Travis Pangburn has acquired a bad reputation for stiffing attendees and speakers at his traveling alt-light ‘philosophy’ show, but it turns out he also stiffed children’s entertainers, like Sharon, (Lois), and Bram (Lois died a few years ago, so she’s safe, unless Trav is digging up her grave for valuables now). Maybe you didn’t have kids so you have no idea who they are, but if you do, all I have to do is say “skinnamarinky dinky dink” to infect you with an earworm.
Anyway, Sharon and Bram are out $15,000. Here’s Pangburn’s response:
Asked why he didn’t pay the agreed-upon price to Sharon and Bram, he wrote, “It sucks. I am and forever will be huge fans of Sharon and Bram. The fact that the shows didn’t bring in enough to cover their full fee was not expected and it was highly unfortunate.”
You know, Sharon and Bram lost money on those gigs, because they felt responsible and an obligation to pay their crew and the venues out of their own pocket, despite the fact that they did their job and it was their promoter who screwed up, making promises he couldn’t keep. Pangburn, on the other hand, blames the crowds and defaults on his obligations.
Yeah, it sucks. The “it” in this case refers to Travis Pangburn.