Okay, why exactly is everyone so surprised that Carnival of Chaos was a gigantic clusterfuck?
Every year they find some way to fuck someone over.
This year they managed to fuck over more people than usual, including Hatebreed, Kittie, and Dope. As a matter of fact, Hatebreed was so pissed that they played a free show at the Intersection for roughly 1300 people. Kittie responded on the Carnival of Chaos page saying that the promoter told them that the entire event had been cancelled.
When a national band takes time out of their schedule to address a promoter being shady as fuck, you should probably take notice and start thinking twice about working with that promoter.
How many bands were promised the time slot right before a national band? I’m just wondering because I’ve heard at least 5 bands say they were supposed to play right before Kittie.
Many local bands who sold tickets were also told they could not play, so I do believe that the fuckers who booked the show owe quite a few bands some money back. They also owe the fans who went to see Hatebreed, Kittie, and Dope their money back.
What this all comes down to is that the promoter of Carnival of Chaos mismanaged, squandered, or pocketed all the ticket money they forced bands to produce. They owe everyone a real explanation, not the bullshit of them saying that Hatebreed, Kittie, and Dope bailed on the show. We all know for a fucking fact that those bands didn’t bail on shit. Kittie SHOWED UP TO PLAY and WAS TURNED AWAY.
So, Carnival of Chaos, what exactly happened to all the money that bands worked their asses off for?