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01:09 PM on 11/26/12
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To protest a band canceling shows, they're canceling shows? -_-
02:52 PM on 11/26/12
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The irony is pretty silly :-D

But at the same time, it still kinda makes sense to me. My guess it that TBTB is the headliner, and if they're actually that terrible to their fans, it could easily be a justifiable business move on the other band's part to leave the tour. Most of us will agree that bands airing out their dirty laundry in public only makes everyone look bad, but their actual (devoted?) fanbase would probably disagree.

I know if an artist I respected did this, I'd give them the benefit of the doubt and believe their assessment.
There have been PLENTY of shows/tours where we didn't agree with the way another band was acting but we'd never cancel a show/shows because of it. We were also never a band that would cancel or complain due to a lack of draw. There were times where some of us were literally sick all day or our van broke down and we'd still find a way to make it to the show and play a set for however many people wanted to see us play. I don't know, I'm not hating on them because I certainly don't know the full situation, however, airing out the dirty laundry between bands is never good policy because it just looks petty. My advice to this band, or any band, don't cancel shows that you can play. You're losing money, you may be losing fans, and you're definitely losing the experience of playing shows.
07:07 PM on 11/26/12
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Maybe I'm not cool enough, I am a father now and all, but what does QFT mean?
09:07 PM on 11/26/12
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Personally, I'd be happy to lose the experience of travelling, playing shows, and being implicitly associated with a bunch of (allegedly) racist, homophobic toolbags.
I see what you're trying to say but I'm afraid you're thinking too deeply into it. Have you ever heard of a band getting a reputation for poor judgment or hatred just because they shared a stage with the band who has done something stupid or mean? Nope. I can clearly remember a band we toured with using homophobic slurs about another band on the tour via twitter. Neither my band, or the other band involved were ever considered to be homophobic or insensitive. Also, you misunderstood me when I said "experience". I was speaking more along the lines of experience in the terms of "practice makes perfect". Every missed show is a missed chance to improve your show and if they truly care about their performance/legitimacy they wouldn't cancel shows just to prove a point to another band. Like I said before, they're only harming themselves by canceling shows. It reflects poorly on them. Agents/managers/labels and most importantly FANS don't like bands who are quick to cancel shows, especially over something as petty as personal beefs that should have been kept "backstage". If there was something along the lines of violence or anything risking the personal safety of the band or crew, that's a different story and it becomes entirely understandable. Like I said, I know nothing about the full situation, but as a member of a touring band, I think it looks bad on them for canceling a tour over some offensive language or lack of chemistry between the bands and blogging about it.
09:22 AM on 11/27/12
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Father? Congrats! And it would mean Quoted For Truth.

Thank you!
09:22 AM on 11/27/12
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totally unrelated: what's up w/ TMO?!

New music in 2013. Keep your eyes peeled.
03:31 PM on 11/27/12
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A father?! Damn, congratulations! Seems like just yesterday you guys were teenagers playing shows at the Loft. Looking forward to new music.

Thanks a lot!! Time flies!

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