So, I just returned from the Stone Temple Pilots concert. Guess who didn't perform? Yeah, STP.
The concert was due to start at 7:00 pm, and the opening act started late, closer to 7:15-7:20. Then they played forever. When they were finally finished, just after 9:00 pm, the roadies came on stage and changed out the set and got everything all set up for STP, did all of the sound checks, and then left the stage.
Then we waited. 9:30, No STP. 9:45, No STP. 10:00, No STP. Around 10:20, they finally made the announcement that the concert was canceled. The "reason" for the cancellation was that the band couldn't make it to Tampa from Ft. Lauderdale "due to inclement weather."
Yeah, right! The opening band was able to get there. The roadies and all of STP's equipment was able to get there. AND, if they weren't able to make it out of Ft. Lauderdale, why did they have to wait until nearly 10:30 to tell the crowd that they weren't there? Sounds awfully like it wasn't the weather keeping STP from performing tonight.
On the bright side of things, though, I should be able to get my money back for the tickets.