I bet they turn up now that the mega money has gone. Although this is almost 20 years ago
We see the flyers, we pay our money and all too often they never turn up.
Words: Jane Headon
Cartoon: Stuart Harrison
Published in Mixmag December 1993
It’s a familiar story. You’ve paid £15 to hear your favourite DJ and you couldn’t care less about the rest of the line-up. You’re well inside the door before you realise he’s not actually showing. And can you get your money back? You’d have more chance of being asked to DJ yourself. It wouldn’t and doesn’t happen with live bands so why should we have to put up with it? And why is it so hard to find someone to blame?
Promoters say it’s not their fault, that they book DJs who never show and how can they be held responsible for the ﬂaky nature of the disc spinners? Recently however, DJs have been pointing their ﬁngers at dodgy dealers who put their names on ﬂyers fraudulently, knowing full well that the DJ isn’t even booked.