Stampede-like situation at Chennai concert: AR Rahman reacts to fanstext_fields
Chennai: Several of AR Rahman’s fans who had bought tickets to his concert in Chennai’s Paniyur on Sunday complained of a stampede-like situation.
The concert 'Marakuma Nenjam' at Adityaram Palace organised by ACTC Events proved to be a traumatic experience for a lot of his fans.
Many took to social media blaming the orgnisers for the mess, which according to some fans was quite ‘harrowing’.
There were reports of children having been separated from parents and women harassed in the crowd.
Fans alleged that organisers oversold tickets, taking in more people than the venue could hold.
One woman who was unable to view the concert told local TV that there was a stamped-like situation.
Another fan said she paid ‘five thousand for a ticket’ but the event turned out to be free for all.
Taking to social media platform X, a fan said ‘The most bizarre experience ever! It was the worst ever concert that I have attended.’
A family complained that there was no parking lot that made them to walk 2 km to the concert.
ACTC Events issued a statement thanking Rahman for his show and apologised to the fans who could not attend their concert due to the confusion over entry, IANS reported.
AR Rahman reached out to be fans asking them to mail their tickets and grievances to his team.
The composer’s response came after ACTC Events apologized for overcrowding at the venue.