So Back To Stool sucked last night at Lupos.    Mac Miller was great.   White Panda was great.  Other than that it was a total disaster.   The crowd sucked.    Chiddy Bang didn’t show up.    Posner’s road manager gave me an invoice 1 second before Posner was due to go on stage for 4,000.00 in expenses, which I’d never seen before and didn’t know was coming and threatened that Posner wouldn’t play if I didn’t pay it on the spot.  Keep in min I never disputed that I owed expenses.  I just wanted to check their invoice with my records like a normal human being before paying.  And then to top it off I get home and see Chiddy Bang is bashing me on Twitter for “screwing the fans and being unorganized”.    All in all probably the most aggravating surreal life of my night.  Just fake life shit.    But maybe I’m just biased.   So starting with Chiddy Bang, I’ll let the Stoolies decide who is in the right here.   Me or these fake wannabe rockstars who think they are the Beatles or something.    Here is what happened with them over the past 24 hours and led to them missing a show and blaming it on me.

(As a sidenote Barstool agreed to pay for their travel expenses for this show so that’s why they emailed me to book the flights)


 

 

Email #1 From Chiddy Bang Manager on Tuesday regarding travel info

 

From: anthony@crushmm.com [mailto:anthony@crushmm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 9:42 PM
To: David Portnoy

Subject: Re: Show At Lupos Thursday


Noah beresin – 7/19/90
Chidera anamege – 9/11/90

Out of newark afternoon flight nothing too early

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From: “David Portnoy” <portnoy@barstoolsports.com>

 Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 21:35:21 -0400

To: ‘Anthony Martini’<anthony@crushmm.com>;

Subject: travel info


Here you go….


Expedia travel confirmation – Providence, RI – Oct 07, 2010



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MORNING OF SHOW

From: anthony@crushmm.com [mailto:anthony@crushmm.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2010 9:09 AM
To: David Portnoy
Subject: Travel Info


Hey david – I just checked there is a cheaper flight leaving later out of laguardia. Its $200 each

Its a 2:36pm flight from laguardia to providence – can we book them on there instead?

I spoke to expedia and they said there would be no charge to cancel sinces its less than 24hrs. Thanks

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


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 From: “David Portnoy” <portnoy@barstoolsports.com>

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:37:26 -0400

To: <anthony@crushmm.com>

Subject: RE: travel info


I’m on the phone right now.  They are telling me their is a fee.  Not from expedia but the airline.    If the tickets cost more are you willing to pick up the difference?

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From: anthony@crushmm.com [mailto:anthony@crushmm.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 9:42 AM
To: David Portnoy
Subject: Re: travel info


Really? They said itd be no fee at all… Well the new tix are $130 cheaper so we should be about the same. I’d pay the overage though. Itl prob be like 40 bucks diff

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


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From: “David Portnoy” <portnoy@barstoolsports.com>

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 10:00:05 -0400

To: <anthony@crushmm.com>

Subject: RE: travel info


I just got off the phone.  I have to run into a meeting right now.     I cancelled the expedia flights.   No charge.   Can you just book your US Air flights.  I’ll reimburse today when I see them?


Dave

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From: anthony@crushmm.com [mailto:anthony@crushmm.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:05 AM
To: David Portnoy
Subject: Re: travel info


I’m not near a computer for a while – why didn’t u just rebook when u were on the phone?

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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I called him after this.  I couldn’t book them on expedia because it was too close to the flight time.   Anthony didn’t want to book anything so I had sales slut call US Airline and book the tickets for them.   We sent Anthony the info.    20 minutes later sales guy called me and told me that US Air had cancelled the flight.


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From: portnoy@barstoolsports.com

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:06:54 -0400

To: <anthony@crushmm.com>

Subject: RE: travel info


US Airways just cancelled the flight.  Now what?


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From: anthony@crushmm.com

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:09:28 +0000

To: David Portnoy<portnoy@barstoolsports.com>

ReplyTo: anthony@crushmm.com

Subject: Re: travel info


Its just cancelled? For what reason? Weather is good

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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From: portnoy@barstoolsports.com

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:12:17 +0000

To: <anthony@crushmm.com>

ReplyTo: portnoy@barstoolsports.com

Subject: Re: travel info


Don’t know. Can they get to airport by 1pm. That’s only option now


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From: anthony@crushmm.com [mailto:anthony@crushmm.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2010 11:15 AM
To: portnoy@barstoolsports.com
Subject: Re: travel info


What happens to all the people on that flight? They have to put em on a diff one later no?

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


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From: “David Portnoy” <portnoy@barstoolsports.com>

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:26:54 -0400

To: <anthony@crushmm.com>

Subject: RE: travel info


What’s your number?    This is getting crazy.      There is a connection in Washington.   It gets them to PC around 5 pm but if that connection is missed then obviously they won’t be here.

You really don’t have anybody who can book the flights on  your end and we’ll reimburse.  It’s very hard now for us to do this because we’re a middle man and don’t know what you want and everything keeps changing.

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From: “David Portnoy” <portnoy@barstoolsports.com>

Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 12:06:54 -0400

To: <anthony@crushmm.com>

Subject: RE: travel info


what’s the plan?

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Notice this fucker didn’t get back to me for 30 minutes when I asked for his number and said that we need to fix this ASAP.     He was just lallygagging it through the day like it ain’t no thing.    At this point I pretty much stopped emailing  him because he wasn’t getting back to me and started calling him which sucks because I don’t have documentatation of how absurd it got.   Essentially the next step was that we tried to get them a car service because they wouldn’t book it on their own.   So me and the Sales guy started calling every car service we could think of in NYC.   Unfortunately most of them were already booked, but we did manage to find a couple that could pick them up in NY.    But the catch is the ones we found we couldn’t pay for it on our credit card because we wouldn’t be there to show the card when the driver picked them up.    So I called Chiddy’s manager and told him the situation and that we had a car ready to go.  He just had to give his credit card info.   Again we promised to reimburse Chiddy Bang when they arrived but they REFUSED to do that.  Awesome.

Finally we’re able to find a car service that will pick them up and accept our credit card.   This took probably 2 hours of calling around and wasted time.   Problem solved right?    Wrong.    Because one of the guys was still in Queens and the other guy was in Manhatten.    Yup it never occurred to them that they should get together in one spot to save time.   Instead the car service had to drive to downtown Manhatten at 4pm to pick one guy up and then had to drive to Queens to pick the other guy up.   They thought they had time because they didn’t think they’d hit traffic.       Yup they were suprised they hit traffic at rush hour in New York fucking city!     Again since 11:30am we were telling them just to get here and we’d pay them for the costs of whatever they did.    It’s not like we’re talking about travelling from Africa to Providence.  I mean if they jumped in a fucking rental car at 1pm they would have been there by soundcheck.    But instead it took them until 4pm for the first guy to get into a car.  How many Accella trains do you think they missed in that time period.  Oh wait, Chiddy Bang doesn’t travel by train.


Long story short Chiddy Bang was supposed to be in Providence for sound check at 4pm.    They were supposed to be on stage at 8:20.   They decided the first flight we booked wasn’t good enough for them.  The second flight got cancelled.  (not their fault)  They refused to book a car service on their own.   They had one guy in Queens and one guy in Manhattan.   And when they finally did get on the road we couldn’t get a hold of anybody to get an update on where they were in route.   In fact this was the first message we got from their manager.   He actually had the balls to ask to put people on the guest list


——Original Message——

From: Anthony Martini

To: David Portnoy

Subject: chiddy list

Sent: Oct 7, 2010 7:58 PM


obina nwafor + 3

pat mineo + 1


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From: portnoy@barstoolsports.com

To: Anthony Martini

ReplyTo: portnoy@barstoolsports.com

Subject: Re: chiddy list

Sent: Oct 7, 2010 7:59 PM


Where are they

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——Original Message——

From: Anthony Martini

To: David Portnoy

Subject: chiddy list

Sent: Oct 7, 2010 8:12 PM


Like 40 mins away

One more name

Amanda Botelho+1

Thanks

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You believe this shit?   Naturally their agents who are also Posner’s agents call me up at 8:30pm telling me Chiddy will be there in 30 minutes to 45 minutes, but they still want to come and do Smoke and Drive with Posner and will do a quick set.  Posner is cool with it, blah, blah, blah.    They’d just rush in grab the microphone and do a couple songs.  Supposedly they didn’t need any set up even though they forced us to rent drums and specific equipment for them.    They’d just show up and play for a couple minutes and collect their $4,500.00 pay check.   Keep in mind I already paid them $4,500.00 for the show.   Everybody at Lupos was telling me logistically it couldn’t happen.  Just not enough time with the 10pm curfew.   So that’s when I told Chiddy Bang’s manager we couldn’t do it anymore.   It was a little after 8:30pm with Chiddy Bang still at least a half an hour away (although we never got to talk to them directly) and 5 hours late.     Now Chiddy is on their twitter page saying I wasn’t organized and his agents are saying I cancelled him.     Is this fake life or what?   Like stop being a little pussy and blaming this on me.   Be a fucking man and admit you fucked up.  You fucking dillydallied all day until it was too fucking late and you missed the show.    You were 5 fucking hours late.   You missed your set time by an hour.   Yet somehow I fucked you over?    Pretty fucking sad.


PS – If you don’t like hearing me bitch about shit today is not the day to read the Stool.  I’m just getting going motherfuckers.   I’m just getting going.