Dozens headed to The Escapade by James at Boatle on Friday evening for the music show headlined by South African hot Amapiano musical duo, Amaroto but were left disappointed by the main act’s performance.
What started off as a beautiful night out of fun following good performances from The Girls, Pabi Cooper, Mgiftoz and others, changed at the end when the main acts’ sets were cut short due to sound glitches. Although it appeared the organisers had done well in terms of security, it later turned out that was not enough as many revellers without tickets breached security to gatecrash the VIP area.
This made the VIP area unmanageable and crowded. This would, later on, prove catastrophic as the marshals struggled to get the artists up on stage past the uncontrollable crowd. Finally, after managing to get up on stage much to the crowd’s cheers, Amaroto could only perform two songs before their performance was cut short due to sound problems. The artists were forced off stage as security struggled to fend off revellers who had already swamped the stage while the sound engineers tried to fix the problem.
But when the sound issue was fixed, the South Africans did not come back up on stage, leaving many of their fans disappointed. The same problem had also happened during Busta 929’s set. Many fans could be heard hurling unpalatables, demanding the artists to get back up on stage. Others took to social media to express their disappointment.