Re: My new band collapsed...
If that is all it took for them to bail I would assume they were one foot out the door already. As you said they are probably trying to hitch their wagon to the owner of the space. I have been in one band with siblings and one band with a husband/wife and I will never do it again. Having two people that close outside the band almost always makes things difficult inside the band. They almost always rise to the position of leadership due to their votes always being the same.
Think about it