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3 hour delay at Migos JHB concert leaves fans annoyed

2017-10-22 09:59
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Johannesburg – What started off as a crowd of excited fans quickly turned into a group of agitated spectators, when the Johannesburg leg of Migos' Culture world tour, suffered an almost three hour delay on Saturday. 

Fans became anxious, with many toying with the idea that Migos may not show up to their own concert. 

Although the crowd was pumped when the first act, Riky Rick, hit the stage at around 19:00, after King Kotini’s performance it was nothing but a waiting game.

Nearly three hours with no act to revive the show, resulted in the angry crowd booing and flinging objects onto the stage.

While Mabala Noise promised an opening line-up of over 10 local acts which included, Babes Wodumo, Gigi Lamayne and DJ Tira, most of them ended up a no-show.

It was only after 22:00 that Nasty C stepped onto stage, with Migos eventually following a while after. 

Take a look at what Twitter had to say below:

On Monday Mabala Noise released the following statement about the delay

"We would like to thank all the fans and supporters who came out to The Dome on Saturday to the Migos SA Tour.” says Mabala Noise spokesperson Sikhulile Nzuza.

Just after 19:00 on Saturday evening a massive storm descended on Johannesburg significantly impacting some of the access control points and the electronic accreditation systems.

In the best interests of public safety, the VOC made the decision to pause the live performances until such time as the access points were operating effectively and the safety of patrons could be assured. The safety of the fans was paramount. The time taken to ensure that the event could continue safely caused the delay to the concert schedule and timings had to be adjusted accordingly.
 
All booked South African artists were backstage and made aware of the situation. Migos went on stage at their scheduled time slot and performed their full set."

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