Great band, great atmosphere, great prices!
My spouse and I have been going to HATM since the beginning. We were there for opening night and were hooked instantly. We had visited the HATM in San Antonio while honeymooning there more than a few years ago and had always hoped that we would get one close to home in Kansas City. Needless to say we were thrilled when we got wind that one was going to be opened up here.
On our first visit (opening night), we were treated with the utmost respect (I was in a wheelchair much of the first year they were open). The staff was kind and attentive to our needs. The band members came by one at a time and introduced themselves to us and made us feel so welcome.
Over the last year we have come to know the band members well. We have dined with them, spent time with them and have cherished every single one of them. Including Mike...the bandmember who was let go due to a bad review on citysearch by an angry customer who did not get his way.
This customer claimed to be a regular at the bar, and I would have believed that except for one thing. IF he were a regular at the bar he would have known Mike better and left it at that. Sure sometimes some of the guys have off nights, pressure when there is not a full band and they can't do all the songs they could if the others were there.
For goodness sake, Mike grew up in Texas and then moved to Oklahoma, he knows COUNTRY music. He is also one of the best guitar players we have ever seen in and around the city, so to say he was dragging the team down is just acinine. This person did not get his way so he exacted revenge.
It's pretty sad that one person out of the more than THOUSANDS that have seen this band and it's members perform can leave a band with such a wound. The bands morale has surely been strained at losing one of their members over such a petty issue. I assure you that the bar would not have noticed your absense, nor cared if you never returned. I hope you are proud of yourself.
Shame on you.