The talent coordinator for the Kasanggayahan Festival revealed why Sorsogon Governor Boboy Hamor canceled the OPM band Kamikazee show in their province.
According to talent coordinator Jonathan Valdez, Kamikazee members showed a bad attitude toward the governor, resulting in them being ousted from the show.
Valdez revealed that Hamor made a rare request for a photo opportunity with Kamikazee, which the band didn’t grant.
“In my years of bringing bands/artists in Sorsogon, never po nag-request ng picture si Gov. And I believe all the artists/bands na nakapunta sa Sorsogon can attest how considerate, kind, and generous Gov. is, kaya naman I did everything to accommodate his very simple request couple of days before the event,” said Valdez.
“Imago & I Belong To The Zoo said no problem…while this KAMIKAZE has been my source of stress days before the event for this simple request – hindi sumasagot. Until nag-oo na sila 30 minutes before their set,” he added.
He also said that the talent coordinator couldn’t hide his frustration with how uncooperative the band was during the event.
Hamor was informed about the situation, so the official let the band leave the province without performing.
“Hindi sila bumababa ng van, in my years in the business ngayon lang ako umiyak at nakikiusap na bumaba na sila for the 2 minute picture,” he stated.
“I even told them na singilin nila ako for an additional fee for this, Muntik na akong lumuhod, pero – DEADMA! Until lumapit na ang assistant ni Gov sa akin, ‘Jo halika, sabihin mo na kay Gov!’ — ayun na, they got what they deserved! Pinalayas sila sa Sorsogon at hindi pinasampa. FULLY PAID sila and all their requests were granted even the liquor etc. Binigay lahat and MORE!” he added.
He also has a message to the band, saying they finally met their match.
“Spoke to some people in the industry. Isa ang common na sinasabi nila–NAKAHANAP NG KATAPAT ang KAMIKAZE! Hindi ko kayo makakalimutan mga Sers, ibang level ang po kabastusan nyo!” he stated.
It can be recalled that Kamikazee members was spotted spending their night at an airport before leaving Sorsogon.