Today, in backwoods Pennsylvania, the Alliance Festival took place at a place called Heritage Park, but not without a bunch of bands dropping off the bill first and calling the organizers out for being douche nozzles.
One of those bands was Norma Jean, who wrote online, “We are really sorry to announce that because of circumstances beyond our control, we will not be at Alliance Fest in McDonald, PA tomorrow. We apologize to anyone that wanted to see us. We will be back there as soon as possible.”
The Devil Wears Prada backed out because of “the promoter’s failure to meet contractual obligations,” according to an online post.
And Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster pulled out due to
“the same issues all the other bands have had. We did everything in our power to make it happen, but it is out of our hands. We are very sorry.”
In a statement, the festival’s organizers sau that, “Unfortunately we have hit some obstacles here in the upcoming days to the festival that we were not expecting. We had our production for the 3rd stage drop out unexpectedly, and with no time to find a replacement, we had to drop a number of bands to be able to fit everyone on 2 stages.
“Also, due to problems that we won’t go into, we had to cancel with The Devil Wears Prada. This was the last thing we wanted to do, especially knowing how much this area love the band, but unfortunately we were left with no choice. We also had to drop a number of other bands, and a few had to pull out for their own reasons.
“Some of the dropped bands as of now consist of Grave Robber, Defending Cain, Onward To Olympas, Life On Repeat, and Jamie’s Elsewhere. Demon Hunter will be the headliner now for Alliance. We are still working out the lineup and will try to get it out to everyone before the festival, but with these setbacks, we have to redo the schedule. We appreciate all of you who support us and thank you for being patient. This festival has definitely had it’s first year bumps, but we are still pushing to put on a great festival in the name of God.”
Yeah, this is a Christian gathering. Glad I’m far, far away.