Like so many others who have posted over the last few days, I have been feeling a lot of emotions about the recent cancellation of the US tour. Disappointment, anger and betrayal, to name a few. There is no doubt that somebody screwed up. In fact, several people screwed up including the band's managment, promoter and the band members themselves. I truly feel sorry for the die-hards who lost a lot more money than I did for plane tickets, hotels, etc. (I only lost a few bucks worth of service charges as I was going to drive to 3 shows). The whole thing really sucked. But here is the thing - at this point I have heard just about enough from so-called fans saying the band members suck, or their music sucks, etc. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I respect that. But here is an idea: for all of you who have now decided to end your alliance with one of the hardest working and energetic bands of all-time by burning your CDs and LPs - how about taking it one step further and removing saxon747.com from your favorites and LEAVE THIS SITE TO SAXON'S TRUE FANS!!! Let's face it, if it was only about the money Saxon would NEVER come to the US. By the time they pay to get the band, crew and equipment to the States, rent a bus to drive across the country, and pay for hotels, food and even a few beers along the way, they are probably lucky to break even. Yet, they have still managed to tour for each of the last three CDs and play more than two hours each and every time no matter how many people show up to enjoy the show. I have personally seen Saxon play to a "sell-out" of 300+ people in NJ to no more than 50-70 people in New Hampshire, and they gave it everything they had EACH AND EVERY time!!! Plus, they are always available for the fans after the show for autographs and even invite many onto their tour bus just to chat about metal and share a beer or two. And remember, this is a band that can still headline in front of 30,000+ at Wacken in Germany!!! Bottom line - it is time to forgive!!! I for one can't wait until March, or whenever they next make it to the States again! The thought of never seeing Saxon live again it way worse than the feelings about this recent series of unfortunate events. Saxon has been my favorite band for over 25 years, and nothing will change that fact!!! DENIM AND LEATHER, BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER!!!!