Gigs Cancelled at the Last Minute
First let me say this: No one put me up to this. In order to illustrate what bands and other talent goes through, I took it upon myself to write this blog.
Last Friday, I noticed these two postings on Facebook, postings dealing with a friend’s band cancelled at the last minute. The postings was by Shad Pearson of The Actomatics.
This was the message Shad referred to.
I’m not going to bad mouth Back Booth, a bar located in Downtown Orlando. Yet, I know exactly how this must have pissed The Actomatics off. As a DJ, I experienced this numerous times. You arrange your whole week around the scheduled night. The next thing you know, your night has been cancelled…at the last fuckin’ minute!
One time, I had the opportunity to watch an all-female football game. Yet, I had a previous agreement to DJ at a bar that same night, an agreement I honored. What happened? One morning on the scheduled date, the bar called me and cancelled me. The excuse was a scheduling mix-up. After that, would you believe the same bar pulled that excuse again? This time it happened an hour before I was supposed to show up. It just didn’t stop there either. The same place did it at least two more times.
Like I mentioned before, I definitely know how The Actomatics must have felt. For those unfamiliar with the lives of bands and other acts, let this be an eye-opener. Not all bars behave this way. Yet, last minute cancellations happens a lot.
Has this happened to any of you? Feel free to talk about it in the comments section.