Sagging ticket sales for [Bolton’s] scheduled concert at Indian Ledge Park last Saturday led to the show being cancelled two weeks ago.
That angered many in town. But it’s not because they wanted to see him perform. It’s because, they say, the cancellation is costing the town money it can’t afford.
Jerome Goldstein, resident and local attorney, is one of them. “A lot of people are up in arms over what happened,” he said. “The money is just gone and there are so many other ways it could have been better spent.”
But wait a minute, said First Selectman Tim Herbst.
Yes, it’s costing the town $75,000 in cancellation fees, but that amount would have more than doubled if the show went on as planned Saturday night.
“It could have cost us anywhere from $150,000 to $170,000 with production, staging, lighting and other costs included,” he said.