DUBLIN, Ireland (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Concertgoers were left frustrated with a Barbra Streisand concert in Dublin, Ireland this week, after being forced to pay exhorbitant ticket prices, deal with bad weather and three-hour traffic delays, and some even found that there were no seats available once they finally made it to the concert.
“Barbra Streisand was fantastic but the organisation was dreadful,” one couple told the Irish Post about the messy scene at the venue. “Everyone was stuck in traffic on the motorway so we abandoned our car and ran. Once we got in it was chaotic. There were no stewards and nobody knew where to go. People who had paid €118 were sitting in €120 seats. I spent the first half looking at people fighting over seats.”
Organizers MCD and Concert Promoters International apologized to fans in a joint statement, saying that Streisand delayed her start by 45 minutes to accommodate the late arrivals.
They added, “Some fans who arrived late encountered problems with their seating.
“This was due to a small number of opportunistic fans taking seats not assigned to them and refusing to move when requested by authorities.”
Major roadway construction and the adverse weather conditions were blamed for most other problems. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers