So many DJs seem to make poor efforts to make amends when they miss flights and local promoters are usually the ones who get the stick reputation-wise.
Derrick Carter has been to NZ many times and he's known to be a bit of a party animal. A couple of weeks ago he was in Australia and (we're told) had partied hard at the previous night, causing him to miss his flight to Auckland. He rebooked on a later flight but missed that one too! It was too late to cancel the party so it went ahead without him - nuff said there were some pretty cheesed-off party-goers.
To Carter's credit he fronted up with with a video to personally say sorry for letting everyone down which was sent out to ticket-holders. I'm told he's also blocked out some time to come down and play some gigs in a few months to make amends even.
So, big kudos to Carter for having some respect for the people who keep him in his job.