Monday, March 1, 2010
A Clear Channel - Day 20
Lord, what a day! Woke up this morning with the intention of taking care of all my business for Dublin. There was a list of things that the producers needed and the deadline was yesterday. I had been asking questions over the past several weeks (I have emails to prove it) about specifics so that I would give them exactly what they requested in a timely manner. Or so I thought. I couldn't figure out why my questions didn't seem to be getting answered. I would ask a question, get an answer but still not know what I was supposed to do. The producer kept saying the information was in my contract but it wasn't matching the information he was giving me in his emails. And some questions he didn't even bother to answer so of course I would ask them again. Finally, today I had had enough so I decided to call Dublin (the number they had on their website) and got a voice mail message (of course) which wasn't accepting any new outside messages. What? It referred me to another website that I had no knowledge of, so of course I had to check it out. It was for a festival similar in name, sponsored by a well known alcohol company, with the exact same festival dates and performer's information that was also on the other website. Let me add, my show information was nowhere to be found on either site. I emailed the producer. Again. And he told me to ignore that other website and just do what he told to me do. Well what the ---- was that? At that moment, I heard the voice. It said, "You don't have to do this". I checked in with my posse (real people not voices) and they agreed. So I sent an email withdrawing my show from the festival. Dublin is nine hours ahead of LA, so Mr. Producer will receive my email in the morning. And then I get to wake up to his response. I've got two auditions tomorrow so I'll check my email later...much later in the day. I'm disappointed but I know in my heart it was the right thing to do. If you are confused after reading all of this imagine how I must feel. What would you have done?