According to Reuters, Linda Ronstadt was hired by the Las Vegas giant to impart her song stylings, not her political views to resort guests. Instead, Saturday night’s show featured a performance of Desperado, dedicated to Michael Moore, the controversial director whose latest film, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” which bashes President Bush for his actions and non-actions just prior to the tragic events of 2001.
Over a thousand people attending the show immediately left the theatre, many of whom demanded their money back. Some even became vehement, tearing down posters and spilling drinks. Ronstadt was led out of the building immediately after the performance, most likely for safety reasons, but was also told she would not be welcomed back.
Ronstadt was not available for comment, but was quoted BEFORE the performance, jokingly saying “I keep hoping that if I’m annoying enough to them, they won’t hire me back”. I think she got her wish.