2015 Dec 21
Sri Lankans attending the Enrique Iglesias concert in Colombo were in for a rude shock due to ‘unbelievably poor organizing’, with many fans who purchased highly inflated tickets being left stranded at the entrance.
The Lankan audience who had lined up since 5 PM this evening had not been permitted entrance according to many till close to three hours after.
The queues for the cheaper tickets were still visible when the concert had finally commenced at 9.32 PM.
Those who had purchased tickets at 35,000 LKR had also received the same treatment, after not being allowed into the stadium till around 8 PM, reports and material posted online show.
The organizer, Live events, is a partnership between former Lankan Cricket Stars Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardena and Riyaz Shah (Shaq).
The events Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1521982984792491/ has been inundated with many of the audience venting their anger on it and through other platforms on social media.
People have also created fan pages requesting refunds for the inconvenience caused towards them.
Members of the audience wrote;