Benefit Concert Canceled

HOUSTON, TX -- A rock band that had planned to give a free concert in the Astrodome in Houston to provide some much-needed entertainment to the displaced citizens of New Orleans has met with fierce opposition from the Big Easy refugees.
Just as the MC finished announcing the band and they started playing their upbeat 1980s hit "Walking on Sunshine", the audience started booing them off the stage. Guitarist Kimberley Rew was pelted with several unidentified objects. "You'd think these people would appreciate something to distract them in this terrible ordeal," he commented. Band member Vince de la Cruz was equally baffled over the angry reception of the crowd. "Far be it from me to be judgmental about people who have experienced a horrible tragedy, but I can't help feeling that it's a bit ungrateful."
The band's singer stated that "if the crowd doesn't want us, we won't force our music down their throats." Ms Leskanich said that her band, Katrina and the Waves would be continuing on their Texas tour as planned.

Disclaimer 1: Like everyone, I am horrified at the disastrous events surrounding hurricane Katrina. This posting is not meant to belittle that tragedy. But as George Bernard Shaw pointed out, "Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be
serious when people laugh."

Disclaimer 2: This story is completely and totally fictional. None of the band members ever said any of this, nor did they plan a concert. The worst thing Katrina and the Waves have ever done is win the Eurovision Song Contest.

Posted by cronopio at 01:17 PM, September 01, 2005