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Ctrl-Alt-Delete Fest? 
30th-Jul-2014 11:00 am
calm, metal
It's increasingly looking like Alt-Fest, the music festival I was planning on attending in England two weeks from now, has been cancelled. Rumors started flying around yesterday morning, and while there's still been no official statement from the organizers, a number of the artists who were supposed to perform have announced on social media that the event is cancelled.

When I initially backed the festival on Kickstarter a year and a half ago, I thought there was a fair risk that it wouldn't actually happen. New festivals are hard to get off the ground. I really didn't expect things to crash and burn this close to the event, though.

Hopefully, I'll be able to get some of what I paid refunded. (The Kickstarter pledge is probably a write-off, but the regular ticket I bought for Daniel ought to be refundable, and my hotel booking might be partially refundable.) And it means I'll have three extra days in England to do what I want with, and I should have no problem coming up with three days of awesome stuff to do in England.

Still, it does feel a bit like my birthday party has been cancelled. And I do wish that the organizers would make some kind of official statement and explain what's going on.

I suppose in the future I'd better stick to festivals with more of a track record. (Not that those don't get cancelled, but they seem to handle the communication better.)
Comments 
31st-Jul-2014 05:23 am (UTC)
Aw, man, I'm sorry. :-( I hope the extra three days make up for it!
31st-Jul-2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I know I'll have plenty of fun, but I am a bit sad about the sudden dearth of live music in my vacation plans. I do hear that London has a bit of a music scene, though, so I might be able to fix that. ;)
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