I haven’t responded much to things posted in this thread because I’ll admit all the legal threat drama did spook me quite a lot (I was very relieved when the actual document they sent over with points of dispute were all subjective rather than actually saying something wasn’t true. I’d put a shit load of time trying to find reference to every point I made, but you always worry you’ve made a mistake).
One thing that really bothers me about the continued journey with this thread is that these are people clinging onto past glories in ways that’s clearly self destructive. They have problems and they’re not making it easier for themselves. Those who pledged were more frustrated by the way that everything was handled than the fact that they’d invested a small amount of money into a cause that they could withdraw from at any time. If anything, @TKC gets my biggest sympathy (and others like him) shouldering travel costs for a show that never happened. I doubt we’ll ever know the true reason ToD didn’t play into the end, but without any other evidence I don’t see a reason not to believe the visa issues they stated.
I can understand that people don’t like the band, and that rather than learn lessons, they continue to follow the same logical path they always have, but I feel this thread should be focusing on the actual shit things they do rather. There’s more than enough of them, after all.