Posted: Apr 19, 2009 9:31 pm
Yo, I can't believe there's drama about this on the fucking internet how old are we now?, so I'm gonna clear this shit up right here.
Yes the show ran late, I didn't "let bands play as long as they wanted". But things did not change over inbetween bands as smoothly as possible.
Cheater Slicks could have played for at least 20 minutes if they wanted to though at the club..
I told 'em I'm sorry, we're runnin late, you guys are still gettin your cash guarantee though, just go up and play RIGHT NOW until they pull the plug. (they had about 20-25 minutes right then and there).
So we tried to help em get set up and was like, ok let's hurry up and get you on.
One of 'em said "fuck that, nobody hurried for us" and walked away to the bar.
All the while the drummer is freaking out and screaming at me and alicia.
Then afterwards, Paul from Baby Bird/Modey Lemon offered to have em play at his house (which is a great spot and has shows all the time, and is also 5 MINUTES AWAY). The one guy was really cool about it and wanted to do the after party, told me how the money is cool and all but they just really wanted to play cause people were excited to see 'em. I told him how sorry I was about all this AND OFFERED TO LOAD UP ALL THEIR GEAR INTO MY VAN AND DRIVE THEM TO THE SHOW AND SET UP THEIR GEAR FOR THEM AND DRIVE THEM BACK ANYTIME THEY WANTED TO GO.
They still refused.
But again, instead of playing, the other 2 refused and complained and screamed at me all night.
There was a huge crowd outside waiting outside for them to do the afterparty.
Which again, was 5 minutes away.
Yes things ran late, and we were sorry and felt terrible, but they had gotten their guarantee and had 2 chances to play immediately afterwards (if they were actually bummed because they wanted to play for fans). They refused everything and would rather be titty babies and cry and make a fuss.
Granted, I would be upset as well, but when the opportunity to make things better is presented (TWICE) and and you choose to throw a lil fit instead, well then that's on you.
Also, if you don't believe me you can see for yourself on this pittsburgh message board, you know, and hear the story from people that were there and saw the whole thing go down. Because since the Cheater Slicks were pretty vocal about it everyone saw what they were doing, so you can't even try to twist shit around.
Here's the link.
also, like Vinnie said-"I've never heard such shitty things coming out of the mouth of a band that had a giant crowd and was getting paid well. so weak. "