Saturday, 9 April 2016

Selfish, Self-Indulgent Prick

From the BBC

Bruce Springsteen has cancelled a concert in North Carolina, joining business groups in condemning a state law that rolls back protection for gay and transgender people.
The law invalidated several local anti-discrimination measures that protected gay and transgender people.

Go Bruce! The Boss! Taking a concert that was planned off his schedule, not playing North Carolina because of a bad law. I guess he told his planning people to remove it from the upcoming sales.

Springsteen and his band were scheduled to perform in Greensboro on Sunday.

Oh so not before selling tickets, but just before the gig is to go ahead. From the statement, the tickets will be refunded, but what about this?

And the Ticketmaster booking and postage fees? Is he going to pay that back? Are you going to pay them back? And really, are you going to at least even acknowledge that for your own "raising your voice", you're going to piss off a lot of people who were looking forward to this and that you've just taken a dump on their weekend?

The classy thing to have done would have been to have played and at the gig to say it's your last one because of the change in the law.


DBC Reed said...

MW off topic alert. You need to get over onto the Tim Worstofall blog where the nasty but infantiles are having a go at your LVT/Basic Income scheme which I mentioned because it was entirely relevant to the topic under discussion headed "More people who can't do the numbers"

Mark Wadsworth said...


Rich Tee said...

Paypal are abandoning starting an office there as well. I understand that all this is just because North Carolina are insisting that males must use the gents toilet and females use the ladies toilet.

The Stigler said...

Rich Tee,

I don't have a problem with anyone boycotting a place because of their personal objections to a law. I haven't thought about where I stand on this, but if Springsteen doesn't want to play North Carolina, that's up to him.

I just think it's pretty shitty and selfish to announce a cancellation 2 days before, just so he can "make a stand" and signal his disapproval.