Avril Lavigne took to her MySpace page over the weekend. OK, wait. I need to already clarify. Her publicist or someone wrote on Avril's page, but the point is almost the same. Anyway, the reason someone wrote on her page was that Avril got smacked down in her hometown of Napanee, Canada. The reason? Well despite the fact I didn't think she had any fans, a great deal of them turned out over the weekend at the annual Napanee Multicultural Festival because Avril was supposed to show up to get an award. I know, I know, but I think if it is your hometown they just kind of pass them out like free Valtrex at a Paris Hilton party. You don't want to give them out, but you do anyway.
So when it became apparent that Avril was not going to show, one of the event organizers took to the stage and said, "The person I was dealing with who made certain promises to me about Avril appearing evidently did not keep their promise".
With that, the portion of the crowd who actually like good music broke into applause. Avril, says she wasn't at the event because she didn't even know there was such an event until reports began to surface tat she blew it off.
"Avril was not committed to attend the Napanee Ontario Multicultural Festival. Her management had no knowledge of this event. She appreciates the honour, however to say that she 'flaked and didn't show up' is completely untrue, as she had no knowledge of this event whatsoever. Avril is currently in the U.S. working on her 4th album."
Don't you just love how they manage to get that plug into the statement. That is true spin. She didn't know about the event, but for those of you who are fans, you can look forward to her new album which will sound exactly like the other three. Then she and Nickelback will go on tour and end Canadian music as we know it.