New Jersey locals fume over Taylor Swift’s ‘special treatment’ at LBI wedding

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By Dan Sears

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 Page Six. 

“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].”

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New Jersey locals fumed over the chaos of Jack Antonoff’s star-studded wedding to Margaret Qualley.
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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.


Police
State Police were called in after Taylor Swift’s fans caused chaos outside a popular eatery.
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The Black Whale
Hundreds of people showed up outside the Black Whale after Swift’s arrival.
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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.


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The chaos continued outside the couple’s wedding venue, which resulted in multiple streets being shut down.
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An eyewitness told Page Six 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.

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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.


Jack Antonoff and Margaret Qualley
The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in front of family and friends.
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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.

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