Well it has been another interesting week in the land of Barry.
Wednesday, a fan found out the Spokane show (which was already rescheduled) was finally cancelled. A discussion was started on the network; I was absolutely shocked that even some of the most dedicated have seen the light.
What happened next?
The discussion was removed and an "official" hotline was put out. It claimed scheduling conflicts, and no apology this time. Amazing how details get found out before something official can get out with their "side" of things.
Interesting aint it?
There will always be the believers that will take the hotline messages like the sacred word. Like the hotlines will never tell an untruth. Then, there are those of us that have accepted the fact that the term "friend" or "fan" whatever the case may be, means NOTHING.
One person expressed concern about the LA show. She has nothing to be concerned about for two reasons: 1) it is in Los Angeles where there will surely be stars and REAL friends in the audience,and 2) ticket prices...please! Those puppies are not about to be refunded. In this case – the show WILL go on.
As usual, I am trying to be the voice of reason to make people just think - we are all entitled to our own opinion. Believe TPTB or not, it is your choice but what needs to truly happen is people should take a stand and not continually accept being treated with no regard. Find other things to do that will not cost nonrefundable tickets, and dashed plans with friends.
I don't think the frustration that people are feeling are unjust; there is always a way of going about things. Calling names and just being spiteful is not right. But, feelings get hurt for a number of reasons and people react differently. I was quite upset about my vacation being cancelled, not only because of the shows but because I had other plans that were thwarted as well. I cussed a many a word and I am not totally over it yet and probably won't be for a while. It is my right, but one thing about me is, I know how to get my point across without hatefulness and ugliness being involved.
My prediction - Another hotline will be sent out announcing a new arena show. Or better yet, a hotline will pump up everyone for the PBS special from DC next week. All will be forgiven and not another bad word will be said. At least until another show gets cancelled then the cycle will begin again.
What will I do the 4th of July?
I will be watching the annual Twilight Zone marathon on Sci Fi.