(Doh!) Bandwidth Headliner Flakes Out
This is so ridiculous that I can't even get mad about it. Seriously, I should've been pissed, but all I could do was laugh when I heard the news. Barely a week before our big launch party at Kinetic Playground, came word that our headlining band, The Dirty Things, broke up and won't be able to play our gig. RFC's Chief Launch Party Coordinator, Brian J, got this message via a MySpace email message late Friday afternoon: hey brian, i hate doing this to you. things we're in utter turmoil on wednesday (if i seemed a bit strange) and we were hoping the show would lift our spirits but it didn't help. looks like we're calling it quits. i really would like to fullfill our obligations but we just can't. i can throw you some names of some bands if you like. i'm so sorry for the last minute notice but our lead singer is a bitch. i will be starting a new project and i hope to work with you again in the future. thanks so much for making it out to the show and i hope there's no hard feelings. let me know if there's anything i can do: 312-7xx-7xxx sincerely, josh Josh never did return messages from Brian or myself this weekend, so now we're scrambing to find a replacement band. "Work with you again in the future???" "No hard feelings???"Are you serious? We plastered your name all over our site, Future Perfect Radio, MySpace and any other form of media willing to list our event, and even printed up 1000 glossy flyers all with your name at the top of the bill. We did all that and you can't even return a phone call after leaving us high and dry? Wow Josh, we can't wait to promote your next band and work with you again in the future! Gossipy Update: In fairness to Josh, Brian J said that he did finally email him back this afternoon and suggested some other bands. Though, four days off, this hardly absolves the situation. Gossipy Update #2: Josh responds to my email from last Friday: ...i will attempt contacting the other guys and see if we can work something out but i will say it is unlikely. i feel terrible about this. in my defense, i want the band to carry on but the singer/guitarist does not. i'm gonna brainstorm about other possibilities...i am truely sorry for this situation.