Many were upset that the town council booked a "big city rock band" as dangerously controversial as Rage Against the Machine -- an opinion shared only by Spanish Fork and whoever was exactly 14 and a half when Killing In The Name was released. Businesses closed early, car dealers moved their merchandise in case of rioting, and one store even brought guard dogs to fend off potential scoundrels. The town was particularly frightened by rumors that the drug dealers and gang members who accompany RATM everywhere would fall in love with Spanish Fork's rustic charm and opt to stay. Many were also worried that the violent nature of a rock concert would result in mass injuries and even death, not realizing that your typical mosh pit isn't filled with violent maniacs, just people so socially awkward that they need a running start at a hug.
Rage Against the Machine did end up performing, breaking the town's impressive 145-year Footloose-like streak of not having fun. And ... nothing else happened. But the residents of Spanish Fork still learned a valuable lesson. Many swore to get more involved in local politics so they could make sure something like this would never happen again. If only they knew how proud it would make Rage Against the Machine to see them standing up to the Man.
It'd probably kill them.