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(Hartford Courant)   Trumbull, CT: Why should we have to pay to cancel his concert? He's the one who sucks   (courant.com) divider line 46
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2012-09-27 12:34:30 PM
You're the ones who picked him.

And seriously. Your last concert was Sugar Ray, Lifehouse, and Gin Blossoms. Jesus Christ. You people deserve to be fined.
 
2012-09-27 02:39:16 PM
From the sounds of the acts they keep booking, it's like the town never left the 1990s.

I mean, the bands in question aren't bad, but it's very odd.

Also, life sucks when you sign a contract and have to abide by it, I guess.
 
2012-09-27 02:58:08 PM
Trumbull does lead the world in being just north of Bridgeport, which I'm sure is a fantastic draw for mainstream musical acts.
 
2012-09-27 02:58:33 PM
While paying for a cancelled Nickelback concert might be worth every single penny, paying for cancelling a no-talent ass-clown is a bit much.
 
2012-09-27 03:00:27 PM
FTA: So where is the money coming from?

Town Treasurer John Ponzio said it's coming from profits of a 2010 Train concert. That amount, $76,000, was put into a special account and some of the money was used last year to pay a $27,000 cancellation fee, when Hurricane Irene forced the cancellation of that summer's Indian Ledge concert with Sugar Ray, Lifehouse and Gin Blossoms.


Is Connecticut like the Mecca of lame?
 
2012-09-27 03:02:13 PM

Pocket Ninja: You're the ones who picked him.

And seriously. Your last concert was Sugar Ray, Lifehouse, and Gin Blossoms. Jesus Christ. You people deserve to be fined.


If you think thats bad, you should see what we have to put up with for alive at 5.
 
2012-09-27 03:03:16 PM

EyeballKid: FTA: So where is the money coming from?

Town Treasurer John Ponzio said it's coming from profits of a 2010 Train concert. That amount, $76,000, was put into a special account and some of the money was used last year to pay a $27,000 cancellation fee, when Hurricane Irene forced the cancellation of that summer's Indian Ledge concert with Sugar Ray, Lifehouse and Gin Blossoms.


Is Connecticut like the Mecca of lame?


Yep.
 
2012-09-27 03:05:46 PM
FTA... "You know, the town shouldn't be in the concert business. It's just too high-risk,"

Etch into a granite slab, put said slab in the City Council chambers and smash it into the head of the next person that comes forward suggesting the City should put on a concert...
 
2012-09-27 03:06:44 PM
Lawrence, can you just.. pretend we can't hear each other through the walls??
 
2012-09-27 03:07:43 PM
Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb
 
2012-09-27 03:13:03 PM

Killer Cars: Trumbull does lead the world in being just north of Bridgeport, which I'm sure is a fantastic draw for mainstream musical acts


We just moved one of our medical devices from a facility in Bridgeport to one in Trumbull, so I feel like you and I are related somehow. How's Mom?
 
2012-09-27 03:16:15 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: From the sounds of the acts they keep booking, it's like the town never left the 1990s.

I mean, the bands in question aren't bad, but it's very odd.

Also, life sucks when you sign a contract and have to abide by it, I guess.


I think they are looking for safe bands, light contemporary fogey rock. You want a name people will recognize but nothing that might lead to property damage or staying up past bead time. The year before I went to BU they had a fund raising concert. Same idea a band the kids would recognize but not anything to exciting. They got the Bay City Rollers and sold 14 tickets.
 
2012-09-27 03:18:35 PM
....damage or staying up past bead time

my kingdom for an edit button
 
2012-09-27 03:24:52 PM

ozarkmatt: Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb


I went to St Joes in the 80's. I remember you.
 
2012-09-27 03:27:06 PM

Soup4Bonnie: How's Mom?


Pretty good, she's finally walking again after that near-fatal spork accident and hopes to return to work soon. Also, that rash around my groin I showed you pictures of last week is finally clearing up. That cream really does work!
 
2012-09-27 03:31:09 PM

Killer Cars: Trumbull does lead the world in being just north of Bridgeport, which I'm sure is a fantastic draw for mainstream musical acts.


Harbor Yard isn't that bad. It's either that, the casinos, or driving into the city or Jones Beach.

As for TFA, bwahahahahaaa!!! He's one of ours, and we wouldn't pay money to see him.
 
2012-09-27 03:41:47 PM
musician.....getting kick....etc

If I'm booked for something and the event organizers cancel within x amount of time they are still responsible for paying me a % per contract and it's more than fair. It's truly amazing how many people completely don't understand this concept and treat you/your agent like you are out-of-line when you expect to be paid. You're paying me for missed business opportunities elsewhere when this happens.
"Well, maybe we could meet halfway. Yes I know it's my fault but that's a lot of money. I agree you should get paid something, but you didn't even play. Perhaps not whole amount...etc."
 
2012-09-27 04:16:31 PM

Duck_of_Doom: Killer Cars: Trumbull does lead the world in being just north of Bridgeport, which I'm sure is a fantastic draw for mainstream musical acts.

Harbor Yard isn't that bad. It's either that, the casinos, or driving into the city or Jones Beach.

As for TFA, bwahahahahaaa!!! He's one of ours, and we wouldn't pay money to see him.


Harbor Yard is a nice building, it's just that you can't exit your car anywhere near the arena unless you're packing heat
 
2012-09-27 04:23:08 PM

spman: Harbor Yard is a nice building, it's just that you can't exit your car anywhere near the arena unless you're packing heat


Was there last saturday for brewfest. Walk from train is scary too. Its like night time at noon under the tracks.

and they wonder why attendance is down.
 
2012-09-27 04:32:53 PM
Town Treasurer John Ponzio said it's coming from profits of a 2010 Train concert.

Ponzio? Ponzio? WHO HIRED THIS GUY! You'd think he'd have changed his name for business purposes.
 
2012-09-27 04:33:49 PM

ozarkmatt: Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb


He now lives in Westport, a few doors down from me.
 
2012-09-27 05:05:52 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: From the sounds of the acts they keep booking, it's like the town never left the 1990s.

I mean, the bands in question aren't bad, but it's very odd.

Also, life sucks when you sign a contract and have to abide by it, I guess.


Could be worse - they could be in Chicago, where it's perpetually 1982.
 
2012-09-27 05:06:45 PM

love_alice: ozarkmatt: Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb

He now lives in Westport, a few doors down from me.


3 doors down, perchance?
 
2012-09-27 05:17:40 PM

love_alice: ozarkmatt: Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb

He now lives in Westport, a few doors down from me.


I'm friends with one of his daughters, awkward when I found that out.
 
2012-09-27 05:19:06 PM

Cheron: ....damage or staying up past bead time

my kingdom for an edit button


What sort of beads are we talking about and are they somehow all linked together?
 
2012-09-27 06:09:23 PM

weapon13: Cheron: ....damage or staying up past bead time

my kingdom for an edit button

What sort of beads are we talking about and are they somehow all linked together?


These bleeds.
 
2012-09-27 06:41:16 PM

bluorangefyre: While paying for a cancelled Nickelback concert might be worth every single penny, paying for cancelling a no-talent ass-clown is a bit much.


Are you implying that Nickelback are something different than no-talent ass-clowns?
 
2012-09-27 06:42:59 PM

ozarkmatt: Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb


Sooooooo, you're saying the house is haunted. Kind of a....mysterious vortex of suck from that home?
 
2012-09-27 06:47:41 PM
Bob Slydell: Let's see. You are Michael...Bolton?
Michael Bolton: Yeah.
Bob Porter: Is that your real name?
Michael Bolton: Yeah.
Bob Porter: Are you any relation to the pop singer?Office Space Quotes
Michael Bolton: No. It's just a coincidence.
Bob Slydell: I'll be honest with you, I love his music. I do. I'm a Michael Bolton fan. For my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman".
Bob Porter: But, you must really love his music.
Michael Bolton: Yeah. He's, he's, he's pretty, he's pretty good, I guess.
Bob Slydell: You're god damn right he is.
[they laugh]
Bob Porter: So tell me. What's your favorite song of his?
Michael Bolton: Hmm. I don't, I don't know. I mean, I guess, I sorta like 'em all.
[the Bobs laugh]
Bob Slydell: That's why I feel the exact same way. But it must be twice as hard for you, being having the same name as him. I celebrate the guy's entire catalogue. Anyway, let's get down to business, Michael!
Michael Bolton: You know, you, you can just call me Mike.

Can't believe I'm the first.
 
2012-09-27 07:06:41 PM

DaCaptain19: Bob Porter: Are you any relation to the pop singer?Office Space Quotes


I sense a cut and paste. I was about to be impressed that you had all that memorized.
 
2012-09-27 07:07:35 PM

DaCaptain19: Sooooooo, you're saying the house is haunted. Kind of a....mysterious vortex of suck from that home?


I think he rented. The cops came and broke up my graduation party because the band was too loud. The head cop said the complaint came from "The Bolton residence." Don't know how true that was, but if so, what a dick. A cool Bolton would have come over and sat in for a spell. It was when he was in his transition from a rocker to a balladeer. The band knew "Fool's Game." Had he done that, I would have defended him to the death.
 
2012-09-27 07:34:10 PM

mycathatesyou: I went to St Joes in the 80's. I remember you.


I only knew a handful of people that went to St. Joe's, and only one actually lived in Trumbull. Are you Kim?
 
2012-09-27 07:53:13 PM

wildcardjack: Town Treasurer John Ponzio said it's coming from profits of a 2010 Train concert.

Ponzio? Ponzio? WHO HIRED THIS GUY! You'd think he'd have changed his name for business purposes.


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-27 08:02:49 PM
A thread about Michael Bolton and this wasn't included?

Link
 
2012-09-27 08:36:41 PM
When the town itself is putting on concerts, of course you are going to get past-their-prime acts. Small towns don't have entertainment budgets. It's no different from college - big schools fight over current pop stars and DMB, while smaller schools book people like Woman From Destiny's Child That Isn't Beyonce or The Other One.
 
2012-09-27 09:17:00 PM
I had a very interesting convo with a finance guy at a concert venue last weekend... the venue was hosting kiss/motley crue. His job was to write the checks and deliver them to the acts before they left for the night. Sadly I cant report details here on fark, but the finances at a show like that are far different than I imagined them to be. short version... Both groups did very very nicely. Divided by the number of band members, they all had a great night. It was an awesome weekend -- 3 NYC area shows in 3 nights.

Michael Bolton got paid $75,000 to not leave his Westport house on the lake with a swimming pool, and to not drive 20 minutes to Trumbull to a show where people had paid money to see him.

I'd call him a pathetic loser if I wasn't his neighbor. Although he made a fortune that night by doing nothing, he pissed off loyal local fans, and now a local venue will never host him again.
 
2012-09-27 09:21:53 PM
i32.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 09:56:37 PM

ozarkmatt: mycathatesyou: I went to St Joes in the 80's. I remember you.

I only knew a handful of people that went to St. Joe's, and only one actually lived in Trumbull. Are you Kim?


I didn't live in Trumbull, not Kim.
 
2012-09-27 10:18:21 PM

mycathatesyou: I didn't live in Trumbull, not Kim.


Just as well. Kim was kinda beotch anyway . . . .
 
2012-09-27 10:21:53 PM
The Bolton estate in Westport... http://goo.gl/maps/hw439
 
2012-09-27 10:50:46 PM
THIS IS THE TALE OF TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT
PICTURESQUE TOWN ON THE PEQUONNOCK STREAM
 
2012-09-28 12:13:00 AM

SomethingToDo: THIS IS THE TALE OF TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT
PICTURESQUE TOWN ON THE PEQUONNOCK STREAM


A MYSTICAL QUEST WITH THE BANDS OF THE 90s
THAT CAN NO LONGER FILL ONE THOUSAND SEATS
 
2012-09-28 09:45:36 AM
www.psmueller.com
 
2012-09-28 11:18:02 AM

ozarkmatt: mycathatesyou: I didn't live in Trumbull, not Kim.

Just as well. Kim was kinda beotch anyway . . . .


I was sweet as pie.
 
2012-09-28 01:00:46 PM
mycathatesyou


ozarkmatt: Little known fact, for a while in the mid 80's, Bolton lived in Trumbull, two houses down from me.

/csb

I went to St Joes in the 80's. I remember you.


I thought he lived in Westport in the 90s
 
2012-09-28 01:24:30 PM

Ditch1852: When the town itself is putting on concerts, of course you are going to get past-their-prime acts. Small towns don't have entertainment budgets. It's no different from college - big schools fight over current pop stars and DMB, while smaller schools book people like Woman From Destiny's Child That Isn't Beyonce or The Other One.


Cult Jam without Lisa Lisa, featuring some other chick we think kinda looks like her sorta.
 
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