Saturday night's show was incredible, spellbinding and amazing. We were on a music nirvana high, only to suddenly come crashing down and be punished. Safety comes first, yes please. However, in this well oiled professional arena, the situation was handled terribly. Someone in authority, whether from Fonda management, club security (is there no policy in place?) or the LAFD should have taken the stage immediately to properly inform the crowd and try to rectify the situation. Unacceptable for them to instead pressure the artist to have to awkwardly address. It was a devastating crash to a once in a lifetime event.
So how about this type of solution: Instead of TP and the Heartbreakers ending their concert run in Minneapolis or out of state - add a final night in L.A. - for the 6/8 fans. The promoters have all our info (name, email, credit card). The added show would be comped for these fans and organized again by will call BUT the combo of promoters (Ticketmaster, Golden Voice and the Fonda Theater) should cover all expenses and staffing. The Fonda could reap the money made at the bar (which is substantial), and Petty & Co. divide money of merchandise sold. It's a win-win. Fans get the show + encores, promoters get mud off their faces & butts and still make a little coin, and TP ends his run at home in L.A. The show should go on! (much more satisfying than a $ refund).