Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

No Grove

A few weeks ago we played at a benefit at The Grove out on East Broadway, and we were hired to play Halloween night.

The agreement was oral. We've never had contracts or agents or any of that crap.

Maybe we should.

Earlier this week we were informed the bar double booked on Halloween night, and we were no longer needed.

Apparently the owner had trouble getting ahold of a band which was supposed to play, so we got hired, but then they contacted the original band.

And we are out of a gig.

I'm sure it was just a misunderstanding, but it ticks us off. We schedule many weeks ahead because we all have stuff going on, and we were really looking forward to playing out there.

It reflects poorly on the bar. Hopefully we can get to play at another show that night.


browneyedgirl said...

Well, that just SUCKS!!

TMO said...

Disappointed.... Very disappointed.... Oh well, we'll have such a good time at the Elks we'll forget all about it! ROCK ON!!!

UMRBlog said...

That's why you have pull-apart contracts and deposits. It keeps you from being used a placeholder (so they don't have an empty bucket)and discarded (so you end up with the empty bucket) having foregone your opportunity to book something else.

"Reflects Poorly?" I guess. Dog'll suck eggs once, will suck 'em again.

Sorry that happened to you.