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Diáspora recently approached Charlie Wright's Music Venue about the possibility of putting on a Latin night. The venue representative signed a contract but backed out when we tried to pay the deposit, saying that the venue is having new stage and lights fitted on our dates, and they will not be able to have any live music held over that weekend.
Subsequently, we noticed that the venue was actually promoting live music over that weekend. Upon enquiry, it became obvious that the venue had lied. Not only that, but the venue tried to backtrack and compounded their lie by claiming that the music policy changed at around the same time as the proposed "maintenance" weekend. Convenient. Next thing we knew they'd found another band for their Latin night.
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