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Thursday, March 2, 2017

HamFest Weekend-Comments opened

Hey all, Metro here,

Well its Thursday and you know what that means.....
The start of the most corrupt.......I mean largest local music festival in the nation.  I have already posted my schedule here:

Bryan Metro's HamFest Schedule

However, I can't be everywhere, so for this weekend only, I have re-opened the unmoderated comments so you geeks don't have to worry about being made fun of or shamed.  You know where I will be, so let me know how the 300 bands I couldn't see did.

Did Queen Kwong really make t-shirts or was it lip service?

How much "participation award" polite applause did George Morris get for trying?  Oh wait, they're on my schedule!

Did the HamFest committee hold an emergency meeting during the actual festival?

Did the IRS revoke the 501c3 revoke?

How many urban achievers did Lee ask to?....okay, I'll stop there.

Has anybody found the missing/undocumented $20,000 between the Fest and the charity?

How many cheeks were turned during the weekend?

How many checks were bounced based on the history of the committee (more on that later)?

How many bands realized what is actually going on yet still played because of the free (literally and figuratively) exposure? 

How many bands actually received compensation for playing the Fest despite everyone volunteering for free (you know its happening)?

How many members of the committee for the Fest are playing?

How much did the committee ask the Hamtramck DDA (which XXXXXX of XXXXXX is a current/former board member)  (DDA=Downtown Development Authority) to recoup lost funds from previous Fests?  Is it $2000 or did it get changed to $4000, maybe even $6000.  We'll never know because its never reported.  Haha just kidding, I have the meeting minutes.

How many committee members are in the dark?


How many people will spin it that they are happy White Shag was kicked off, and how many will admit they were used as a patsy as a distraction from my financial investigations and blogging to get everybody on the same page.....?  What's the ratio??

What is the status of XXXXXXX's Chapter 7 bankruptcy?

Not a question but still fun.  Here's this Clip  from last year with a doozy of a quote "providing scholarships" as in the present tense.  Me and Savage Henry did our homework and searched everywhere but the only scholarships that have ever been provided/ or at least reported were to a few white kids in 2014.  The charity's website uses their picture to this day.

Why does Woodman allow himself to be a glorified mascot for a festival that is for the people and scams the people when he is one of the nicest most genuine people in the STATE?

What is the status of the Disney copyright infringement of using Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia's likeness for either profit or a charity that has admitted to "Clerical misunderstandings"?

What other blogs are actually providing decent coverage of the Fest, and I'm not counting the Jeff Milo hyperbole posts, or Hip in PLAV Brunch's unreadable entries.

There are so many unanswered questions (more on that in a week) about the Fest that I couldn't keep track.  Let's have fun Detroit/Hamtramck, and it goes without saying, everyone be safe.  Check the link above for my schedule and buy me a drink....

From the Iceman Commeth,
Bryan Metro

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ, please say you have documentation for all this....

Bryan Metro said...

Yeah, I do, and it was submitted to Channel 7 today in case anything happens to me during the weekend.. Thanks for reading!

Anonymous said...

You see, this is what satire/journalism should be. Not the Milo puff pieces where "everything is alright". If you really have documents showing everything you said is legit, then shame on the local journalists, bloggers, festivals, bands for contributing to this scam. There is NOBODY else in this area who doesn't give a fuck as much as Metro

Anonymous said...

Jesus, well there is your "October Surprise"

Anonymous said...

Holy shit!

just_a_grrl said...

I love the sound of heads exploding in the morning...

Anonymous said...

Tick tock, tick tock

Combover said...

That youtube clip of Strobe and Dodson is classic. They look like the two Muppets who are in the balcony. Who let them on tv with that hair?

Anonymous said...

The band that played at the end of the segment...that had to be satire, right?

Anonymous said...

More people will be checking their phones for the comments here than will be watching the Hangrenades set at kickoff. Everything is right in the world..

Bryan Metro said...

Fuck if I care. I'm going to see the new Wolverine movie "Logan tonight. There's my kick-off preview. Have you even seen the kick-off lineup??? The Handgrenades and Carjack (2009) in the same venue. The definition of pass. I'll see everyone Friday

Anonymous said...

I guess you could say that Metro/Robby (CM) Punk'd them. Sorry that was bad....

Anonymous said...

Over 200 bands and that's who they put on TV?

Anonymous said...

What channel?

Bryan Metro said...

It was from last year. Channel 69

Bryan Metro said...

The clip was from 2016 and the best part (aside from the already mentioned haircuts) is them saying the charity is (present tense) giving out scholarships when all public records show they only gave them out once in 2014 to a bunch of white kids and have been using the same pic since then. Nothing to see here......

Anonymous said...

Holy shit, this actually is hilarious and fun. I just caught this classic from their actual website:
"Get this year’s Custom printed Tee Shirt

Buy one at Planet Ant Hall this Thursday for $10
or bring your own and have it screen-printed
by Hype Screen Printing for $5

Can’t make it? They’ll also be available both
Friday & Saturday nights at Small’s Bar"

They are still advertising the custom infringement t-shirts but if you "can't make it" they'll be at Smalls Friday and Saturday. What does that even mean?? If you can't make it why would you be at Small's, a Fest venue requiring $10 wristband to enter? These people really are retarded. This is hilarious.

Bane Metro said...

We take Hamtramck from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you... the people. Hamtramck is yours. None shall interfere. Do as you please. Start by storming New Dodge, then the Planet Ant Hall brother venue of Bank Suey and freeing the oppressed! Step forward those who would serve. For an army will be raised. The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests, and cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed. Blood will be shed. Eugene Strobe's combover will spin so fast that he will be lifted into space and become a cosmic light shape. The Hamfest committee will survive, as they learn to serve true justice. This great city... it will endure. Hamtramck will survive!

Anonymous said...

The DDA money was to recoup money for the Hamtramck Labor Day festival not HMF.

Bryan Metro said...

Just look at the next post.

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