Pythia Comments On Canceled Tour Date
Band Photo: The Gathering (?)
Gothic metal act Pythia has issued the following statement about canceling a previously announced live show:
"The Gathering. It is great with regret that Pythia and The Lorien Trust have to announce that the planned performance by the aforementioned artist is canceled without prejudice. Unfortunately, due to an announcement on the band’s official site with slightly incorrect ticket pricing and ensuing reaction from the player base regarding IC/OOC issues of the performance on the Saturday night, and lack of infrastructure allowing the performance to go ahead on the Thursday as suggested by many, the show will not be going ahead.
"An unexpected backlash from established players has made LT and Pythia re-think the proposed show, as many thought this may interrupt the immersion of the IC aspect of the weekend. Not wanting to offend anyone, as Pythia are also well established participants in the RPG scene, it was thought best that the performance would be better suited to a different type of event, and hope that this is not a reflection upon the artists themselves, but merely the prospect of an electrically ‘live’ performance at The Gathering.
"Unfortunately, many people who were coming to the event to enjoy the LARP experience for the first time through being fans of Pythia who were looking forward to becoming regular members have been left feeling a little amiss. Should these players still attend the event, we suggest that it is best that all existing players extend them the same welcome as any new player should.
"The band extend their great disappointment at not being able to join in at what is looking to be a great Bank Holiday weekend, and hope those who have participated in the discussions online in a positive way take some time to familiarize themselves with the band, and feel welcome to join in on their forums and live shows.
"The performance by Pythia was meant to be for the players at the event, and no one wants people disappointed with a weekend that they have been saving up for and looking forward to. We hope in future that other proposed events to expand the player base/introduce people to new media and free entertainment will not be met with such unprecedented hostility. In a similar way, we urge the Pythia fans to feel welcome with The Lorien Trust, and realize that comments made on the internet were views expressed by individuals, not the thoughts of LT themselves.
"Rest assured, all future LT/Pythia events, both individually and joint ventures (oh yes, there will be!!) shall be undertaken in full disclosure to fans/participants from both sides. We hope the weekend is a great success, and look forward to seeing you all in the very near future at both Lorien Trust events and Pythia shows."
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