I have not reached the upper limits of my ability to express myself, sir.
I reiterate-WHAT'S DONE IS DONE. This was a business dealing. We hardcore fans tend to romanticize it, but people come out on the short end of the stick every day in business dealings. Legally, Bob Shane apparently had every right to do what he did. We as fans don't have any say in that, no matter how personally invested we may feel.
It sucks how GBR were told, and that's partially on MM's shoulders, but why didn't Bob tell them himself? Strange.
If you've followed all the posts from the get-go, I think a picture develops of what probably happened. I'm sure between this board and the other it's still there. Some of it should not have been said, and I won't repeat it-but if you wanna know, you know. We are not owed any explanation of how and why another man conducts his business.
What's been done can't be undone. If GBR had a contract, I'm sure they would have sued by now. I'd guess they were working on a gentlemen's agreement-George for over 40 years. Ask yourself what could have changed? It certainly left them in the breeze when this went down.
No one is going to get a public apology-or probably a private one at this point. Obviously many bridges were burned.
As far as I'm concerned, all Mike Marvin (et al) owes us is a good show. That's where we seem to be getting screwed, but I'll know more after I see them in person. If it sounds like garbage, I won't go back.
None of this is going to change. Go buy a ticket to a Folk Legends show. Hell, you might see me there. What you won't see is George, Bill, and Rick in striped shirts together-and that is permanent.
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