Well, it is much documented on this here blog my love for Rob Thomas and I preface this by saying I still completely HEART Rob Thomas...however...
I was so freaking excited to see MB20 at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Bought and PAID for 8 tiks for me and the crew and it was really going to be the highlight of the summer. And then...this news broke.
MB20 isn't the first band to pull out of Frontier Days (hello Carrie Underwood...at least she practices what she preaches and is also a vegetarian). This typically takes place AFTER committing to a concert, because SURPRISE! It is a rodeo! I mean, do people initially think that a rodeo is a bunch of cows grazing in a field of daisies? And then some group of animal activists shows Rob Thomas a video and POOF he's out. Now, I think we can all agree that the animals in the rodeo would probably prefer to be grazing in that imaginary field of daisies but I take CFD and professional rodeo at their word in their animal treatment standards.
So yes, I'm disappointed. I should have written this blog a few hours ago when I was really worked up and then it would have been really entertaining for you...but I went to tennis instead and got out some aggression (I even broke my racket strings! I'm such a bad *ss!). I'm assuming my pops will blog about it as well and he'll probably do a better job than I. I'm mostly disappointed because all we've heard thus far is some crazy group of activists showed Rob Thomas a video. I hope he did his research...I mean, you're entitled to your opinion and various related social statements...but come on dude, you knew going in it was a rodeo! Why do you have to go and be a typical guy and get my hopes up and then crush them? I thought you were different!
In the future, I don't know what CFD promoters are going to have to do to prevent this from happening...its not like the whole "rodeo" thing is a secret. It's called Frontier Days people...I'm sure when they discuss the "logistics" prior to signing the contract they mention "oh yeah, and you're performing...outdoors...on a stage that we build on dirt...after the rodeo so it might smell like shite..."