ValRN Posted June 26, 2012 Share Posted June 26, 2012 Sunday night DS 17 left to go on tour in Canada with his youth orchestra. They arrived today. Tonight I skyped with him and during the conversation, he told me that the room he and 3 other orchestra members are staying in only had 2 queen beds. So 2 of the young men have to sleep on the floor in sleeping bags. Now mind you, they spent 13 hours on a bus getting to Canada. I don't know if they expected two of the 4 in a room to sleep on the floor or if they expected the boys to share a queen bed. :confused: Well, DS would never do that. He would insist upon a plane ride home before he would concede to that. I do not know if this is a normal occurrence/expectation when youth orchestras tour. DS has never toured with this orchestra. They only tour every 3 years and this is his 3rd year being in the orchestra. Needless to say, I am livid! :mad: No one ever mentioned that there would be kids sleeping on the floor. When the tour information was sent out to parents it included "Hotel accommodation utilizing first-class hotels, based on quad occupancy (triple, double, and single accommodation supplements are available)." I understand that "quad occupancy" means 4 people to a room, but I thought it was given that there would also be 4 twin beds. Am I wrong for thinking this way? Am I overreacting? I asked DS if the other young men had spoken with their parents and what were other parents saying about their children sleeping on the floor, but he did not know. I'm going to call another orchestra mom tomorrow to see if possibly I missed out on some information or if she assumed the same as I did. I also plan to call the executive director (she's the conductor's wife and arranged the tour) tomorrow to let her know how displeased I am with the hotel accommodations, but first I want to make sure that I'm not overreacting and that my expectations are not unrealistic. BTW DS ended up with a bed tonight. I told him that he needed to switch back and forth with someone so the same person is not sleeping on the floor every night. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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