:Concert promoters MCD aren’t having much luck with big-name acts, are they?
The latest disaster involves Guns ‘n’ Roses arriving on stage an hour late and walking off again after a booing crowd threw two plastic water bottles on stage.
Imagine that. Two water bottles. The horror.
Hard man of rock, Axl Rose, was forced off stage by two bottles of Riverrock. Purer than him, and tougher.
Don’t throw those plastic bottles at me or I’ll tell muh Momma, said Rose, fighting back tears. And then he left again, bringing his bitches with him. Monsters of rock, defeated by a bottle of spring water.
Welcome to the jungle, Axl. The jungle of infuriated parents hoping to relive their younger days for a couple of hours and worrying about the babysitter while you sat behind the stage playing with your little todger.
Don’t damn me, says Axl, just because I kept you all waiting an hour cos I had better things to do like sitting out back of the stage looking at myself in the mirror.
Any surprise the crowd turned ugly? Fuck you, Axl, you ill-mannered fuck.
According to reports, the O2 Arena’s lights were switched on and patrons were told to go home. After most people had left, apparently, the band returned and finished their set to the remaining third who hadn’t gone home.
Clearly, the only reason the band returned to the stage was fear of suffering the same fate as Prince, who was sued by MCD for €2.2 million, literally for non-performance.
Now, MCD have announced that they won’t refund the ticket money to those who left, because the band did in fact play their set.
I think they’re on a sticky wicket with this one. It seems to me that the people who bought the tickets entered into a contract to hear Guns ‘n’ Roses playing at 9:30 pm, not at 10:30 and they can hardly be blamed for leaving when the lights were turned on. That’s usually a signal to stop shouting for an encore, although this is the first time I’ve seen it used as a signal to stop booing.
Amazing, isn’t it?
The band fail to deliver on their contract with the promoter. This results in the promoter being unable to deliver what the people paid for.
Who pays? Joe Public.
What does that remind you of?