Pat McCrory made a surprise appearance at Moogfest, attending a VIP pool party atop the Aloft Hotel. Meanwhile, protestors went on with a planned rally against his policies.
McCrory was originally scheduled to appear at a kickoff panel of the five-day festival, which celebrates music technology and innovation. Local residents organized a protest against the Republican governor after the announcement.
Jill Lieberman, a Moogfest spokeswoman, said Friday morning that McCrory would not attend “due to a scheduling conflict.” Later that day, McCrory’s office said organizers asked him not to attend the event but sent best wishes for a successful event. Moog said that it regretted any miscommunication between the parties.
Most people were not expecting to see McCrory here for the event, although protesters continued with their rally Wednesday afternoon at the Vance Monument.
About 80 people attended the protest. The protest lasted about an hour and featured various speakers who criticized the governor for his policies.
Teddy wonders what's going on behind the scenes with the organizers of Moogfest and why they're so interested in having the unpopular Governor McCoalAsh playing groupie at their concert.