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Monday, October 05, 2009

White Liars

Disappointed you didn't win our White Lies contest? Well, don't be. When our contest winner, Jennifer Leduc, went to Will Call there were no tickets for her. I was extremely pissed off as I spent hours figuring out what went wrong. I never did get a straight answer. In the end there were no tickets and we were shit out of luck. Thankfully, some random stranger gave Jennifer and her friend passes so at least she was able to enjoy the festival - no thanks to White Lies and their people.

Despite the positive outcome I'm still annoyed Jennifer spent hours sitting outside the box office for no good reason. I did get a "Sorry! There was break down in communication..." message which is another way of saying "these things happen and no one is about to take responsibility".

We're fortunate bands and publicists add us to guest lists, etc. I'm not complaining about that. But when I'm offered four free tickets (I never asked for them) and then those tickets never materialize, well you can bet I'm going to be fucking mad.


Potsy said...

Amen, brother.

Jumbo Slice said...

In fairness, I don't think the publicist is to blame (they're actually very professional and easy to work with). It was someone at the label that screwed up. Who would've thought someone at a record company would be shitty at their job? Shocker. I won't reveal which label but let's just say it might rhyme with Smintersmope.

I realize these things happen from time to time. If it was just me getting hosed, I wouldn't be so bitchy. I just hate that I inconvenienced two of our readers.

ghost of william buckley said...

Typo alert--didn't you mean "our two readers" and not "two of our readers"

Potsy said...

GoWB makes a good point.

Jimbromski said...

a well-crafted witticism indeed