Strange. They did the same here although it was only about an hour difference? I thought it might have had something to do with the mudslides cutting us off from LA & them possibly having to make a 5 hour drive instead of 2. Their gear was already here though. The drummer & bass player set up everything just previous to the delayed start. It seemed very last minute. Nothing was ever said, & the set was very short with no encore. It was pretty disappointing. I can usually count on a fun night with the Beat to lift me up. There must have been something going on we're not privy too. I'll go see them again next time.