The Rialto has made right and broken even out of a mess. And what's wrong with getting irked about not getting what you want, and were promised, when you pay your own money for a product that was agreed upon at time of purchase?
Andy at FOG sounds like a writer for Fox News. Yes, the classic "put a question mark after an unsupported innuendo in order to spread lies and doubt," while subtly villainizing AVA, the Fairgrounds and the evil city of Phoenix.
And then Dan Gibson makes this statement that sounds a lot like supply side economics to me, " the Rialto gets some money to book more shows, take more risks..." Trickle down concert economics. Just let the Rialto screw us this once so we can get bigger, better acts. Rodriguez didn't change the venue as Dan Gibson tries to imply, the Rialto changed it. I've been hearing the right wing write crap like this for years. This article just threw more fuel on the fire. The Weekly needs way better editorial review in order to weed out propaganda like this article.
When I read this article I thought it sounded like propaganda written by and for the Rialto. If a show sells out, then a show sells out. Celebrate it, don't get greedy and screw the people who helped you to sell out. Fanboy Dan also failed to mention that the Rialto violated The Privacy Agreement by sending out everyone's email publicly in a group email announcing the change. I fly sold out airplane flights all the time, but not once have they cancelled the flight and got a bigger plane, broken up my family's seating and then resold tickets for the flight (like the Rialto did). Dan Gibson assumes that everybody can stand up at GA seating (like my 9 month pregnant wife and my 83 yr old grandparents who bought tickets the day of the show looking forward to seeing Rodriguez). Looks like the Rialto ultimately sold out on this one.
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