Two days before we were going to see Bruce Springsteen in Greensboro, he decided to cancel the concert to protest the North Carolina Legislature and Governor and legislation they passed.
Except that his actions didn't hurt the Governor or the Legislature. They hurt us.
We lost a son to suicide in November. His birthday is next week. This was going to be a small gathering of the family, to go see a concert, to remember Mike, be together, and make what we could out of it. I haven't looked forward to much, but I was looking forward to this.
Now it's canceled. We're not even going to all get together this weekend.
He's promising everyone will get their tickets refunded. If Bruce or anyone that works for his organization is surfing the web and reads this, don't kid yourselves. The money does not make this right. This was a one time chance for a lot of us and you canceled two days before the event.
You could have done the concert and donated the money to LGBT political causes. You could have refused to schedule any future events in North Carolina and honored the commitment you had already made. You could have handled this in a way that didn't just screw your fans.
Just to add to the loss, I don't think I will ever enjoy your music again.
Update from the comments for the win: It's a shame that Springsteen doesn't sell cakes or you could sue him for refusing you service.