M.I.A. Promises Free Show to Make Up for HARD Fest Rainout

07/27/2010 9:48 AM |

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As you may have read yesterday, M.I.A.’s headlining performance at the otherwise stellar HARD Fest on Governor’s Island was cut short by lightning after a few songs. Some have said this was a blessing in disguise—that her set was headed toward disaster, with bad sound and overall sloppiness wreaking havoc. She’s promised to make up for it, though: via Twitter yesterday, M.I.A. promised a free NYC show to anyone still holding their HARD Fest tickets. This is certainly a nice gesture, and it will be great if it happens, but given her recent past, one must wonder if this is just Maya being Maya.