Post by janrichards on Aug 12, 2005 19:33:16 GMT 1
We all by now know what actually happened. The biggest Rolling Stones related scam since 1962
They said in the direct broadcast several times that they will send the gig as itt happensssssss. They NEVER said as it happenedddddddddddd.
Here is one of the comments that Ville has come across:
” Q107 beast of burden for fans
Promises of a live Rolling Stones broadcast on Q107 timed to coincide with the band's gig at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Wednesday night have earned the local classic rock station the ire of listeners worldwide who feel they were duped into tuning in to a three-year-old concert.
Although "The Mighty Q" never explicitly stated it would be airing a live feed from the hot-ticket club show, daylong promos touting "the Stones live on air" at 9:30 p.m. — the scheduled start time for the gig — were vague enough that many fans assumed Q107 would be plugging directly into the venue.
Observant Stones obsessives who dialed in, however, quickly noted that the "live" show they were hearing was, in fact, a recording of the band's show at the Palais Royale in August of 2002.
And, thanks to online streaming, the resulting disappointment extended well into far-flung time zones where faithful fans in places like the Netherlands and Finland were none too pleased to have roused themselves in the middle of the night for what they see as a bit of a bait-and-switch campaign.
"I heard the first song and thought, hey, this is the first song they played in 2002 at the Palais Royale. If the next song is Sad, Sad, Sad, then they must be playing a tape," fumed Mike Lindemann, 20, of York Region, who was particularly peeved at how on-air personality John Scholes led listeners to believe he was sitting in the club.
"The promo was fine. All they said for the promo was 'Stones live in Toronto,' which it was, right?
"The thing that upset me was the way he handled it on the air, making it sound like it was live at the Phoenix. He went on the whole time acting like it was actually live from the Phoenix.
"He said things like: 'Hold on, I've written down all the songs that they've played. Let me pass them back to you.' And there was crowd noise in the background. It's kind of pathetic."
Lindemann was not alone in registering his distaste with the station via e-mail during the broadcast. A quick perusal of the forums on Rolling Stones fan sites such as "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll" ( <http://www.iorr.org/> http://www.iorr.org) reveals a minute-by-minute chronicle of mounting disappointment, as excitable posts of "3 min" and "HERE WE GO..." give way to almost instant recognition the show was canned.
An IORR member by the name of TooTight, in fact, has already observed at 9:30 (4:30 a.m. his time): "I think this is Palaise (sic) Royale, 2002." Another notes that even the crowd noise "sounds identical." It gets angrier from there and then the calls to berate Q107 begin.
Q's programming director, Blair Bartrem, said "40 or 50" letters awaited him when he came in yesterday morning — irate enough, he joked, that he was "going to have an intern start my car later today."
Bartrem maintained that Q107's intent was never to deceive, but does concede that the station could have been a little more specific in its programming intentions.
The Palais Royale recording, he said, was an "anonymous" soundboard bootleg left "in a brown envelope at reception" (given the security precautions at Rolling Stones shows, you may now commence speculation from whence that came) and of a quality too good not to air.
"I guess the way we positioned it on the air was 'Celebrating this night at the Phoenix, we've got Stones live on air at 9:30.' People heard 'live' and 'Phoenix' and put the two together and thought 'simulcasting,'" he said.
"In hindsight, one line would have saved all the problems: 'While some are enjoying the show at the Phoenix, let's go back three years and enjoy what was going on.'"
Since he was one of the lucky 1,100 people to attend the show, Bartrem said he can't speak to what Scholes said on air, but he is taking care to absolve the station's DJs "of any kind of responsibility in this thing" and accepts full blame for the furor.
As penance, he has volunteered to be morning host John Derringer's "Tool of the Day" today and will publicly proclaim the whole thing "totally my fault." He has sent a mea culpa e-mail to everyone who wrote the station.
It's dubious whether this will appease some fans. A couple of hours after Bartrem e-mailed his apology yesterday, one IORR member had already ventured: "My hunch is that it will be a taped program of some apology that they did a couple of years ago."
Post by janrichards on Aug 12, 2005 19:39:23 GMT 1
It is interesting that they mention FINLAND in the text... I actually sent the damn radio station a very very nasty mail telling them my feelings...
Seams to be that they have actually noticed it as Finland is mentioned Don't think anybody else sent any mail than myself...
I hope that this story do not end here. The persons responsible for this has to be sacked and the radio station needs to get a punch in the loudspeakers We have to take them down and out from the air They deserv no less than that.
I mean, I dont mind if they mess around with Britney or Back Street Boys fans. But to mess with STONES FANS the way they did... That just cannot go by with a small sorry mail....