NO SPECULATIONS PLEASE AND NO BLAMING. I JUST WANT TO FIGURE OUT THE FACTS.
I would like to start this tread the day after our failed crowdfunding campaign to go www.back2stockholm.nl and yesterdays (sep 22nd) surrealistic replacement show with a 60% filled venue. It is still not clear to me what really happened 20/9 and what is really know about it.
I would first of all like to ask to to help me gather good sources (Swedish & international) with Information on the incident, the gun that supposedly entered the venue and the aftermath (was someone found & arrested?)
Secondly I would like your help in thinking about lines of responsibility. The very moment the replacement show started I received an automated email from AXS with a refund confirmation. Which is in itself decent, but I would like to know more on the sharing of responsibility between AXS, Livenation, the venue (Globen) and the security team.
In the scenario someone with a gun was let in, with the security trying to make up for their mistake, the cancellation is probably the responsibility of the security team more thanks that of the person who took the gun with him/her. So basically:
1. Gathering of sources to combine these in one coherent story.
2. Based on the facts figure out who is responsible for what.
Will you guys help me with this? It will help me understand the events that caused me to leaves my e-stage railspot last Sunday and fly back to Holland and end-up witnessing no show.
Thanks, Richard van Oosterhout
TIMELINE OF EVENTS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH
18:10 - Venue doors open for people to enter
19.15 - Venue doors shut to enter
20:10 - Some policemen are seen entering the arena. Police cars at entrance 2 and 9.
20:15 - Announcement via speaker system about problems with ticket scanners. Concert will be held.
20:36 - Guards locks doors and pull down curtains so that we can't see inside.
20:44 - Seated people ordered to leave the venue to "scan their tickets and come back in"
21:04 - 1st time GA people are ordered to temporarily take seats. Chaotic rush back to GA in a few minutes
21:32 - 2nd time GA people are ordered to temporarily take seats. Again chaotic rush back to GA in a few minutes
22.26 - Announcement of cancellation
20150920 22:47 Police report with mention of weapon: https://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=nl&sl=sv&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fpolisen.se%2FStockholms_lan%2FAktuellt%2FNyheter%2FStockholm%2Fjuli-sept%2FInstalld-U2-konsert%2F
20150920 22:57 U2.com announcement: http://www.u2.com/news/title/sunday-show-rescheduled-for-tuesday
20150920 22:59 Livenation Sweden Twitter:
Söndagens planerade konsert med U2 flyttas till tisdag den 22 september. Köpta biljetter gäller på tisdag. Mer info: http://t.co/CZ12AQLoV9— Live Nation Sweden (@LiveNationSwe) September 20, 2015
20150921 19:27 Livenation Sweden Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livenationswe/posts/10153642984906672
U2GIGS.com recap of the evening: http://www.u2gigs.com/article1061.html