Punk Rock Picnic Promoter Tries to Clear His Name By Paying Slowest Refund of All Time

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Steve Smith's Facebook page
Steve Smith: Makin' it right, one check at a time...
Punk Rock Picnic Music Festival ticket holders, rejoice! Finally, after months of waiting with no sign of a refund in sight for the cancelled festival, one is finally coming to you. Very, very, very...slowly.

Just when you thought we'd stopped updating you on the saga of last April's ill-fated Long Beach soiree, BAM! The fest's surly promoter Steve Smith strikes again! Though, it wasn't in the way you might expect. We were more than prepared to have Smith cuss us out when he contacted us last week after he made it into our yearly Scariest People Issue. At that point, we'd gone months without any word from the promoter about refunds for would-be festival goers or vendors who got royally stiffed when he cancelled the two-day fest mere days before its launch aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. We even followed the dead end struggle of vendor Gregg White who tried unsuccessfully to take Smith to small claims court for the $1,000 dollars he owed him. Well, now Smith is vowing to make amends and payback the ticket money he so confusingly lost...one paycheck at a time.

See also: What the Hell happened to the Punk Rock Picnic?

In addition to working as a local tattoo artist, Smith says he recently picked up a part-time job working for $9 an hour to pay back ticket holders one at a time every week. How efficient! Despite being in somewhat dire financial straits, so far 'ol Stevie has managed to crank out a couple of checks ranging from $50-$100 with funds addressed to people he owes. He even goes as far as to proudly post the checks on his Facebook page and the Punk Rock Picnic Facebook page like the one above. This hard-earned cash apparently goes to a ticket holder who was probably pumped to see supposed headliners Danzig and GWAR before the bill changed drastically to promoting bands DRI and Anti-Nowhere League. That of course was before the festival was canceled altogether with barely any notice whatsoever.

"Nicole August paid in full. Next on the list is Jose Aceveda. Your check will go out next week," Smith writes in a recent post on his Facebook page. "The first cashiers check of many many refunds for the Punk Rock Picnic. Here's to all you who doubted my integrity when it comes to my friends, the picnic, the bands and the fans."

See also: Promoter of Cancelled Punk Rock Picnic Finally Sued By Fed-Up Vendor Who Wants His Money Back



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staturechaotic
staturechaotic

NATE YOUR AN ASSHOLE. YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT, YOU ARE SLANDERING SOMEONE FOR MAQKING AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT, YOUR FUCKED UP ARTICLES DO NOTHING BUT TRY TO SLAM A GUY BACK FOR DOING SOMETHING TO TRY TO REDEEM HIMSELF, YOU ARE A ONE SIDED UNINFORMED SLANDEROUS WRITER OF SWILL.  THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT YOUR INTEGRITY AS A PUBLIC INFORMER IS AS WEEK AS A WET PIECE OF ASSWIPE. DO YOU KNOW THAT GUYS LIKE YOU WRECK PEOPLE WITHOUT ANY REMORSE, TO MAKE FUN OF AND PUT DOWN SOMEONES EFFORTS TO DO SOMETHING GOOD IS IN NO WAY BETTER THEN THE PERSON YOU SLANDER. I DON'T KNOW EVERY DETAIL OF THE PUNK ROCK PICNIC SCANDAL, AND I.M SURE YOU DON'T KNOW EITHER, THE ONLY THING I KNOW FOR SURE, IS THAT STEVE IS TRYING TO MAKE GOOD ON WHATEVER HAPPENED AND I KNOW ALSO THAT YOUR FAR TO LAME TO SEE THAT. OF COURSE. ALL OF THIS IS JUST MY OPINION, NO SLANDER OR DEFAMATION INTENDED TO ANY PERSON REAL OR FAKE.

Blake Wetta Phillips
Blake Wetta Phillips

Like I said on mark's post: I nothing nice to say about this article ... He's been fucking people for what 4 or 5 years now? What did someone threaten to kill his Rollie pollie circus? He's an asshole and a liar. ANYONE that books ANYTHING with him, Is an idiot.

Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson

I feel bad for the guy! Wish Punk Rock Picnic was still around TOO!

Otis Denim
Otis Denim

$17m - $9 = hell frozen over before any of you suckers see any dough ! Corp of Punk: D O A

heather.roysdon
heather.roysdon

will there ever be another punk rock picnic or is the event of the year dead for good?

James Acuna
James Acuna

All things considered, I have to give this guy some modicum of respect for at least trying! Been royally screwed by Monolith promoters for thousands.....

Tonic Alarid
Tonic Alarid

very thankful for the refund =) I had counted the money gone

gscottbarrett
gscottbarrett

Cheers to you Mr Punk Rock Picnic Promoter.  Today, people just hit and run without looking back.  It's nice to see someone owning up to a mistake even if it is at a snails pace.  

Allison Mok
Allison Mok

how about Monster Massive 2011/2012 NO REFUND RECEIVED lol i wish Reza would pay us back, too :(

Pissed
Pissed

He owes me $5000 for providing a stage and roof for his festival of lies. He stopped payment on our check and refused to pay us despite doing the work.

Nate
Nate

@staturechaotic you forgot , --SENSEARLEE, STEVE SMITH

sickasstattoos
sickasstattoos

@Pissed You're full of shit. There was never a stop payment on any check for this festival for staging or roof. You are a lying piece of shit. Paperwork and proof shitbag.

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