Artist Warned…Then Banned
Affording the Mouse
OK, so banned may be a harsh word. Let’s just say that Vanessa Carlton probably won’t be asked back to perform at any of the Disney parks in the near future.
While we were at WDW, we had the luck to be touring Epcot during the final of Ms. Carlton’s three sets of the Eat to the Beat! concert series on October 21 (part of the Food & Wine Festival). My husband had never heard of her and was pretty disinterested, but I remembered her song “A Thousand Miles,” so I stopped just long enough to snap this quick photo.
Little did we know that we had missed the excitement. Apparently, during her first set, Ms. Carlton let an F-bomb slip. At the conclusion of that set, she was warned by Disney employees to watch her language–after all, this is a family environment (can’t get much more family oriented than Disney!). While she managed to keep it clean during the second show, apparently she had a slip of the S-word during the third set. Perhaps prophetically, she uttered, “I’m so fired now.” Yes, Ms. Carlton. Yes, you are. Or, rather, asked to never perform at Epcot again. Now, whether that request extends to the other Disney parks, I can’t say. But I’d say it’s a fair guess that she won’t be hanging out with Mickey and the gang anytime soon.