There has been a lot of flack directed toward Train on various forums in the past few days regarding the M & G's on the current US tour.
Bottom line? If you like the music, buy the albums and the expensive concert ticket packages. But please bear in mind that Train don't owe you anything.
My Daughter and I were lucky recently when we got backstage in London. For whatever reason Pat didn't show up. Did we fret, fuss or send him a tweet telling him what a joke it was? No.
Whatever is happening in the US isn't Train's fault. If you have a beef, contact the promotions company or whoever, do not slag the guys because you've been a fan for 148 years and reckon they owe you.
Tom the tour manager has been slagged on these forums too.I've met the guy once and formed the impression that he has immense logistical responsibility on his shoulders and would seriously bawl someone out if they got in the way of him doing his job in the manner to which Train have become accustomed. (That is a compliment, honestly!) Is he the right person to run the hospitality side? I can only say that we found him polite and efficient, but focused on getting his job done.
Train is a successful business, and, like all businesses, needs to make money to pay its employees and directors.
Lets get past this and enjoy the music and the shows.
Written with love.......