveling festival that crosses New Zealand and Australia in January and February. The NZ Herald reports that OF have been dropped from the lineup of the festival’s Auckland show after one person, a Wellington native named Calum Bennachie, wrote to the Auckland City Council, which owns Big Day Out venue Mt. Smart Stadium. Bennachie complained about the group’s homophobic lyrics, and the City Council, evidently, listened. These letter-writing campaigns sometimes work! Or they do in New Zealand, at least.
O.F. is still listed on the festival’s website, so evidently they’ll be there for at least some of the shows.