My people have spoken to The Allegan County Fair people, at length, about all the problems and complaints. I want everyone to understand I was contracted to play the show and we only handled the DELIVERY of Badass Beer thru a distributor. We explained to them my fans drink ALOT of beer!! So they did order an extra 30 kegs from there original order placed. WE did not sell or set up the system to which the beer was sold, we only brought our Badass truck, blow up bottles and a few games and promo items to sell and giveaway. There was no doubt some confusion on there end and it could of been handled better by the fair. They are trying to make things right by offering refunds and I believe have also learned a lot from this event. When you play 75 shows in a year it is nearly impossible to insure each one will be handled with perfection. We do the best we can. It sounds like people enjoyed the show, but the seating was not upto par. This was out of my hands but we will try and double check things like this in the future. You live and you learn. Thanks to everyone who came out.
Please see details on beer ticket refunds below. I think it at least shows the fair is trying to make things right and does care.
PS..You folks did SHATTER there beer sales record that night! Congrats! - Kid Rock
From The Allegan County fair:
The Allegen County Fair would like to thank all of you who came out to the Fair for the Kid rock concert on September 10th. what a fantastic show!
Although the concert was great there is an issue we want to clear p:
Beer Ticket Problem at the Allegan County Fair - We would like to apologize to anyone that wasn't able to buy beer with purchased beer tickets at our Kid Rock concert on September 10, 2011.
Beer was sold on the east and west ends of the tracks. Beer sales were higher than we had anticipated and when the beer distributor told me that they could possibly run out of beer we contacted our beer sellers and told them to shut down ticket sales and just let the people use up the reminaing tickets that were already purchased. Somewhere in all the hype of the concert the east end of the track was told to totally shut down. The west end of the track continued to sell people who had already purchased tickets but unfortunately some concert attendee's ont he east end of the track were unaware of this situation.
WE WILL BE REFUNDING TO ANYONE WITH UNUSED BEER TICKETS THAT WERE PURCHASED AT THE KID ROCK CONCERT AT THE ALLEGAN COUNTY FAIR. YOU MAY MAIL IN YOUR UNUSED BEER TICKETS OR SHOW UP AT THE FAIR OFFICE WITH YOUR UNUSED BEER TICKETS.
YOU MUST HAVE THESE TICKETS TO ALLEGAN COUNTRY FAIR BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2011. If arriving in person with your tickets the office is open 9am to 5pm. Questions 888.673.6501
Mailing Address: Allegan County Fair, PO Box 10, Allegan, MI 49010
Saree Miller, Manager