This situation of useless facebook posts (have UMC employed someone to do this ?) and non anouncements is really upsetting.
- We had the scouting parties many days ago - no news. It seemed good at the beginning because we at a point, every day (during 2 or 3 days) we had a news of this scouting party. That was a good idea. Then they all die.
- We have no news about what we can do in Jamaica.
- Last year they promised "surprises", "no filler bands", we had Nekrogoblikon. Guess what, this year they promise the same. OK Nekrogoblikon might not be that bad, but paying so much to see them ?
- Of course, try to write to UMC you'll have the "more bands will be anounced soon", "huge surprises" mail type.
- This year UMC had spend money on the marketing (i've seen the pool girls or 70k posters in every festival this year, the pool girls were giving lighters and sunprotection cream in many fests), but the communication is still very bad.
- Andy told in interviews that last year non anouncements were due to personal reason. OK I can understand it can happens to everyone. But, in a video he told something like it's a trademark of the cruise.
- Knowing that organising tours takes many months, it's sure there are at least 5 or 10 bands that UMC know will be on cruise. Why do they keep silence ? We don't ask a band/a day, but a band/a week would be good.
I don't understand this strategy.
I just feel like UMC takes me for an idiot.
I don't criticize the lack of communication; it's just I would like to be very happy of where i'm going to in january, and chat with friends who go there that "ohh this band is killer, check it". But every time we meet, it's like "no more bands for days, UMC tell sooon again".
So : I would like to be happy from, let's say, september -> january for the cruise, but i'm just still happy the days of the cruise.
Next year, i'll be on another one.
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