Martin Horn Pedersen wrote:
Coldblooded wrote: The sheer amount of whining on Facebook over this... sheesh.
It is not whining it is telling the bookers that they did a shitty job, and then did, so it is fine to let them know. They got lazy and fucked up
The attitude in general on facebook about the replacement is not one of constructive, informed and well-rounded criticism but rather of childish, entitled whining and pointless venting of frustrations that should've been directed at Blink-182, not the bookers, nor Hellacopters. If you want to tell them they did a bad job, cool, that's fair enough, but if you're not being constructive about it, don't expect the bookers to listen either.
I'm sure there are perfectly good reasons why the rebooking didn't result in the band(s) you wished for. Most, if not all of the bands people are moaning about in that thread aren't really available and can be ruled out easily. NOFX or Danzig might have been possible, but there are probably calculations outside of our knowledge that makes them non-options. You know Stefan (somewhat) – why not just ask him up front if they were ever on the table?
I'm not saying that the bookers are almighty, all-knowing and great and that Hellacopters is some sort of godsend, but when people are actively suggesting Nickelback, Green Day and the like as replacements, they aren't using their brain cells, that's for sure...