Bloc 2012 shut down

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  1. Harry3

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  2. dirty breaks

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    richie hawtin just said on facebook that the artist's were locked backstage and weren't allowed to leave until 3AM...
     
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    my mates were running the union stage... They are so pissed off this has happend, money down teh pan
     
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    miszt BASSFACE Royale

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    what was the problem? sounds like it was a bit of a mess
     
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    sold 15,000 tickets to a 6,000 capacity festival
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    Selling a touch more than capacity is not unusual but that's taking the piss! Anyway it's not on if the organisers/security team can't keep the numbers of people entering the site down to safe levels. I'm assuming people weren't legging it over a fence so what gives??
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    One of the comments on their fb page..

    lol no.
     
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  9. Harry3

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    People were queuing to get into the tents, and the boat had a 700 person capacity so it was one in one out at 7pm apparently. I dont expect to queue at all to see music at a festival.
     
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    hopefully this wont affect other festivals in terms of licenses and policing.. they already have a hard enough time.
     
  11. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    hopefully the majority won't be punished for the ineptitude of the few.
     
  12. Harry3

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    alright socrates :teeth:
     
  13. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    Must fucking suck being somewhere like that for it to be shut down halfway through your night
     
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    that would do it!
     
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    _MILLA Flamboyant muthafucka

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    gutting!! i was gna go for amon tobin aswell!! sucks!
     
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    I went, queueing was a joke and we left when they shut it down at about 12.30. There were some cool popup events last night, i really wanted to reach plex vs perc but it was down in peckham, and i couldnt be fucked to travel that far. In the end we just went down to fabric. Disappointed it got shut down, but whatever, i get a refund i spose. I feel sorry for all the foreigners who came over for the festival and had to spend more money on flights, hotels etc
     
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    Wow what a fail. These people who mess up like this need sacking. Its all good saying sorry maybe next time but its the people who lost out this time i feel sorry for. Fair enough you will be getting a refund but thats not the point a festival on this scale going this wrong is a total pisstake. I wont be planning a bloc festival trip anytime soon
     
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    I was there and it really wasnt that busy. Came out of the main tent after Doom for some air and the police had set up a metal fence across the middle of the festival separating the main tent / boat / ra tent from the rest. Didnt look too busy, didnt look to be any problems.

    I heard it was ticket overselling and people being let in without tickets, who knows though.

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    Some of the people i was with bought tickets off gumtree and its gonna be interesting to see how that works out with refunds. A lot of people gonna get cash for their ticket and a refund and a lot of people gonna get nothing.
     
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  20. dirty breaks

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    apparently you can get your money back if you act quickly...

    http://www.factmag.com/2012/07/11/bloc-goes-into-administration/