Foo Fighters fans have been left fuming after long queues delayed the start of the band’s Melbourne show on Tuesday night by around 30 minutes.
Some ticket-holders were forced to queue from Etihad Stadium back to the LaTrobe and Spencer Street intersection due to “increased security measures” which the band reportedly requested at the venue, and some fans didn’t take it too well…
At foo fighters tonight but the line is insane 😂😅
— Dan (@Anyone_Dan) January 30, 2018
— Nick Wade (@nick_wade) January 30, 2018
End of the queue to get into Etihad general admission is on the corner of Spencer and LaTrobe. Literally in another suburb. Got here 40 mins early. Going to miss start of show. Devastated. #foofighters #etihadstadium @EtihadStadiumAU #isurvivedgate7 #gate7 @foofighters
— Jo Stanley (@RealJoStanley) January 30, 2018
— Travis Deans (@travvydeans) January 30, 2018
“[Foo Fighters] requested additional security so we’re following their security protocol because fan safety is paramount,” an Etihad Stadium spokesperson told News Corp Australia.
“The lines are definitely long but we’re moving them through quickly.”
Thanks to everyone attending Foo Fighters tonight for your patience. The most important thing to us is your safety. Enjoy the show
— Marvel Stadium (@marvelstadiumau) January 30, 2018
While Etihad Stadium says all gates were cleared when the concert began at 8pm, fans have also criticised public transport delays following the show.
Couldve given us a few, maybe 1 per line, extra trains to clear the foo fighters gig @metrotrains
— Matt Harvey (@MattMan85) January 30, 2018
Foo Fighters’ Melbourne show was the final date on their 2018 Australian tour, which also included gigs in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney.
Music Feeds contributor Shane Pinnegar called the band’s Perth show “magnificent”, and said the concert left the crowd with “a lot of laughs, and hoarse throats from singing along to their favourites all night long”.