Report: #1131969

Complaint Review: Upstage Center, Inc.

  • Submitted: Wed, March 19, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, July 10, 2014
  • Reported By: Upstage_LiveNation — Bedford Texas
  • Upstage Center, Inc.
    3302 Old Alvin Rd., Suite A
    Pearland, Texas

LiveNation, Upstage Center, Inc., Kristine Montgomery, Erin Caroline Rock, Dean Brocker, WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment Illegal drug use and distribution, violence, threats, criminal backgrounds, registered sex offenders, sex at shows Pearland, Dallas, Houston, Round Rock, Austin, Texas

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: denial

*UPDATE Employee: Fight At Gexa Energy Pavilion On 5/9/14 By Stagehands At Lady Antebellum

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Upstage former employee

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: from ex employee William R Mitchell

*General Comment: omg dude

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LiveNation has contracts with Upstage Center, Inc. to do stagehand work for shows. Does this link LiveNation to the illegal activities performed by Upstage Center, Inc. employees and managers? Is LiveNation even aware of the criminal and lewd actions committed by Upstage Center, Inc. employees and managers? If LiveNation ignores this report, and does not terminate the contracts with Upstage Center, Inc., then LiveNation is an accessory to the crimes for knowing and allowing the criminal and lewd activities to continue while working for and at LiveNation shows. LiveNation's CEO, Michael Rapino, needs read this report and look into these matters and terminate all Upstage Center, Inc.'s contracts.

I've worked on and off for Upstage Center, Inc. for almost 3 and a half years now and I work at other stagehand companies also. I am still working for Upstage Center, Inc. in the Dallas area and was told about RipOff Report website last month. [continued below]....

..... After I submit this, I will no longer be willing to work for such an unsafe, careless and criminal organization known as Upstage Center, Inc. This is the perfect place to report the illegal activities of the company that I work for and what I've witnessed over the past 3 and a half years. It is getting out of control. The first few months of 2014 and the illegal activity still continues even after being reported over the years. I saw drug use by Upstage Center, Inc. employees at the Modano Number Retirement event at American Airlines Center recently.

Here are some of the reports that I heard. Please know that I did not personally witness some of these incidents, but people feed off drama at Upstage and news travels faster than a viral video on the internet. A lot of what I am saying in this report was told to me.

Kristine Montgomery, an Upstage Center, Inc. employee, is known having sex on the catwalk during the Taylor Swift show at Cowboys Stadium in 2013 and having sex in hotel rooms with two different guys, in separate rooms, while away on an out-of-town gig in Cedar Park, Texas. Kristine had a baby in February 2013, but at the time she found out she was pregnant, Kristine did not know who the father was, since she had sex with two different crew members, who happened to be brothers! Kristine would also flash her t**s and perform other lewd public acts to the other crew members when on out-of-town gigs. Kristine Montgomery was arrested a few years ago for theft.

Erin Caroline Rock, married to Johnny Rock and also an Upstage Center, Inc. employee, used to be abused and assualted severely by Johnny Rock, a rigger with Upstage Center, Inc., to the point where other crew members advised her to end the relationship. Erin Rock use to have sex with most of the Upstage Center, Inc. at work and outside of work and was known as the Red-Headed S*** to the crew. Erin Caroline Rock has a child by Johnny Rock. Kristine Montgomery and Erin Rock are friends and work together, which makes sense that they both are alike and sleep with most of the crew. Management knows of the sexual acts at work and even condones it, saying it "keeps the riggers happy". In fact, Timothy Grisham was caught having sex in the bathroom at an event held by LiveNation. Yet, Timothy was promoted within the company. Kristine and Erin are known as the prostitutes of Upstage Center, Inc.

At one event in 2013, in Round Rock, Texas, the local Round Rock police were called to the hotel where the Upstage Center, Inc. crew was staying due to mischievious conduct by Misty Achard. Misty was so intoxicated and high on illegal drugs that she was causing trouble and arguing with the hotel's front desk, half-naked as told. Misty Achard was placed on room arrest by the police, which meant she was not allowed to leave the room and therefore missed stagehand duties at the LiveNation show at the Round Rock Center, which was the Carrie Underwood show. This underlines a growing problem within Upstage Center, Inc. where they are not able to control their staff and even supply illegal drugs to the crews. On a recent trip to do a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) show, drugs were transported in the van by the crew from Dallas to Houston.

Upstage Center, Inc. condones these illegal and criminal actions of sex in public, since management is the dealer of illegal drugs. Does LiveNation condone the actions of Upstage Center, Inc.? Will LiveNation allow the stagehands and riggers of Upstage Center, Inc. to continue these actions by giving them contracts? The funny thing is that everyone got a notice on one of our paystubs and it said that Upstage Center would not tolerate drug use and employees would be subjected to a random drug test. However, when I went to work the next time, employees came in stoned from drugs and management did nothing. Why would they? Management is the seller of the illegal drugs!

Kristine Montgomery is a major supplier and user of illegal drugs sold by Upstage Center, Inc.'s Timothy Grisham, Dean Brocker, Daniel Shuffield, owner Mike Eggers and vice president Marshall Eggers. Upstage Center, Inc. supplies illegal drugs to the riggers and stagehands working for Upstage Center, Inc. and they supply illegal drugs to LiveNation acts when they come to town. Dean Brocker sells illegal drugs to the crew, then the crew sells to their friends. I have even been offered drugs at the venues from workers.

I was told by someone in January 2014 that the Illegal drugs are sometimes stored in the crew trailer at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas and the Upstage Center, Inc. warehouse. Illegal drugs are even transported by van when the stagehand/rigger crew is transported to gigs, from Dallas to Houston, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio and other cities. Timothy Grisham is the dealer when drugs are transported. In one incident, a crew member wanted the van driver to track down Timothy Grisham at the hotel in Cedar Park, Texas so that he could purchase illegal drugs before heading back to Dallas.

Zachary, a former employee, was threatened, in 2013, by 3 other crew members with bodily harm if he did not leave the premises. This criminal threat resulted in Zachary leaving the American Airlines Center and quitting his job. I was not there when Zachary was threatened, but I remember people talking about it. To this day, managers have done nothing to discipline the 3 who threatened him. Upstage Center, Inc. is an organized crime center that deals in brute force, threats, illegal drug use and distribution.

Dean J. Brocker, a manager at Upstage Center, Inc. in Dallas, is the biggest criminal for Upstage Center, Inc. and has a very serious criminal record in the Dallas area. His criminal record includes:
* Possession Of A Controlled Substance With Intent To Deliver (2008 - Dallas County Case #F-0851803)
* Possession Of A Prohibited Weapon (2008 - Dallas County Case #F-0851803)
* Theft By Check (1991 - Dallas County Case #MB9101595)
* Unlawful Carrying Of A Weapon - Dallas County Case #MA0679967)

I will say that all of the charges against Dean Brocker were dismissed!

Dean sells drugs directly to the employees and crew. At an event in February 2014, I personally witnessed Dean Brocker taking money and handing a bag of marijuana to a crew member in the office area at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. As I said, on a recent trip to do a WWE Wrestling show, drugs were transported in the van.

Upstage Center, Inc. does not do criminal background checks. I admit I have a theft charge from 1992, but there are current employees with major criminal backgrounds, including registered Sex Offenders. That's right, majority of the crew have major drug cases in their background and some even still on probation! If their probation officer found out that drugs are being sold, transported and used on a regular basis, most would be locked up for violating the probation. There are also registered sex offenders that work for LiveNation, through Upstage Center, Inc. LiveNation allows registered sex offenders to setup shows, do showcall and stay out late to wrap up the show? Some of the shows have children in the audience. LiveNation allows sex offenders and drug criminals around the children with the shows. Parents should read this report also! Parents, do you want your children around sex offenders and drug dealers at shows?

It has been said that Upstage Center, Inc., gives kickbacks to get LiveNation contracts to setup concerts and events.

Michael Rapino, CEO/Director/President
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 867-7000

Upstage Center, Inc.
Mike Eggers, Owner/President
3302 Old Alvin Rd., Suite A
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 997-9955

Venues that Upstage Center, Inc. has contracts:
* Austin 360 Ampitheater - Austin
* Cedar Park Center - Austin
* Allen Event Center - Dallas
* American Airlines Center - Dallas
* Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas
* South Side Ballroon - Dallas
* Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston
* Reliant Park - Houston
* Toyota Center - Houston
* Warehouse Live - Houston

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#1 UPDATE Employee ..inside information


AUTHOR: stage hand Dallas - ()

Sadly, most of this accusation is true! It's a well known fact in the DFW area that the environment at upstage is rife with drug use, theft and corruption.

Dean and Timmy DO sell drugs to the employees.

It seems that these two are more concerned with developing a customer base, than a professional, skilled crew.

Skilled labor isn't cheap,and cheap labor isn't skilled

Methamphetamine use is very obvious, as many employees show up "Spun like cotton candy" Hence the upstage nickname Heisenberg Labor productions. 


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#2 UPDATE Employee

Fight At Gexa Energy Pavilion On 5/9/14 By Stagehands At Lady Antebellum

AUTHOR: Upstage_LiveNation1 - ()

I worked the show for Lady Antebellum at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2014! No internal problems? Two stagehands started fighting while on the load-out! The stagehands, working for Upstage Center, Inc, STARTED FIGHTING IN FRONT OF THE CLIENT!! Real professional dumbasses! Dean Brocker just look dumbfounded as always. The one guy, that was involved in the fight, got on his motorcycle and drove off!

I am the original person who posted the wrongdoings of Upstage Center, Inc. and no, I am NOT William R Mitchell. This goes to show how little the company knows and all the rumors and accusations going around. I've heard them blame a few people, then accused William. I still work at Upstage Center, Inc. lol.

Everybody has been talking about the report that I made and denying any wrongdoing. Seriously??

Very unprofessional to fight in front of the client and do nothing! This is why I reported Upstage Center, Inc. in the beginning and you minions can keep denying any problems, but Upstage Center, Inc. is UNSAFE and a hostile environment to work. Clients should NOT do business with Upstage Center, Inc. Their employees do drugs, managers sell drugs and fights break out in fron of the crew!!

William R Mitchell, as far as I know, and according to your OWN reports, left the company in July of 2013! So, how the f**k can you dumbasses blame him if he was not even at the Lady Antebellum show?? Stop smoking your weed and get off the conspiracy theories. I still work for Upstage Center, Inc. and will continue to report the problems as they happen! You idiots should really apologize to William on here! Surprised he has not sued you dumbasses for libel. I'd post about that lawsuit also! William, if you read these, contact me. I want to talk to you!

The fight happened between 2 stagehands at the Lady Antebellum concert on May 9, 2014 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas! Companies, DO NOT EMPLOY UPSTAGE CENTER, INC. to setup your show! Unprofessional. Manager Dean Brock did nothing, just stood there like an idiot! I was glad to see the guy left on him motorcycle. BAD a*s BIKE!!

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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Upstage former employee

AUTHOR: Scott George - ()

I am an ex employee of Upstage. I worked for this company for 6 years and never experienced any of the incedents that this person has alleged. My experience with Tony Black, Michael Eggers and Scott Walker was extremely professional and efficient and safety was always the primary concern. I never heard any such rumors nor do I believe this report to be true. I feel that this report was filed by someone who was interested in promoting their own agenda by slandering this reputable company.


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#4 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

from ex employee William R Mitchell

AUTHOR: Upsatge Center - ()

None of the information within this report is true.  This all comes from a disgruntled ex employee.  Back in July of 2013 William R Mithcell began harassing employees at Upstage Center.  When he was denied by a girl for a relationship he flipped out. He started harassing anyone that was involved with the female, people from bosses, family, co-workers and & roommates.  When he demanded that she be fired, and when he noticed that it wasn't happening, it escalated to him making a website. From there he began giving out personal information as to where people lived and worked and began making all these false accusations.  I have copies of this web site he made back in July containing all this information.  He has many reports of harassment from other girls not involved with the company, mainly all coming from a time when he was harassing girls from a Hooters establishment. He has a few other charges on his record too. Here is some of the info we do know on him.


So what we request is that he provide proof of the accusations that he has put on this web site.  If you can not provide proof then this is all hear-say and needs to be removed from this site.




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#5 General Comment

omg dude

AUTHOR: mstershake - ()

none of this is true, sounds like somebody got kicked off a gig and is lashing out

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