Hundreds of music pageant followers have gone dwelling dissatisfied and soaked after the occasion ended early amid fears of an enormous thunderstorm.
Greater than 20,000 Sydneysiders flocked to the Good Issues different music pageant in Centennial Park on Saturday to get pleasure from an enormous line-up of bands headlined by US teams Limp Bizkit, Fall Out Boy and Devo.
Fall Out Boy had been in the midst of their third music when the music abruptly fell silent.
‘Bear with us for one second. There is a storm coming in,’ the singer defined amid loud boos from the big crowd.
‘We’re being instructed we’re gonna pause the present for a second. We’re hoping to get again actual quickly.’
‘Please be affected person, we’ll be again.’
A couple of moments later, the shocked crowd was ordered by an announcer on the PA system to evacuate because the occasion was over amid fears a thunderstorm rolling in from different elements of the town was about to hit.
Greater than 20,000 Good Issues Pageant revellers had been ordered to evacuate earlier than the occasion was supposed to finish on Saturday night time
‘Hail storm coming with giant hail stones and lightning,’ the announcer said.
‘Might you please orderly evacuate the positioning. Do not rush and transfer away from the buildings please.’
Pageant goers went dwelling dissatisfied after spending a minimum of $225 on the ticket alone.
Many attendees corresponding to Ash travelled to Sydney only for the occasion.
‘We solely obtained to the third music in Fall Out Boy, the explanation my sister and I obtained tickets, when it was cancelled,’ Ash instructed Each day Mail Australia.
‘They got here again on a minute later and introduced it was cancelled.
‘Organisers got here on the audio system and requested everybody to evacuate in an orderly style on account of a big lightning and hail storm.’
‘My sister was gutted, she was in tears.
‘Actually dissatisfied we didn’t get to see Fall Out Boy however fully perceive it’s not their fault, simply crappy climate.’
The music pageant in Centennial Park ended early amid fears a wild storm was about to hit
The abrupt finish sparked chaos as dissatisfied 20,000 attendees headed in direction of the one exit gate within the pouring rain.
‘It was additionally a bit scary, we had been all attempting to undergo one chokehold exit, we had been scared of getting trampled if the storm hit,’ Ash mentioned.
‘Finally the gang obtained caught as a result of the one small exit was so clogged.
‘Some individuals broke down a fence off to the facet and managed to get on the market, then it freed up.
‘It was simply very sudden and complicated.’
She added that there was no thunderstorm, only a huge downpour.
Hundreds of attendees needed to exit Centennial Park by way of a single gate
A thunderstorm swept throughout Sydney, leaving occasion organisers with no different alternative however to finish the occasion early
Different followers took to social media to vent their fury about how issues unfolded.
‘I can’t imagine i waited the entire day at Good Issues Pageant to see fall out boy, they got here on stage and sung like 2 and a half songs. then it will get cancelled due to a thunderstorm warning,’ one tweeted.
One other added ‘Fall out boy is a s****y f*****g band for doing TWO US TOURS and solely going to the world’s worst pageant in Australia as an alternative of doing a tour right here.’
A 3rd wrote: ‘Centennial Park as a web site for Good Issues is terrible for a lot of causes however getting 20,000 individuals to evacuate that web site for “exterior cowl” with no assist from the pageant is borderline negligence on their half – it is a 15-20 minute stroll for any cowl, which itself is not a lot.’
The Good Issues Pageant heads to Brisbane Showgrounds on Sunday.
Attendees loved an enormous line-up of bands headlined by US teams Limp Bizkit, Fall Out Boy and Devo earlier than they had been ordered to go dwelling