did any of you even read the full article? I feel bad for this guy. He's getting shit on when he's putting himself out in public saying he's going to pay them as soon as he can.
The fact that there were bands on the bill playing free shows less than an hour away from the venue is extremely messed up but I guess the guy should have put something in their contract about not playing shows that close.
Also, the thing about the band staying extra nights at their hotel, changing their flights etc, and leaving him with the bill... a ton of extra fee's that should've never been incurred. sucks.
sounds like a whole mess of an event to me but I don't think this guy should be the only one getting crap, the bands sound super sketchy as well...
if they were going to get any kind of bank loan, they would have to have put up collateral in event of a default. I doubt anyone would consider putting their house or car on the line for a "punk" festival.