Getty ImagesThe New Jersey Devils had their home opener on Friday night, losing in a shootout against the New York Islanders. When Damien Brunner opened the scoring 2:29 into the first period, the crowd at The Rock was elated.
That is, until the blaring horn faded into the goal celebration song. And then the fans booed.
Gone was “Rock and Roll Part II”, a.k.a. the “Hey!” song from glam rock artist and convicted child molester Gary Glitter. In its place was “This Is Our House”, from New Jersey native and Jon Bon Jovi and his band.
Listen to the crowd turn:
Now, this is notable for a few reasons, none the least that Bon Jovi was booed in Newark, which might be grounds for deportation in New Jersey. (OK, maybe just a shakedown from the feds; booing Bruce would mean deportation.)
“Rock and Roll Part II” has been a part of Devils tradition since before their move from Colorado in 1982. They were one of the first franchises to adopt the arena rock anthem, and it’s been their goal song on and off forRead More »from NJ Devils fans boo new Bon Jovi goal song, yearn for Gary Glitter