A guy trying to run a music festival started talking unprofessional sh*t about us and the other bands, artists, and projects we're friends with because we pulled out of his festival for his unprofessional behavior and attitude.
He told a band that we're good friends with that, "They f*cking suck, and go f*ck off somewhere else you're never gonna get another live show again."
So we all pulled out at the same time as a point of honor. That was extremely unprofessional.
Now, since we worked with a different person doing different festivals who was respectful and professional, he's now saying that we're toxic by pulling out of his show and going to another, more professional show the next day.
He's now complaining that the musicians in the scene I'm in are all homophobic, which, in the past 20-30 years, homophobia amongst musicians in my area hasn't been a thing. Hell, one of the bands we associate with is a punk band with the lead singer dressed in drag. We're an acceptable lot. Just be cool and professional, it's not hard!
Last I heard, he tried taking it to a different city complaining about toxicity, and the musicians there were like, "What the hell are you talking about?"
It's just annoying that there's people that take the fun out of music. Music is supposed to be fun. Yeah you have to work, but it's hella fun.