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'A bit unfair for honest people like us'

2013-02-05 12:12
 
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I was at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert this past Saturday at the FNB Stadium and have a few complaints of my own regarding the day.

The concert itself was absolutely mind-blowing but the chaos that followed was enough to turn my good mood into a bad one. Getting out of the stadium itself was a nightmare, it must've taken us about 15 minutes only to be faced with what easily could have turned into a stampede trying to get to Park and Ride buses.

The swarm of people coming down the bridge and hill to get to their vehicles was actually terrifying, my sister and I were holding onto each other tightly so we didn't lose each other or didn't fall down and hurt one another. The delay in getting to the buses resulted in one of my friends and her boyfriend getting stranded at FNB Stadium. When she phoned the Park and Ride emergency number, the phone kept getting put down in her ear and eventually switched off. My friend had to phone her father to come fetch them from the stadium.

Also, before the actual show, the queues were endless and sitting in the scorching heat was very uncomfortable. The least that Big Concerts could have done is provided the people in the queue with some shade. But my real complaint is what followed the concert.

During the concert itself, however, I noticed a lot of people that were in the queue with my sister and I for general admission tickets had somehow managed to get into Golden Circle and was trying to get the rest of their group over to GC side. A bit unfair for honest people such as ourselves. We saw countless people talking to security guards and getting frustrated, one can only wonder why.

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