24 February, 2008
Celine Dion Concert Shambles.
Someone Spreads Nasty Rumour That Danny K
Would Also Perform. Panic Ensues.
As a young turk progressing through the ranks at Catholic
Primary School, we learnt on a daily basis the importance
of accountability when f**king up on something.
Punishment usually consisted of being lectured for 45 minutes in
a poorly ventilated room with old Father Barnabus, an ancient priest
with breath so bad, it would literally make your nostrils
burn. This taught us a simple rule - If you're going to
do something, make sure you do it properly.
Clearly the organisers of the recent Celine Dion concert
in Vergelegen Wine Estate, Cape Town, never spent any time with
Father Barney and his good friend Halitosis, or they would never
have produced such a debacle. The Hotel Chick, who attended the
Saturday show, reported back on the incompetent organisation, which
- Being stuck in the car for hours on the way
through, with traffic moving so slowly she was able to take a nap
and read the Da Vinci Code, from start to finish.
- Paying R900 for a Golden Circle ticket, and
then having to physically fight her way through to the area, as
the concert became a free-for-all and ushers were unable to regulate
who went where.
- Being told by one of the ushers not to bother
getting food or drink, as "the queues are too long, and there
is not enough stalls".
- Managing to obtain a picnic hamper, only to
discover that it did not contain a bottle of wine.
Cape Talk discussed this on the Sunday morning,
with several callers voicing similar complaints, so clearly someone
dropped the ball.
Apparently, someone also began spreading rumours that local singer
Danny K would be performing at the event, causing many people to
turn their cars around in blind panic, and head for the hills or
nearby bomb shelters, which obviously further complicated things.
With KFM attaching their name to the event, I'm sure they must be
pretty pissed off with proceedings and it will be interesting to
see if they address the complaints on air or simply skirt around
it. (The show itself was pretty amazing from all accounts).
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