for anyone who has not heard, i was supposed to play a festival in monterrey, mexico last week called MTYMX.
i was unable to attend the festival, along with dozens of other bands who were supposed to play because of logistical problems with the busses that were supposed to be taking us down there. basically, the busses were either not running, or they were taking 12-15 hours to get to monterrey, after we had been told it would take 5 hours.
for a festival of these unprecedented proportions, it seems a given that not everything would run smoothly, and i applaud todd p for his incredible hard work and trail blazing spirit to even attempt something like this. and it seems to have gone pretty smoothly.
it just seems there is some miscommunication to the fans in mexico about why we didnt make it to the festival. it was not because of us being afraid of mexicans, or of mexico. i was looking forward to the festival for months, and thought it was a really important experiment in cross cultural relationship building.
we dont need more fear, or hostility between mexico and america...
the promoters, or whoever, need to address the issue about the busses being COMPLETELY FUCKED. and in no way was it an issue of feeling scared of mexico. we wanted to be there, but just couldnt.
my deepest apologies to anyone who wanted to see me perform in mexico, i wish i could have been there.