Let's forget the Kol Kore, it's beside the point, what we may have March 9th at MSG is a showdown, a duel that's been in the making for quite some time now. There are hundreds and thousands of alienated youth and not so youth who feel like they've been given the shaft all these years. They may have hard times in Yeshivos, or maybe they were asked to leave Yeshivos altogether. Many of them never left the fold, and many may still love Torah and Yiddishkeit, but they have their likes and dislikes, and they believe that Rabbonim etc. do no speak to them when they proclaim things that seem innocent to them to be Ossur and worse. They're the ones who knock Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva off all stripes whenever they can. Recent stories of coverups, corruption, and the general state of relations between Rabbonim, Rebbes, and Roshei Yeshiva only add fuel to the fire, and provide ammunition. Then there are those that are Oofgeklerte Mentshen, they may have had run-ins with Rabbonim and such for whatver reasons, and they don't care for them. Then there are those that simply don't see what the big deal about going to an innocent litle concert is, especially if there's separate seating and all, so instead of accepting the KK they begin to believe that maybe there's some truth to what the nay-sayers say about Kol Korehs such as these; that it's all a bunch of lies and bluff.
I see that many agree that this all about breaking Lipa, and not so much about the actual concert. That Lipa is the first such threat to Heimishe/Chassidishe kids since he speaks their language, and teaches them to do stuff they never thought imagineable in theircurrent, pure Chassidishe state. "Di Moderne Kennen Gein Tzi Alle Rieches," they say, just leave our kids alone. That would explain why other concerts never get the attention that Lipa's get; since they don't really cater to the Heimish, so there's no need to bother. MBD, Fried and Shwekey, although they perform at all kinds of events and venues, aren't the threat that Lipa is even with his "no mixed seating" policy, which is why he taped his performances for HASC. This is apparently the motivation of those who went around collecting the signatures, not the Rabbonim, since the Rabbonim never saw it fit to Asser on their own. This too is another issue that begs to be discussed; why is it that "askonim," as well-meaning as they may be, are the ones that decide what the Tzav HaSho'oh is, and remind the Rabbonim what needs to be done?! Why is that the same Askonim who so fought the BP Eruv are the ones now saving us from this Issur? Are they as credible now as they were then? Are all those Yidden with Shtraymel/Vayse Zoken who carry their Taleisim and push baby carriages on Shabbos really racking up DeOrayses all that time like the "askonim" claim?
What many want to see is the Rabbonim who signed go down there and stand at the entrance, warning people of the harm this concert will do to them and their children, and of the bad example that they're teaching their children. "If they're so concerened let them go down there and force people to defy them," they say, otherwise the KK is worthless. Obviously that'll never happen, as well it shouldn't. It's not LeFi Kvodom and and will only hurt their cause. Maybe the Askonim will get a group of guys to go and be Moyche instead, and maybe the cops will have to come and restore order; that oughtta be fun to watch, not that I'm a violent guy or wish violence c"v. They say that Lipa was at the wedding of a child of Rav David Abuchatzeira of Naharia, Israel last week, and that he got a major Brochoh for the concert, this adds another dimension to the whole saga; who's words have more clout both here and in Himmel, and why does the Tzaddik and Mekubal not see the danger that the Rabbonim here see. I would like to add that I think Lipa is a poster child of how people can use their G-d given talents and make good money from it, even frum people, and that G-d helps you if just go out there and apply yourself. I'm just not sure how this will end, and how he'll use his talents if his tapes and appearances will be banned too... Needless to say we haven't seen the last of this.
(This is not an intent to belittle Rabbonim, Rebbes and Roshei Yeshiva in any way, please do not see it as such.)