Greetings from the Disinformation Nation.
Our broadcaster this week is Social@Ross, funded by Warner Music, telling us what a big fucking success their elitist concerts are. Oh, you read the reports, didn’t you?
And for them to think that word wouldn’t get out.
Another instance of the Internet ferreting out the truth. If those purveyors of unwanted $3000 tickets didn’t want to know what a bad idea this concert series was, they shouldn’t have allowed the following e-mail to fly into the ether:
"Greetings from the Warehouse:
We are pleased to invite you to join Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds for a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience this Saturday evening, July 28 in East Hampton, NY. As many of you may have heard, Dave and Tim are performing a semi-private benefit for the Ross School in East Hampton. We have just been offered a limited number of specially priced tickets for the benefit concert which we are offering to Warehouse members that have purchased Randall’s Island VIP tickets. The all-inclusive ticket includes luxurious seating, world class food featuring the BBQ stylings of executive chef Adam Perry Lang, a top shelf open bar, plus pre and post show entertainment. The tickets are extremely limited and will be sold first come-first serve at $250 per ticket/$500 per pair. All proceeds from this special ticket sale will benefit charity with half of the proceeds to benefit Dave Matthews’ Horton Foundation and the other half to benefit Ross School. Dave and Tim tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 803-6644 and mentioning the access code "Trax". For more information about the concert, please visit www.discoversocial.com."
Mmm… With all the truth outing on the Net these days you’d think we’re in the midst of a revolution, with the people ferreting out the facts and demanding that they be included in the equation, that they be considered, that they not be dictated to, that it be understood that they COUNT!
Oops, that’s exactly what’s happening.
If you want to maintain your elite position, better not interact with the public. Better not commit a single thought to print/e-mail. Better function in your own little hideaway. Because the hoi polloi is out to GET YOU!
As for fans having no problem with their favorite acts selling out, let me include the prelude to the above e-mail that was forwarded to me:
"I guess they cant sell any tickets!! i am against Dave doing this concert, so I have forwarded you an email that I received from the Fan Club"
An army of disinformation ministers can’t hold us back.