As usual Bisco ignores New york for that hell hole in South Jersey The Starland Ballroom
A letter to The band
Starland Ballroom is not a venue for New york City fans. I have no car and the only train leaves back to NYC at midnight during the first set.
You guys always skip NYC and use this venue as a replacement.
I have seen hundreds of arrests there.
The guidos not only brag about beating down the hippies, they grab your nut sack searching for drugs.
My wife got knocked out cold by a bouncer who pushed her out of the way to bust someone for smoking grass.
Two times I arrived at the Starland before the opening act and didn't get in before the end of the first set of Bisco because they were not letting us in and oversearching us.
Starland in in a school zone so anyone arrested smoking grass can do jail time.
I love you guys, but for years you only play New York once a year and then throw us some shows in South Jersey and call it NYC. I know people who stopped seeing Bisco because they couldn't believe you would allow your fans to be so harrassed and victimized. One year there were like 350 arrests and two years ago they made us sit in a blizzard for the whole show.(By Us I mean half the crowd)
Please don't use this as a replacement for NYC. New Yorkers can't come and I can't believe how any band would consider playing there again. The Black Crowes cancelled their show there after they received complaints from Bisco fans of being beaten up and arrested. I am not exagerating. In fact I I'm being nice.
I have seen shows all over the world for 20 years and this is the worst venue ever. They hate your fans and go out of their way to beat them down, punch them in the face, and the arrest them. If ROb Bass played there it would be a party, but Bisco heads are not welcome.
Jambase is so filled with stories like mine anytime someone plays there that none of the cool bands subject their fans to it. Please pay attention this time. I know these are your boys from the day and they probably treat you like VIP, but they abuse us. My wife got a black eye from a bouncer and that was after another bouncer squeezed her tits before the show to find drugs that she didn't have.
Again please don't invite your fans into an ambush. Thanx