The Story that will not die…..
Seems this story just wont go away. Bret Michaels is suing promoter Mike Banks and Aloha Events over the failed concert event at Market Block Party. We all have heard the story or versions of it; Bret and crew show up, no stage, lights, no concert. Promoter says not enough pre-sale was done, band wouldn’t work out some sort of compromise. I am not entirely sure nor is anyone, from all the news outlets local and nationally, exactly what is fueling this story. It needs to just go away behind the scenes. Here is what we know as of now;
“Two weeks ago, Bret Michaels showed up in Syracuse ready to perform a concert. He arrived at the venue only to find that the gig had been postponed without his knowledge.
Now, the rocker and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner, fuming from the incident, has just filed a $5 million lawsuit against the concert promoter who allegedly claimed that the show didn’t happen because Michaels was going to appear on TV instead.
Around the same time that Michaels was scheduled to perform in Syracuse, he appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Can a modern-day rock star appear at two locations at the same time? Thanks to the wonders of technology, he can. The TV show was taped.” (a)
It seems that people contacting the Attorney General’s office and statements from the promoter have fueled this lawsuit. Remember this, all of these are allegations at the moment, the facts of the story have yet to be put out there. Opinions are many and at times very emotional. I will not get drawn into the ‘He said, She said’, tempest that has surrounded this story. To see someone that tried doing good get pounded this way. It is sad that we missed out on a cool show. Time will tell if Michaels does show up in November and to what extent they tie it into ‘healing’ over this incident. Time will also show if things were the fault of the promoters.
Let’s hope that a settlement can be reached without damaging anyone in the end. I don’t think that’s warranted and as long as refunds happen, the show goes on in November, well, let it go. And let’s hope that there are options for music next year here in Syracuse such as these events.
Remember that there are always two sides to every story and as of now, none of us know just what the true story is from either side.
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