“Why did you make fun of the Plovdiv audience, who waited 45 minutes for you to decide whether it was worth going out in front of people. And in the end, your fragile ego won over the love of the fans for you. The summer cinema was full, there were many elderly people, came in the heat and gave money for bouquets of flowers. But you obviously expected an audience, glamor and vanity like in your often mentioned Caesar’s Palace,” wrote an outraged fan of the singer on social networks.
Kichka Bodurova published an official statement on the occasion of her refusal to go on stage:
“Yesterday I refused the meeting with you, who had come to the theater in Plovdiv, and I had a very difficult time with that. But for the first time in my nearly 50-year career, I encountered a non-professional organizational presence. A day before the concert, I was given a phone number to speak with a sound engineer with whom we were supposed to work, from whom I received an answer – “but ma’am, they are calling me the day before the concert, but I am busy”. He told me he would look to help and sent “someone”. Yesterday I find two hard working great kids maybe around 15 years old in the theater setting up the equipment. And a sound engineer who, I think, is seeing this console in front of him for the first time. The microphone was made of white plastic, which left me speechless. No lighting.
After trying to rehearse and seeing the result, I called my former sound guy. He also brought a technician and wanted to help, but my health deteriorated and it was difficult for me to even speak (without going into details).
I am sure that this happened not because of bad treatment towards me, but because of the incompetence of the organizers. One of them even told me that they didn’t know what they should order as equipment. I really wanted to come and say this in the theater, but I had a hard time keeping my mouth shut from what I experienced, some of you can probably guess why. So I postponed a vacation abroad to come and meet my fans one more time before the big flight, I even wanted to introduce my brother who wanted to see me in concert so badly. I am sorry about that and want to extend my apologies to everyone who was in the theater. I’m terribly sorry…” Kichka Bodurova wrote on her official Facebook page.
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