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It may be time for POD to admit that their Some Day Never End fest is cursed. If last year’s “unforseen circumstances”, the ones which forced the Groove Armada and Dizzee Rascal show to be downsized, was a bad start …

Wed, Oct 22, 2008, 14:21

   

It may be time for POD to admit that their Some Day Never End fest is cursed. If last year’s “unforseen circumstances”, the ones which forced the Groove Armada and Dizzee Rascal show to be downsized, was a bad start for a new festival, this year has been been downright terrible.

We’ve already written about how ALL the proposed gigs at IMMA have been forced to move to smaller venues in the city. Then, there was the attempt to put on a My Morning Jacket gig which came a cropper.

As if things couldn’t get worse (pause for dramatic effect), well, they just did. The gig which was supposed to feature a trio of Eighties pop stars – namely Human League, ABC and Heaven 17 – at IMMA which had been moved to Tripod has been further downsized. Yes, the Human League ain’t coming to town.

The official reason? Hairspray issues? Cocktail bar waitressing paying more cash? Per the press release: “after long consideration, The Human League have regretfully had to withdraw due to technical difficulties beyond their control associated with moving the date from its original venue at IMMA to Tripod”.

Because of the League no-show, tickets are now €24.50, twenty euro less than the original tickets which went on sale ages ago. Anyone who has already paid the full whack can get their twenty euro back on the door on the night. Wonder how many twenty euro notes they’ll need for that?

It can’t get any worse, can it? Oh yes, it can. The Minotaur Shock gig at Crawdaddy at the weekend has also been pulled. Blimey. No reason given so maybe it was something to do with the medical cards for the over 70s. Or maybe not.

Poor POD, they must be morto at all this.

Hold on, what’s this? Another change? You’ve got to be joking. You’re not joking? OK. Now we hear that one of the two Roseanne Barr gigs have been cancelled. The Friday show is still going ahead, but they need the venue back for ABC and Heaven 17 on the Sunday so Roseanne’s second gig is 86′d.

I’m going to end this post now before I hex something else.