Monday, January 28, 2008

Supremely short-changed

News out of Jamaica is that Diana Ross, diva and former lead singer of Motown's Supremes, was less than supreme at this weekend's Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.

The Jamaica Gleaner has the account. It is an interesting story, also, because it uses phonetic spelling in quoting some of the upset festival-goers -- but I'm still not sure what was said. For example: "Wi come fi get leg and thigh and dem gi wi chicken back."

Seems that Ross' handlers refused to let festival organizers use the big-screen TVs -- the only way some of the thousands of patrons (who paid more than $5,000 US to enter the venue) could actually see her on stage.

Ross left the stage to a chorus of boos.

Was there a show you attended and felt short-changed? What was it?

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