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Thursday, March 05, 2009

It Must Have Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time

This is rich. No, seriously. I hope someone is working on the screenplay. Here you are this poor woman in the US Virgin Islands enjoying some small success as a Toni Braxton impersonator. A couple of guys invite you to perform in Suriname. A gig! Somehow they neglect to mention to you that they have billed you as the actual Toni Braxton. You arrive in Suriname and have no chance to catch on because of course everyone speaks Dutch. You walk out on stage, start to sing, and all hell breaks loose.

Security had to rescue US entertainer Trina Johnson, who was allegedly hired to do an imitation of Toni Braxton from the stage and whisked her away in a limousine. During her second song, people started throwing bottles and other missiles to the podium, while some were screaming that this was a hoax and a rip-off.

Subsequently, chaos broke out with angry patrons looting the bars in the stadium, while others rushed for the gates. Part of the stunned crowd just stood there in disbelief, looking at a by then empty stage.


You end up in police custody while the promoters have completely disappeared, presumably trying to sneak across the border while wearing Groucho masks.

I feel certain that alcohol was involved in the planning of this daring bit of entrepreneurship.

2 Comments:

At 7:28 AM, OpenID kmcleod56 said...

In the 90s I wrote a fan fiction about a similar real-life incident.
Before Buckingham and Nicks joined them, Fleetwod Mac "went on hiatus" after Mick Fleetwood's wife had an affair with another band member. Their manager claimed ownership of the name Fleetwood Mac (KIDS, READ YOUR CONTRACT!), and so toured a whole different group under that name. Due to lawsuits and concert scenes like the one you posted, the fake Mac only toured for a few months.

 
At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Joel said...

globalization of weird, benefitted other person popularity in odd behave, ask fake Obama to do the same

 

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