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What if you booked a show and the artist didn't come? - The Life and Thoughts of Zach

Jun. 17th, 2003

11:04 pm - What if you booked a show and the artist didn't come?

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So Holly Figueroa didn't show up for her concert tonight. I hope she's ok.

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From:photogrphygrl
Date:June 17th, 2003 09:17 pm (UTC)
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holy fucking shit! you booked this show?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 17th, 2003 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Yep.
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From:photogrphygrl
Date:June 17th, 2003 09:23 pm (UTC)
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did you confirm? did you sign a contract? did she just not call?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 17th, 2003 09:28 pm (UTC)
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I confirmed months and months ago. And I talked to her tour manager YESTERDAY and confirmed that they had in fact gotten word about the venue change and they'd be here at 7pm. Her website also lists the show with the correct venue and time and date. So as of yesterday they had all the details right and reconfirmed and everything.

I don't remember signing a contract, many of my shows are contractless. But I might have, I booked this back in like February.

So something definitely went wrong in the last 24 hours. Best case scenario is that she just got lost or something. I really hope something bad didn't happen.

She hasn't called, but I'm not sure if she had a number to call or not since we did everything by email.
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From:photogrphygrl
Date:June 17th, 2003 09:31 pm (UTC)
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whoa.. hopefully nothing bad happened.

you may want to start giving out your cell. always. you never know.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 17th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
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I don't have a cell. I need to get one. I didn't used to need one for shows because people could call the IMC where the show was. Now there's no phone at the new venue so I really need a cell.

I can't get into the IMC's voicemail. There's a chance that she called there. I'll check that tomorrow.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:04 pm (UTC)

suddenly, out of nowhere: I hear from Holly.

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.

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From:goovie
Date:June 17th, 2003 10:49 pm (UTC)
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eep. i hope everything's ok. so did you cancel the show, or find a last-minute replacement?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 17th, 2003 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Well luckily (never thought I'd consider this lucky) there were only about 15 people there and most of them were fans of the opener. So the opener (Joni Laurence) played a longer set than she was planning and we told the folks who were there that if they wanted some money back to just tell the door person how much they wanted refunded. No one wanted any money back which was nice so I just paid the opener Holly's share and everyone went home early.

I don't really understand why there were so few people there. I've had a bunch of local people _request_ that I book Holly. She seems to have a real following around here. I bought ads in two different papers and postered and got our community radio station to sponsor the show with underwriting announcements and did onair ticket giveaways sent emails and did all the right stuff. The Doria Roberts show on Saturday had great turn out and she isn't even particularly well known down here.

I just don't get booking sometimes. I suspect that perhaps I just have too many shows this month and people are burned out having come to Bitch and Animal and Doria Roberts/Ripley Caine already and possibly planning to come to next week's MJ Walker show or the week after that's Adam Brodsky show. I'm definitely never booking anymore weekday shows if I can help it.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:05 pm (UTC)

word from Holly

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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From:folkyboy
Date:June 18th, 2003 05:22 am (UTC)
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wow that's really rude on Holly's part to not even call
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 18th, 2003 07:48 am (UTC)
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Well lets not go all "Holly is rude" about this until we know what happened. I mean she's a professional musician with a very good reputation. I'm sure there's a reason (maybe she didn't have a number, maybe some emergency came up that was much too big to worry about a phone call).
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC)

I finally hear from Holly

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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From:dygel
Date:June 18th, 2003 06:43 am (UTC)
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Post an update if/when you hear something, would you? That's highly unprofessional of someone to just stand you up like that. I'd like to know what caused this mess, personally.
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From:folkyboy
Date:June 18th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
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hey are you gay or straight? i'm just curious since you listen to Holly. it's not many straight people that i know who do. straight guys, anyway.

¤hides zarfmouse¤
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From:dygel
Date:June 18th, 2003 11:30 am (UTC)
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Me? I'm straight. That's kinda irrelevant, though, since I don't even know who this artist is, let alone listen to her. I'm just curious as to why someone would simply... not show up to a venue booked months in advance and confirmed the day before.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC)

All a mistake of communication

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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From:dygel
Date:November 8th, 2003 11:25 pm (UTC)

Re: All a mistake of communication

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Ah, well, that's good that you finally got some closure on this. :)
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From:hope_persists
Date:June 18th, 2003 06:48 am (UTC)
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yes, please please update when you can. Holly is a friend of mine and I'm worried now. Plus, she's preggers, so something REALLY could have gone wrong. Good god, I hope she's alright.
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From:goytoy
Date:June 18th, 2003 06:53 am (UTC)

Now I am scared

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I assumed she just got lost or something, but knowing she is pregnant makes it all the more scary.

Let us know.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Now I am scared

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:46 pm (UTC)

she's alright

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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From:in_the_end_hope
Date:June 18th, 2003 07:59 am (UTC)
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that's no good zach, but i have to say, now i am REALLY glad i didn't go to that show. having seen more than enough of joni lawrence anyway.

tell jerry to have a pool party. on saturday.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 18th, 2003 08:02 am (UTC)
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I bought swim trunks and a beach towel yesterday!

But Saturday my dad is getting to town at 4pm with his band and we're going to go do early sound checking and practicing at the Channing-Murray for the big show.

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From:in_the_end_hope
Date:June 18th, 2003 08:05 am (UTC)

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ok well tell jerry to have one on sunday then.

there's salon on friday night so i'm out that night.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)

resolved

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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From:bdar
Date:June 20th, 2003 08:24 am (UTC)
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Any news? Just wondering.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 20th, 2003 08:59 am (UTC)
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No news. I called her cell phone and got voice mail. I sent email and haven't gotten a response. Her next gig isn't until June 27th so I can't call the next venue and see if she showed up there.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:November 8th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC)

betcha didn't think you'd hear news 6 months later

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[I'm posting this as a response to several people so that I am sure everyone gets the update.]

I just received an email from Holly. A friend of hers found this journal entry in a web search. She got to the venue early and had a medical emergency and rushed to the ER (her baby was fine, as we all know now). After the fact, she thought that her manager had contacted me and that everything was taken care of on the communication front.

So, as I suspected, it was a snafu...an emergency and a communication breakdown. Things were quite chaotic for them that night, I'm sure. I'm very glad to know that everything ended up ok.
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