The Jakarta Post
American indie pop band Lany. (Lany's official Instagram/File)
The first concert by American indie pop band Lany in Jakarta, scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Tennis Indoor Senayan, was cancelled abruptly on Tuesday night, angering the band’s fans.
Lany concert in jakarta (DAY 1) pic.twitter.com/qjsnFeoxXo— Faiz Azmi (@Faiizazmi) August 13, 2019
!!!!! 😭😭😭 pls i just want to see lany pic.twitter.com/bO38gRqtTn— mishell ☾ (@stolenklein) August 13, 2019
On 13th of August Lany Helf a concert again in Jakarta— Platino Mulya Budiman (@platinnno) August 13, 2019
But the promotor was really not well prepared
there were 3 people who fainted
even the committee threw mineral water as they pleased @Vizionvibe pic.twitter.com/6znN2IWGhv
Maretha Setyanata, who was among the intending concertgoers, told The Jakarta Post that she went to the venue at 4 p.m.
“Initially, the gate was scheduled to open at 5.30 p.m., so I went there at 4 p.m. to exchange the tickets,” she said, adding that, while heading to the venue, she received information that there would be a delay regarding the gate opening time.
After waiting for a few hours, Maretha said the promoter Vizion Vibe posted on Instagram that the concert had to be postponed because of technical difficulties.
“The promoter did not come to the crowd to calm us down or inform [us directly]. They only informed the audience's representatives who were waiting in the front,” she said.
Maretha added that those who were in the middle or at the back of the queue had zero knowledge regarding the issue.
“Lany’s crew then came out to apologize to the crowd, not the promoter,” added Maretha.
lany has the BEST crew no one can tell me different we love you @steveday___ even if u hate me pic.twitter.com/9H8SXAmpIJ— macie ☾ (@lanysott) August 13, 2019
She also said the queue was disorganized as there were no separators between Festival or Tribune audiences.
Following the cancellation, Lany is set to perform two shows, back-to-back, on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The band announced on Instagram that the first show was canceled because of unsafe power and electrical conditions.
“If you have a ticket to either night and are now unable to attend the rescheduled shows, please contact the ticketing outlet you purchased from or Vizion Vibe, the promoter,” the band writes.
Meanwhile, actor-slash-musician Iqbaal Ramadhan asked fans to support his band Svmmerdose, which was scheduled to be the opening act of Lany’s concert.
we were really excited to open for @thisislany tonight, but due to what happened (which was COMPLETELY out of our hands) NOW we're NOT SO SURE if they would still let us perform tomorrow. we honestly need your support to show how excited you guys are to see us--as the local musician opening for your favorite band. show us your support by reposting this with the hashtag #svmmerdoseforlany #supportlocalmusicians // Sebenarnya kami sudah siap dan sangat menantikan untuk tampil malam ini sebagai band pembuka untuk LANY. Tapi dengan kendala yang terjadi di luar kendali kami, sekarang kami belum punya kepastian apakah kami tetap menjadi band pembuka untuk besok. Kami butuh dukungan kalian dengan cara repost postingan ini dengan hashtag #svmmerdoseforlany #supportlocalmusicians
“We were really excited to open for @thisislany tonight, but because of what happened (which was completely out of our hands) we're not sure if they will still let us perform tomorrow,” read a post on his Instagram. (jes/kes)