Another one of those laws that shouldn’t be needed – common sense, right?
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So here’s the scoop – Lil Wayne’s excuses as to why he would not perform in Rochester and Boston are essentially bullshit. Why would Wayne not comply with rules in two big media markets, yet follow all the rules in Wilkes-Barre, PA?
Weezy pulled in a quick $210,000 for last night’s show at the Wachovia Arena. Whereas the shows in Rochester and Boston were for radio stations, booked by the labels. “Radio shows” usually pay expenses and not much more. Some stations will work out a deal where the headlining artist receives a cut or all of the door – but that is rare.
Just to furthen the point – Weezy complained of a subpar soundsystem in Rochester. Yet, the system was good enough for other performers that night, including T-Pain and Ludacris.
In Boston, the story revolved around mandatory medal detectors. My source who works security at Wachovia Arena told me Wayne would be subjected to the same preresequites to enter the venue in PA. Apparently, he did.
BTW – After leaving Wachovia Arena with 2 groupies, Weezy and company made a quick stop at the local Denny’s. Wayne himself did not enter, instead sending his manager to snag a menu, place his order, and bring his food back to the bus.