After trying to purchase tickets online last night, but being unable to find the link on the Beacon Chamber Of Commerce website (beaconny.org), I remembered that Beacon Bagel had a flyer in the window saying that they were selling tickets too. So I went over there after work, and the flyer wasn't there anymore! I feared what I thought was the worst, that they had all sold out. Instead I was told even worse news...that this event had been flat-out cancelled due to "lack of interest". This news bummed me out, but not as much as it bummed out my brother, and cousins who were driving down from 3 hrs north, and had taken the weekend off from their jobs, and bought make-up, and costumes for the event. I seem to recall the Chamber website stating that tickets would be for sale at the door as well. If that was the case, how could there have been a discernible lack of interest? I could understand if it was a pre-sale only event, but not if you're allowing for the possibility of people showing up the night of to attend, and buying their ticket on the way in. Also, in order to create interest, you have to promote your event.
I found out about a vague, zombie event by seeing a flyer on the bulletin board in Bank Sq. coffeehouse in August. It wasn't clear at all, and didn't even have a date on it. I looked everywhere for more info on it, and found write-ups for last year's zombie event, but nothing for this year until the Chamber site had the ticket sale link, and some info. The Southern Dutchess Focus had an article as well. But outside of those, and the lone ticket sale flyer at the Bagel shop, I didn't see anything about it anywhere else, or hear anything about it on the radio. Nobody else I work with even knew what I was talking about when I asked if they were going, etc. Me, and my 5 other guests really wanted to come. How do you cancel an event like this 2 days before it's supposed to take place? Further, when you DO cancel it, aren't you supposed to make a formal announcement of some type instead of just removing the link from the website, and taking down the ticket sale flyer? I'm just really bummed, and this was really botched :-(