That's a fair explanation...like I said, I was happy with your guys' performance, but the cutting on the people who were at the show thing kind of rubbed me the wrong way...as for the money part, we just figured that amount was fair and offered it to all the bands...this year though we didn't have music because people complained it was too loud last year...I guess that could be seen as being conservative, but when you have tattoo artists trying to work and have to able to hear their machines and talk with customers asking questions, I can understand how there could be a conflict.
No hard feelings.
oh, I don't know... $400?
you know, I'm naturally sorry anybody's feelings got hurt... to my memory all that was said was that the whole thing was surprizingly coservative. I mean, we were expecting hookers and junkies and hellhounds. but there were 4 year old kids walking up to the stage and fussing with my shoelaces.
as far as the money goes, I couldn't figure out why you offered us so much cash, but I figured you had money to burn. tatoo guys = disposable income.
what was I gonna do? turn it down?
We had these guys play at Hell City in 2003..I liked them actually, thought their bass player was super cute but when a local newspaper did an article on them they talked trash about people at the convention and implied that the audience was offended by the visuals they had playing behind them when they performed. The truth is, nobody was offended, in fact nobody was up near the stage when they played, and of all the bands that performed, people complained about there music being shitty, not the content of their videos. $400 for a hours worth of work and they decide to act cool by trashing their audience that DIDN'T EXIST, after the fact....
Plus while I was talking the lead singer when he was setting up, he must have been nervous or something because he was dropping bombs all over the place.
I have to admit, I chuckled when I read in one of the papers that they broke up. I fucking hate people that bite the hand that feeds them.