"Right before the show, the promoter...calls to say Cypress Hill wants $3000 more cash to headline," says Stiletto Silhouette singer Jason Fitzpatrick of the band's gig at Des-Madre Fest at El Foro in Tijuana in January 2006.
"Something about they were paid half in Mexican money...we really wanted to play. It was gonna be a big deal, so my girlfriend went and got the cash and handed it over to him...[the promoter] kept telling us, 'Don't worry, you'll get it back.'"
Fitzpatrick alleges the band never got their $3000 back, and he says they were never paid for playing. "Cypress Hill never performed, and the crowd basically rioted...they were throwing bottles as we tried to get our equipment out."
Stiletto Silhouette drummer at the time, Andrew Carillo, said, "We haven't been able to reach [the promoter], his voice mail's always full...the reason we trusted him so much is because we met him through our rhythm guitarist's dad, and he was very good to the band. He talked about getting us huge shows, like playing for 30,000 people at the Bull Arena with Slipknot, Korn, and the Deftones."