Last Friday, we had that show booked at Goodfellas. That day, Richie called and said that he’d booked a flight leaving at 5AM, and couldn’t do the show since we’d be playing till 2AM. Uh oh!
Well, we wouldn’t cancel a show with that short of notice (unless we were deathly ill or worse). No matter where the venue, we wouldn’t leave our fans hanging, or the venue without a band; so we had to do some quick thinking.
Brian spoke with Richie and it appeared for a while that Richie would play drums with us till midnight… but somehow communication got confused. Mike came and picked up the band’s house drum set (so Richie wouldn’t have to set anything up). But then later he talked to Richie who had decided he couldn’t make it at all – so Mike didn’t bring the drum set to Goodfellas and assumed the band simply would not play – and he disappeared with the drum set in his car.