The Lefsetz Letter picks up some comments from Josh Groban, apparently tweeted after complaints about a lacklustre charity show:
"I really don’t feel that charity performances should be subject to reviews in the same light as other performances…."
"people give their time, energy and voices, for free and with little to no rehearsal and critics should put away the snot-o-meter."
"just a thought. night!"
This was after a gig where some people had paid over a grand for their tickets. Is it really okay to suggest that because Groban's not pocketing the cash for himself that nobody should complain if a show is a bit rubbish?
Then why bother playing the show at all?
Would Groban feel alright with going to a charity night at a restaurant only to discover that the chef had spat in the spaghetti - but, hey, it's for charity so why should anyone complain?