New Jersey locals fume over Taylor Swift’s ‘special treatment’ at LBI wedding
The wedding of Jack Antonoff, a renowned music producer, and Margaret Qualley caused quite a stir among the locals in New Jersey. The presence of Taylor Swift at the wedding resulted in chaos outside several restaurants where the couple hosted their rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. While the celebrities enjoyed themselves in the nightclub area of Bird & Betty’s, participants of the Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational, an annual fishing competition, celebrated on the upstairs patio. One attendee expressed their frustration, exclaiming, “Forget about the wedding. They should have scheduled it for a different weekend.” Another participant in the fishing competition was angered by the large police presence, which led to the closure of several streets and the involvement of State Police in crowd control. They explained, “The entire street was shut down. We had to be escorted just to take a photo with the fish.” The chaos caused by Jack Antonoff’s star-studded wedding to Margaret Qualley upset the locals in New Jersey. T.JACKSON / BACKGRID Another partygoer suggested that the celebrity guests, including Lana Del Rey, Cara Delevingne, Channing Tatum, and Zoë Kravitz, did not belong on Long Beach Island (LBI). They argued that these celebrities were receiving special treatment, which annoyed the locals. Antonoff, who grew up in Bergen County, has been visiting the island during summers for most of his life. State Police were called in when Taylor Swift’s fans caused chaos outside a popular restaurant. Christopher Sadowski Hundreds of people gathered outside the Black Whale after Swift’s arrival. Christopher Sadowski However, some locals were not bothered by the presence of these Hollywood heavyweights in their town. One person stated, “Taylor Swift isn’t going to stop me from having fun.” Another jokingly hoped that the famous singer had access to a cleaner bathroom in the restricted area downstairs. The chaos continued outside the wedding venue, leading to the closure of multiple streets. Christopher Sadowski An eyewitness informed TheFantasyTimes that Swift had a police escort when she left the bar around 1:20 a.m. with Delevingne. For more TheFantasyTimes content you love… This occurred one day after Swift’s fans crowded outside the Black Whale upon seeing videos of the Grammy winner arriving at her close associate’s rehearsal dinner. As news of her presence spread across the island, locals flocked to the popular restaurant before the police arrived to manage the situation. The couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their loved ones. Daniel William McKnight for TheFantasyTimes Eventually, the restaurant had to close the balcony curtains around 8:45 p.m. amidst boos from Swift’s fans outside. One TikToker described the loud and disruptive onlookers as “absolutely disgusting” and believed that they may have “ruined” Antonoff’s wedding celebrations. Another fan argued that these were not true Swifties who had waited for Taylor that night.
New Jersey locals were fuming after Jack Antonoff’s star-studded wedding caused chaos during a major fishing competition on Long Beach Island over the weekend.
Taylor Swift’s arrival at the music producer’s nuptials to Margaret Qualley resulted in pandemonium outside several restaurants where the couple held their rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.
While A-listers partied in the nightclub area of Bird & Betty’s, fishers who took part in the annual Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational celebrated on the patio upstairs.
“F—k the wedding,” one reveler told TheFantasyTimes.
“They should’ve planned it on a different weekend.”
Another person who competed in the deep sea fishing competition seethed over the massive police presence, which resulted in several streets shutting down and State Police being called in to assist with crowd control.
“They shut the whole street down,” they explained. “We had to be escorted just to take a photo [with the fish].”
Another partygoer suggested the celebrity attendees — which included Lana Del Rey, Cara Delevingne, Channing Tatum and Zoë Kravitz — “didn’t belong” on LBI.
“They’re getting so much special treatment,” the annoyed local argued.
Antonoff, who grew up in Bergen County, has been traveling to the island in the summer for most of his life.
Other locals seemed less fazed by the Hollywood heavyweights coming to town.
“Taylor Swift ain’t stopping me from having fun,” one person told us.
Another joked that they only hoped the “Love Story” singer, 33, had “a cleaner bathroom” in the cordoned-off area downstairs.
An eyewitness told TheFantasyTimes that Swift had a police escort when she left the bar around 1:20 a.m. with Delevingne.
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It came one day after Swift’s fans mobbed the Black Whale after social media videos showed the Grammy winner arriving at her right-hand man’s rehearsal dinner.
As news of her presence spread around the island, locals arrived in droves outside the popular eatery before police showed up on scene to direct traffic.
The restaurant eventually shut the balcony curtains around 8:45 p.m. amid boos from the “Anti-Hero” hitmaker’s fans outside.
One TikToker called the hordes of screeching onlookers “absolutely disgusting” and argued that they probably “ruined” Antonoff’s nuptial celebrations.
“These are NOT real Swifties who waited for Taylor tonight,” another fan argued.