Why'd I do it?
Bloc Party MUST SEE live. Wasn't too familiar til a friend put me on to em recently and I went on a downloading spree - hooked. I started asking around about the next time they'd be performing live in Texas. Unfortunately, I was told i'd probably never see em' live unless I took a trip to the UK or Lollapalooza. So my wheels started spinnin..
Around that same time I was scratching my head dealing with some fallout I saw coming. I pretty much shook hands with a conman.. then lawyers got involved. Not sure if this has ever happened to you, but no matter how frivolous.. you can either rollover or fight em. I went into my savings and put my money on Bloc Party to fray my legal fees.. and it all worked itself out.
Also, to better understand my craft, I always kinda always wanted to see what it was like on the other side of booking. So as unlikely as it seemed, I thought it was worth a shot. Three birds.. one stone.
Carlton Zeus is not a promoter..
Worst case scenario:
I lose my monies and hang my head in shame for 20 mins or so..
Everyday since we've announced this show, i've been on the phone & email coordinating with Josabis to make sure this show was as big and smooth as a 500,000 elephants wrapped in silk.
Easier said than done, but in the end, it was beyond anything i'd ever imagined. Hours before we opened the gates, there was a line wrapped around the parking lot with the most interesting and upbeat people. I left to go pick up the band from their hotel and as we pulled up, it was like... the same feeling I had when i saw snow in Brownsville, TX for the first time..
Big special thanks to Josabis for standing by me on this!