Date: Tue 24 Aug 1999 - 10:26:34 PDT
Well, of course, after declaring that I'd do all I could to get the JBC to Chicago, I find now that it's going to be fuck-awful.
The problem is really:
***Logistics and cash***
Essentially, the tour's been set so that the boys go from LA to SF, then across country to DC, and then to NYC. The most logical break for them to play Chicago is when they're going from SF to DC.
However, this means:
-If the band's already booked its airfares for SF to DC, those tickets will
have to be scrapped, and the band will have to re-book for SF to Chicago. The airline may not allow an outright destination change. If that's the case, then I wouldn't be surprised if there'll be a penalty (usually $50-$150) for re-ticketing with a new destination.
-At least two sets of extra one-way airfares (or possibly four or five) to
get the band from Chicago to DC. Not cheap. Could be more than the gaurantee fund.
-Making sure that the band have instruments and the sound equipment for the
gig. I don't know if they're going to be hauling drums, amps, etc. on the plane. If they are, is there going to be extra expense on the part of the airline for handling the equipment?
--Finally, there's the matter of accommodation. Where's everyone gonna
-Promotion. Who's promoting the gig? I don't care about seeing my part of
the gaurantee fund. I figure that's $100 to see the JBC. I care that that Pat & Co will have enough cash to get a couple of six-packs for the flight out.
So I don't really see this happening... if anyone's got any good ideas about how we can sort out the logistics problems, and more importantly, the financial problems, then e-mail me privately.
I'm really sorry about this. It's very disappointing.
Received on Tue Aug 24 10:53 PDT 1999