A Boogie has released an apology to his fans.
A Boogie Wit da Hoodie did not appear at a concert at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday night, according to multiple accounts. A Boogie, whose actual name is Julius Dubose, did not appear for his concert, which was part of a mini-tour of universities in the Northeast sponsored by Platinum Entertainment Group and Spectra, the corporation that manages the Cross Insurance Center, which was scheduled for Saturday.
It seems that people began arriving at the venue about 7 p.m., according to several postings from concertgoers on different social media sites, most of whom seemed to be local adolescents and college students. Even though a DJ kept the audience engaged for more than an hour, many finally became anxious as they waited for the main act to hit the stage.
“When the DJ claimed that A Boogie was backstage and would be out shortly, rumors began to swirl that he wasn’t really there,” said Emilie Brand Throckmorton, a Dedham resident whose son, Reed, was at the concert with his pals. He was seeking a plane to transport him to Maine, which the kids discovered via his Snapchat account. Finally, at about 10:30 p.m., it was revealed that Boogie would not be performing that evening, and the audience started to depart, despite the fact that many of them had been waiting for over four hours.
Afterward, A Boogie sent out a public apology to Maine fans through his Instagram stories, explaining that he had missed his trip from Philadelphia and vowing to reschedule the event and provide refunds.
The Cross Insurance Center did not respond to calls left on its answering machine on Monday morning, and neither the venue nor Ticketmaster had provided any information concerning refunds. Dawn Anderson of Hampden said that her daughter paid for the tickets with her own money, which were priced at $45 and $55, respectively, before Ticketmaster’s processing costs were deducted.
It’s not the first time a performer has failed to appear at a major event in the Bangor region, according to local media. At Bumstock, a music festival hosted at the University of Maine in Orono that used to take place every year in April, the rapper Fat Joe was scheduled to appear in 2003. Fat Joe did not show up for the event, and there was no explanation offered as to why.
The rapper Polo G is slated to appear at the Cross Insurance Center on Friday, December 10, and he will be the center’s next performance.