Does anyone know exactly what happened at the Stone Pony?
and yeah, I respect these guys so much for sticking around and doing this for the fans, It really meant a lot to me, especially when TWY played All My Friends Are In Bar Bands.
I'm guessing it was a logistical thing. There was a different show happening inside the Pony, and normally the outside is open during shows for the smoking area and separate bar. This was originally supposed to be a beach bonfire, but that was changed at least a month ago.
We left TWY's set and walked right over to the Pony. There was no stage set up, no amps or speakers or anything. We asked one of the security guards where they'd be playing, and he said they were still trying to figure it out. We then heard some lady in charge say to another worker "Start telling people it's cancelled. Tell them there's an issue. Tell them one of the band members is sick."
Something seemed weird about that, but then they started kicking people out. It seemed odd that one band member was allegedly sick so both bands cancelled. We waited outside for a few mintues, and then everyone went up to the boardwalk. Eventually TWY arrived with their guitars and both bands played.
EDIT: Forgot to say that Saturday's BBQ show with MCS and someone else was also cancelled. We found that out while in line for Brand New. The outdoor area was definitely used as a smoking area for BN's show.