Last night at about 1am, we asked that you contact The Whigs and ask them not to play GPB’s live studio show. Well…it worked! The band cancelled the gig!!!
This could not have happened without your support! YOU ARE THE REASON THAT THIS HAPPENED!
We were notified about this performance via people following our FB page - fans of both Album 88 and The Whigs. You are the most important element of this fight.
We won a spot for the live performance via AJC and went down to GPB (with our SAVE WRAS shirts on!) to stage a silent protest. While waiting in the lobby, we saw the band’s van outside and The Whigs were inside it. They were supposed to play at 12:30. This was at 12:35 and they hadn’t even loaded in yet. We approached the van and they rolled down the window. We asked them if they were going to play and we were told that they were probably going to cancel. We introduced ourselves and told them we were with SaveWRAS. They were extremely nice and we could tell this whole thing had blind-sided them. They did not want to be in the middle of a controversy and did not want to hurt any relations with either side. I was told that they had received “hundreds” of emails and Facebook messages. Some of it angry(behave y’all). They do support public radio, but they support college radio even more! (woot!) In the end, we offered them some gas money for their troubles and they gracefully declined.
These guys are solid. Super solid. They have friends on both sides, as many of us do. Go to their Facebook page and thank them for doing the right thing!
Thanks again to all of you that heard the call to action and responded in mass! Your support is amazing!!!