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What Happened At The Excision Show


Eager as ever to cover the Excision show at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square last Saturday, we prepared ourselves for a night to remember.

From previewing to promoting the show, we were pumped as you could only imagine. After finding a parking space a few blocks away from the venue, we joined this fast-paced line just to get on another line (will call). Mentioning that you were a part of press for the event did not matter much. We get it, but not really. (See clip of us joining the line below)

(We would have filmed more but…)

In short, (when at will call) we learned that we were not on the press list. After being asked to step off of the line, we stood near the entrance in the cold for approximately twenty minutes. We waited for

  • (a) Excision’s publicist to reply to the venue’s publicist to confirm or
  • (b) for me to find the confirmation email on my mobile phone. (If you know anything about my inbox, it is like an on-going block party. We confirmed months prior so, that email was “buried”.

Finally, we called his publicist and soon we understood the source of the issue. He forgot to put us on the list. Great. He thoroughly apologized for his mistake — in fact, it was endless. Unfortunately, since that show was sold out, we could not be admitted.

“Unbelievable!”, I thought.

During the phone call, we were asked to come back for the Sunday show. We agreed.

One little problem: Sunday’s show was canceled — on Sunday — and I did not receive an email or phone call about it. I found out it was canceled on the way to the canceled show. Something told me to just look on their website. After seeing what you see below, I was irate!

Excision canceled show at Best Buy Theatre

I felt like I was being Punk’d! In any case, he was sincerely apologetic again.

This article is not intended to drag anyone through the mud, but it is to tell the truth and to let fans know we are sincerely sorry about our lack of coverage. We were cooperative and we totally intended on attending. There wasn’t much we could do. We are huge fans and we were looking forward to the experience.

Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is the Director of Content for Duke Concept; Bartee is an Entertainment Creator for Google Web Stories. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.