Debbie Kovalik, department director of convention and visitor services for Grand Junction, said the conversations with May's representatives did not include them declining to sign a contract because they didn't agree with the terms.
For the past two months, May had been scheduled to do a make-up show on July 11 at the Avalon.
However, May's representatives canceled the show and gave no indication to Avalon officials that they wanted to reschedule a performance sometime in the future, Kovalik
said the only additional contract provisions that were out of the norm for Two Rivers Convention Center
to ask for were that May did not disparage the city of Grand Junction, that promoters honor make-up tickets for about 70 people who signed a list requesting reimbursement, and provide extra security.
When May's representatives did not agree to the provision that May could not rip on the city, Two Rivers officials demurred and determined they would "let that slip," Kovalik
said the city also asked May's promoters to work with local show-goers to reimburse their tickets.
"It's so wrong on every level," Kovalik
said about the characterization that the July show fell through because of any fault of city officials.