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Thread started 02/05/14 2:38pm

shockadelica19
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ballroom security mess up

After being around 500th ish in thr que and told we would have no trouble getting in, around 7.30 there was a massive surge where the que just legged it and went about 15 wide in camden high street. Security let this happen and couldnt control it. People were coming at the sides rapidly. Not to mentionthere was way too much letting people in the que.so from being about 500th we ended up about 1200th and didnt get in after a 5 hour wait in the freezing cold! Tickets would have been a better idea and guarenteed people entry and not peed off coz of rude pushing, que jumping people. In all of the prince concerts ive been to, and thsts been alot, this was ghe worst orgsnised by far thanks to the electric ballroom staff!
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Reply #1 posted 02/05/14 2:52pm

fnksoul

To be fair, they didnt know about it until 2pm yesterday when they got a call to ask if they were free, they had to arrange all the staff and everything last min, the organisation is down to Prince's team, they know what demand would have been like they should have made sure it was dealt with.

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Reply #2 posted 02/05/14 3:14pm

funkyhead

of for fucks sake..just what the hell does Kiran actually do...we know P is only conerned with tuning up & rocking out it's HER friggin' responsibility to ensure the SAFETY of the crowd. A crowd surge it totally unacceptable & if P is reading this he needs to kick her ass into the middle of next week!

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Reply #3 posted 02/05/14 3:25pm

fnksoul

funkyhead said:

of for fucks sake..just what the hell does Kiran actually do...we know P is only conerned with tuning up & rocking out it's HER friggin' responsibility to ensure the SAFETY of the crowd. A crowd surge it totally unacceptable & if P is reading this he needs to kick her ass into the middle of next week!

It is a shame, because it is Prince's name on the line, not her's/her team, you would think he'd want to shy away from any negitivity around it all

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Reply #4 posted 02/05/14 3:48pm

jonpca

Me and at least two others took a pretty nasty tumble in that surge. Scary, nearly got trampled. Got some bumps and bruises to check out when I get home. One friends phone got smashed too.
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Reply #5 posted 02/05/14 3:56pm

Tempest

WTH? omg

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Reply #6 posted 02/05/14 4:07pm

swanny

Yes that surge was horrific and scary. I saw two people go down and the sound of glass bottles smashing. Very poor organisation.
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Reply #7 posted 02/05/14 4:09pm

tiadalma

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It was horrific and very frightening, they are really lucky there were no serious injuries

so, what is the answer 2 the question of U
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Reply #8 posted 02/05/14 4:12pm

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jonpca said:

Me and at least two others took a pretty nasty tumble in that surge. Scary, nearly got trampled. Got some bumps and bruises to check out when I get home. One friends phone got smashed too.

Sounds hardcore! If there's another show tomorrow, I'll remember to wear my shinpads...

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Reply #9 posted 02/05/14 4:15pm

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That all sounds very dangerous. This needs to be taken more seriously considering how many people its attracted. All Kiran Sharma does is act like a massive groupie whos in love with Prince on her twitter feed. Kinda pathetic.
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Reply #10 posted 02/05/14 4:23pm

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They only had two security guys running the line when it was clear by 4pm it was double over subscribed. And when they did start letting people in, they were very slow.

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Reply #11 posted 02/05/14 4:34pm

TheEnglishGent

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It was appalling. The wife and I got crushed for an hour after the stampede. Fortunately we got in though. We said to each other that we'd only do tickets shows after this experience. But will we? lol
RIP sad
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Reply #12 posted 02/05/14 5:01pm

Tempest

GoldenParachute said:

That all sounds very dangerous. This needs to be taken more seriously considering how many people its attracted. All Kiran Sharma does is act like a massive groupie whos in love with Prince on her twitter feed. Kinda pathetic.

Maybe that's what she is & it's not an act. shrug I'm not sure who she is or what she does but if she's supposed to be managing something and not doing it, why did he hire her? Maybe she's not qualified for the job. IMO, I think P needs to re-evaluate some of the folks he has in his inner circle working for him. Better choices when hiring, you know? Just my 2 cents (for what it's worth wink ).

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Reply #13 posted 02/05/14 5:24pm

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Not to mention that low ticket price attracted a rush to the venue. Maybe after tonight, they'll consider having more security outside the line. They did that at City Winery in NYC when his NPG band played that week. Even though it was a ticketed event, they still had good security checking the line waiting outside.

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Reply #14 posted 02/05/14 5:55pm

GoldenParachut
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Tempest said:



GoldenParachute said:


That all sounds very dangerous. This needs to be taken more seriously considering how many people its attracted. All Kiran Sharma does is act like a massive groupie whos in love with Prince on her twitter feed. Kinda pathetic.


Maybe that's what she is & it's not an act. shrug I'm not sure who she is or what she does but if she's supposed to be managing something and not doing it, why did he hire her? Maybe she's not qualified for the job. IMO, I think P needs to re-evaluate some of the folks he has in his inner circle working for him. Better choices when hiring, you know? Just my 2 cents (for what it's worth wink ).


Yea, that was my point. She doesnt act like shes his manager. She acts like a groupie with a crush.
lol

What happened to Julia Ramadan? There's been no sign of her for a while and it seems Kiran has taken over management again. I read a few years back that Kiran and Prince had a fling and thats why Kiran initially stopped managing. I wouldnt be at all surprised if Julia got caught up too.
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Reply #15 posted 02/05/14 6:34pm

Tempest

GoldenParachute said:

Tempest said:

Maybe that's what she is & it's not an act. shrug I'm not sure who she is or what she does but if she's supposed to be managing something and not doing it, why did he hire her? Maybe she's not qualified for the job. IMO, I think P needs to re-evaluate some of the folks he has in his inner circle working for him. Better choices when hiring, you know? Just my 2 cents (for what it's worth wink ).

Yea, that was my point. She doesnt act like shes his manager. She acts like a groupie with a crush. lol What happened to Julia Ramadan? There's been no sign of her for a while and it seems Kiran has taken over management again. I read a few years back that Kiran and Prince had a fling and thats why Kiran initially stopped managing. I wouldnt be at all surprised if Julia got caught up too.

Well, then I don't feel sorry for P. If he wants to be a good business person & run a professional "shop", then he needs to grow up & stop hiring people he wants to sleep with rather than qualified individuals. Not very professional if you ask me but his biz. Sorry to hear. It's unfortunate but I'm afraid that's the way it'll probably be until Prince goes to the grave. What a waste.

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Reply #16 posted 02/05/14 7:03pm

jjam

Bloody lucky that someone wasn't trampled in that surge. Loads of total pricks cutting in at the intersection of Camden High Street with Buck Street, with the "queue" getting wider. Nothing being done about it. Why that surge was allowed to happen was senseless, and it was genuinely scary.

Prince, you were the shit as always, but sort it out for future gigs.

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Reply #17 posted 02/06/14 1:06am

freakyfeet

GoldenParachute said:

Tempest said:

Maybe that's what she is & it's not an act. shrug I'm not sure who she is or what she does but if she's supposed to be managing something and not doing it, why did he hire her? Maybe she's not qualified for the job. IMO, I think P needs to re-evaluate some of the folks he has in his inner circle working for him. Better choices when hiring, you know? Just my 2 cents (for what it's worth wink ).

Yea, that was my point. She doesnt act like shes his manager. She acts like a groupie with a crush. lol What happened to Julia Ramadan? There's been no sign of her for a while and it seems Kiran has taken over management again. I read a few years back that Kiran and Prince had a fling and thats why Kiran initially stopped managing. I wouldnt be at all surprised if Julia got caught up too.

Julia walked - she got fed up with the chaos - everything else is 100% accurate.

If anyone thinks that Kiran cares about the fans because she formerly was one is clearly deluded - all she cares about is her image and getting Dappy and Liz Jones into gigs.

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Reply #18 posted 02/06/14 1:57am

psyche2

Tempest said:

Well, then I don't feel sorry for P. If he wants to be a good business person & run a professional "shop", then he needs to grow up & stop hiring people he wants to sleep with rather than qualified individuals. Not very professional if you ask me but his biz. Sorry to hear. It's unfortunate but I'm afraid that's the way it'll probably be until Prince goes to the grave. What a waste.

Absolutely agree. And don't get me started on that cowbell twat that could as well be selling t-shirts @ the merchandise stall or handing out wristbands to the girls he fancy. I wonder if the bottom line is to keep him busy while Prince and his wife "study the Bible" together, lol ...

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Reply #19 posted 02/06/14 2:00am

Dandroppedadim
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i'm glad of the queue jumpers, becuz we got to see the 2nd show - which was off da hook! and longer than the first!!!! nice of prince to do a 2nd show for.

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Reply #20 posted 02/06/14 2:12am

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I have a friend who was in the queue for most of yesterday, then when the crowd surged at door opening time he was knocked to the floor and hurt his ankle. Despite queuing with the other fans for the best part of the day in the p*ssing rain he didn't get into the first show because of all the rude late comers that bowled up and shoved their way to the front. He now has an ankle that's twice its normal size and is contemplating a trip to the hospital for X-rays.... confused

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Reply #21 posted 02/06/14 2:21am

shockadelica19
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I think i should rename this post i set up! Maybe to WTF was Prince's Manager thinking?

Its so sad to hear of people hurt by this thoughtless stampeed. The amount of people jumping in the Que was crazy. as i said i went from about 500th in the que to about 1500th probably. Wasted alot petrol, and parking costs along with freezing my bits off, all thanks to rude thoughtless people who felt it ok to ruin what could have been an amazing opportunity for many people. If i didnt have work so early today i would have stayed for the 2nd show but the so called rude security had no idea on how long the wait would be. my days of staying up till 6am to see Prince have long gone, sorry Prince. You need to remember your old fans and the ones who have stuck by you are now older and have families etc. maybe employ a manager who gets this and gets you are one of the biggest entertainers in history and gets you would fill a whole block with fans in a split second and alow for this. Good luck with the next Kieran Fiasco. who knows might be tickets!! Ok Rant over and lets hope for the rest of us we get to see him this tour eek

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Reply #22 posted 02/06/14 3:03am

Tempest

psyche2 said:

Tempest said:

Well, then I don't feel sorry for P. If he wants to be a good business person & run a professional "shop", then he needs to grow up & stop hiring people he wants to sleep with rather than qualified individuals. Not very professional if you ask me but his biz. Sorry to hear. It's unfortunate but I'm afraid that's the way it'll probably be until Prince goes to the grave. What a waste.

Absolutely agree. And don't get me started on that cowbell twat that could as well be selling t-shirts @ the merchandise stall or handing out wristbands to the girls he fancy. I wonder if the bottom line is to keep him busy while Prince and his wife "study the Bible" together, lol ...

Well, all I have to say is, his pimping, the constant parade of whores in and out of the Park & the harlot spirit that abides within him, are truly, truly, truly disgusting, vile & revolting. ill

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Btw, neither of his wives studied the Bible with him. PLEASE! That's laughable! They're all whores (including Prince).

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Reply #23 posted 02/06/14 3:10am

psyche2

Tempest said:

psyche2 said:

Absolutely agree. And don't get me started on that cowbell twat that could as well be selling t-shirts @ the merchandise stall or handing out wristbands to the girls he fancy. I wonder if the bottom line is to keep him busy while Prince and his wife "study the Bible" together, lol ...

Well, all I have to say is, his pimping, the constant parade of whores in and out of the Park & the harlot spirit that abides within him, are truly, truly, truly disgusting, vile & revolting. ill

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Btw, neither of his wives studied the Bible with him. PLEASE! That's laughable! They're all whores (including Prince).

LOL ... Didn't mean Prince's wife but Joshua's wife! ...LOL... And with "studying the Bible" I was just being sarcastic about keeping the cowbell jerk busy while they, ahem, take care of other "issues" ... LOL

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Reply #24 posted 02/06/14 3:13am

Tempest

psyche2 said:

Tempest said:

Well, all I have to say is, his pimping, the constant parade of whores in and out of the Park & the harlot spirit that abides within him, are truly, truly, truly disgusting, vile & revolting. ill

*

Btw, neither of his wives studied the Bible with him. PLEASE! That's laughable! They're all whores (including Prince).

LOL ... Didn't mean Prince's wife but Joshua's wife! ...LOL... And with "studying the Bible" I was just being sarcastic about keeping the cowbell jerk busy while they, ahem, take care of other "issues" ... LOL

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Glad you find it all so amusing. I'm sure God does as well. This place is seriously, seriously sick. Later much.

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Reply #25 posted 02/06/14 4:09am

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Tempest said:

psyche2 said:

LOL ... Didn't mean Prince's wife but Joshua's wife! ...LOL... And with "studying the Bible" I was just being sarcastic about keeping the cowbell jerk busy while they, ahem, take care of other "issues" ... LOL

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Glad you find it all so amusing. I'm sure God does as well. This place is seriously, seriously sick. Later much.

He's that character in that book, right?

RIP sad
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Reply #26 posted 02/06/14 4:19am

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TheEnglishGent said:



Tempest said:




psyche2 said:




LOL ... Didn't mean Prince's wife but Joshua's wife! ...LOL... And with "studying the Bible" I was just being sarcastic about keeping the cowbell jerk busy while they, ahem, take care of other "issues" ... LOL



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Glad you find it all so amusing. I'm sure God does as well. This place is seriously, seriously sick. Later much.



He's that character in that book, right?



No, you're thinking of Harry Potter. Don't get your fictional stories confused with one another.
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Reply #27 posted 02/06/14 5:33am

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seems like fans in london are just as retarded as U.S. fans

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Reply #28 posted 02/06/14 5:36am

TheEnglishGent

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3rdeyedude said:

seems like fans in london are just as retarded as U.S. fans

We follow Prince thtough thick and thin after everything he's done. Sure, we're a little retarded. lol

RIP sad
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Reply #29 posted 02/06/14 6:06am

DaveT

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shockadelica1973 said:

I think i should rename this post i set up! Maybe to WTF was Prince's Manager thinking?

Its so sad to hear of people hurt by this thoughtless stampeed. The amount of people jumping in the Que was crazy. as i said i went from about 500th in the que to about 1500th probably. Wasted alot petrol, and parking costs along with freezing my bits off, all thanks to rude thoughtless people who felt it ok to ruin what could have been an amazing opportunity for many people. If i didnt have work so early today i would have stayed for the 2nd show but the so called rude security had no idea on how long the wait would be. my days of staying up till 6am to see Prince have long gone, sorry Prince. You need to remember your old fans and the ones who have stuck by you are now older and have families etc. maybe employ a manager who gets this and gets you are one of the biggest entertainers in history and gets you would fill a whole block with fans in a split second and alow for this. Good luck with the next Kieran Fiasco. who knows might be tickets!! Ok Rant over and lets hope for the rest of us we get to see him this tour eek

Knowing that there were a number of people hurt last night, you do wonder if it was actually negligent of Prince's management not to have better security and controls in place. They seem to be fond in flinging lawsuits about, maybe its time to lob one back! biggrin

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