Thursday, May 01, 2008

You heard it here first

I have heard from a couple of very reliable sources that the concert at Ford Amphitheater out at Ford Park with ZZ Top and Montgomery Gentry scheduled for this weekend has been canceled, but that they (Ford Park? the promoters?) weren't advising the public, yet. If you call Ford Park, you will be told that it's just a rumor. However, ZZ Top, Montgomery Gentry and Ford Park have all taken the concert off of their websites.

Now, I'm not saying the show is canceled and I'm not saying you should make other plans. However, if it is canceled and the folks in charge have decided, for whatever reason, to not advise the public two days before the show, that's a bullshit move and I'm calling them on it.

I, personally, didn't buy tickets because I thought the prices were outrageous. However, those of you who did buy tickets need to start making some calls and bothering people.

Wow, I've never rabble-roused before. Feels good.

Edited to add:
I have now been told by people who were scheduled to work concessions for the concert that they were told a week ago that the concert would be either canceled or postponed and that they would not be needed. So, the powers that be (whoever they might be) have kept this information from the people, who paid not small amounts of their hard earned money, for a week. That's just wrong, wrong, wrong.

Edited to add (part 2):
According to commenters, e-mails and this morning's newspaper, the concert is definitely "postponed."

9 comments:

Jack said...

The show's not listed on ZZ Top's website, for whatever that's worth.

http://www.zztop.com/index.php?module=tour

Laurie said...

Jack - Someone called Ford Park and they're telling people it's just a rumor. Yet, the concert has been removed from all of the websites. Something's rotten in Denmark.

Gnightgirl said...

You've never rabble-roused before?
Hmmmmm

Laurie said...

Gnight Girl - Sure, I've stirred the pot and sounded the alarm, but I don't think I've ever asked a whole community to storm the Bastille...I mean...Ford Park

Susan in St. Paul said...

rabble-rousing is fun, isn't it?

Is it a Coondog production?

JaCK said...

According to Coondog's site, the show is being rescheduled.

"We CAN NOT tell you why...
But it's well WORTH THE WAIT."

http://www.coondogproductions.com/sand/Events.asp

Laurie said...

Susan - As a matter of fact, it is Coondog along with SK Productions.

Jack - I don't doubt that they can't tell us why. Actually, I can accept the fact that they have the right to not tell us why. My issue is keeping the cancellation secret for a week.

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Booooooo! That's not nice. Hope they're offering refunds.

Laurie said...

Just... - I know. Tacky, tacky, tacky.