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So on August 1st, Frank Ocean was due to perform at the Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI with the doors opening up at 7 PM. So I made the arrangements, packed my car up and then drove 3 hours to Detroit to get to the concert. I left out for the show early cause I wanted to be first in line and also up front at the show because I love(d) Frank Ocean so much and was ready to jam my life away.
So I got there around 1:30 PM with other fans not showing up until about 3:30 PM starting to line up behind me. But from 1:30 PM until 3:30PM Frank Ocean nor his camp were anywhere in the building. There was no sound check or anything from those two hours I was waiting. So naturally the fans start getting to know each other, talking about Frank, just some idle chit chat as they begin to arrive one by one. About 4:00 PM one of the workers of Saint Andrews Hall came out & told us that the show was postponed and Frank was not going to be performing that night.
Immediately I’m sitting there like this has to be a joke, so naturally all of the fans go to his twitter, tumblr, and instagram to see if he made a statement about canceling the show, nothing. Many of the fans still stayed around not believing the worker until they put a sign up that said:
So it was assumed that Frank Ocean was sick because he put this image up on his instagram the night before…
Now here’s the issue that I have.
There is nothing wrong with an artist being too sick to perform. We are human, we do get sick. But what I don’t understand is if you’re so sick what are you on Twitter tweeting nonsense and then posting videos of people doing the harlem shake on your tumblr?
It’s evident you had access to the internet in some capacity and as SOON as you found out you weren’t performing, don’t you think it would be the correct thing to do to acknowledge your fans and also apologize for having to cancel the last date of your first tour in promotion of your DEBUT album? Because if I’m not mistaken that’s exactly what Frank Ocean did when he got sick on tour last year & had to cancel a date in New York in the fall of last year.
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So he had the decency to realize the importance of keeping your fans informed last year in the fall but you can’t speak on or say anything now?
Oh but this will get better as well. At the end of the day Frank Ocean is not his manager nor his PR so although he technically should have said something, his team should have made a statement or something. So of course I found Frank’s manager twitter (@kellyclancy).
After tweeting her several times she has not replied or said anything about the canceled date when or if it is to be rescheduled or nothing. It seems as though it didn’t matter to Frank Ocean nor his team that he canceled this date and that’s not fair to his fans nor the people who spent their hard earned money & time that they won’t get back. There were people driving from all over the country for this last show and if they would have seen that it was cancelled they could have turned around, cancelled hotel reservations, etc.
It’s been three days since the concert & he’s said nothing. But low & behold Frank Ocean is in Chicago right now for Lollapalooza with a clean bill of health performing his life away. This whole situation is just too unprofessional and it shows the lack of remorse or care that he had to cancel this show. I loved Frank Ocean, I was a die hard stan for this man. I bought several copies of the album including the vinyl, I had even took a copy of the album unopened with a marker to try & make an attempt to get it signed but clearly that was a flop. It just makes me livid that he doesn’t show any type of care or anything for this situation & has YET to speak on the matter at all.