The same weekend that Kanye cancelled in Vancouver (again) I was playing a gig at a downtown hotel lounge. It's a suit and tie kind of a room - pretty big area though. About halfway through the gig a fluctuating group of ten to twenty people came into the bar, and were just kind of hanging out. Eating a little food having a few drinks. They certainly weren't suits and ties people - seemed to be more like industry folks.
I eventually found out they were part of Kanye West's crew. Although he never made it, they did. Apparently a truck accident and some damaged equipment were the reason for his cancellation.
For those of you that have done or still do big shows, what's the deal on payment in the event of a cancellation? I mean does the crew get paid? The PA company? What happens in these cases. At my bottom feeder level, it's too bad so sad, but I'm thinking it should be different further up the food chain.
I guess I could have asked the crew themselves, but thought it would've been bad form to pour salt on the wound.