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Thieves stole belongings while Metallica stole the show in Bangalore
After the disaster in Gurgaon, DNA bungled again in Bangalore. Metallica's Bangalore concert had one security guard to guard thousands of bags - so when fans came out to collect them they found valuables missing from them resulting in chaos and a lathi charge.

EVERYONE KNOWS that the Metallica concert, which was held at Palace grounds, Bangalore was a mega hit for Metal lovers. But very few people know that it was not all rosy for a number of fans who were present in the crowd. Some of them had brought their laptops, iPods, etc., in their bags, which were not allowed inside the venue - so they had to place their bags in the baggage counter, which had only one security person to take care of the bags.


Jonva Madding, in his Facebook post, said that the fans were reluctant to leave their bags in the counter as it had some important things in them, but the Metallica concert could not be ignored, hence soon there were thousands of bags lying on the floor, in the supposedly baggage counter. Fans went ahead and witnessed Metallica’s debut in India. It was surprising to know that there was only 1 person to look after those thousands of bags in the counter. It clearly shows the carelessness of the organisers, DNA entertainment.

DNA, is the same organiser, which was responsible for Metallica’s concert Gurgaon. They proved to be a massive failure as the event stood cancelled in Gurgaon, which led to chaos in the venue. The fans in Gurgaon went berserk and they were seen damaging equipment worth of lakhs. Ironically, true to the spirit of one of Metallica’s famous songs, “Seek and Destroy”, fans zeroed on anything worth destroying and stomped and tore apart signages, podiums, and electronic equipment. Still, some of these fans can count themselves fortunate, as they did not have to suffer what Bangalore fans had to after the concert got over.

Having enjoyed themsleves after getting their fill of heavy metal, fans, who were in a state of awe as they trudged out to collect their bags, were in for a shock. They found that some of the bags were half-opened, and that precious belongings had been stolen. These fans, realzing that there was only a single person to look after their bags, felt frustrated, for it would be nothing less than ‘Mission Impossible 4’ for them to locate their missing property.

Soon chaos broke out as people could be seen taking items that were not theirs. Some of them were manhandled by fans themselves. As more frantic chaos ensued, police had to come in to settle the matter, but instead the agrieved party - ticket-paying fans - were lathi charged, irrespective of gender and age. Some of them had to flee from the scene without their bags, and a few went to the High grounds Police station but their complaints were not registered as they were told it was ‘too late at night’.

One has to wonder - if the Gurgaon concert was chaotic inside the location where Metallica was supposed to rock the audiences - the Bangalore rock concert was more chaotic after the show got over due to the bags incident, which took place near the entrance of the venue. Some of the Bangalore fans lost their precious items, such as iPods, laptops, important research notes, etc, whereas Gurgaon fans lost out a chance to see Metallica perform live.


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