FYI: NOT MY BAND I just found this online.
Found this on a FB group. Thought I would share. I do know the people involved and I think its a pretty awful way to get out of a gig just to take another that pays more...
Here is the post from the Bar Manager:
What do you guys think is the proper response to a band that cancels a gig 3x in a row, for no apparent reason. Each at the last minute so you can't reschedule. On the last one, this is what happens. You're told by the guitar player/band leader that he had to leave his gig tonight.... His dad had a heart attack. On his way to the hospital-Texting you on wife's phone. Im so sorry im not going make it tomorrow. Will call you from the hospital. I will try to find someone for you for tomorrow.
Now you don't want to question this tragedy, but out of curiosity you check their schedule, they booked at another place, but at a different time than your arranged gig. You figure, that's cancelled as well.
The next day around noon you attempt to speak to the person, and find out what is going on I TXT: is everything ok?
I am Txt back:
"In icu cant call sorry i cant chance leaving"
Something doesn't seem right, so I make a trip to the other venue he was scheduled at and there he is! Paying an afternoon show!
He had the nerve to act like, he didn't know who I was at 1st.
I said to him, "I guess your Dad got better in a hurry." He had the balls to say, it's not what it looks like. To which I said, "Really? What's it look like?" He asked if he could talk at a set break, I walked out.
I don't think that's right at all, especially because this guy is a professional, working for a major media agency. Using that as an excuse is pretty low class. I understand getting paid more money to play somewhere else. But, why wait till the last minute to tell you? Especially when your nothing but nice to them. My big thing though is using that as an excuse. That's just shameful.
Enjoy! And discuss...