Hundreds Miss Beyonce & Jay-Z Concert Due To Security Line [PIC]

Hundreds of fans waiting to get into the Beyonce & Jay-Z show last night were still waiting in line almost 2 hours after the show started.

By nowproducerdave on August 24, 2018
(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

This would annoy the heck outta me. Waiting in line is bad enough, but having to wait so long you actually miss the concert you’re waiting in line for? I’d be hella mad.

Beyonce & Jay-Z were playing a show in Nashville last night, and the attendance was a little down. The concert started around 7:30, but people were stuck waiting outside the venue until after 9 or later. On top of that, a lot of the people just left all together. So what was the problem? The concert venue, Vanderbilt Stadium, was trying to keep everything safe. That meant checking bags and using metal-detecting wands. The problem that caused was a massive backup, of course leaving the hundreds of people waiting outside.

Close to 9:45, the stadium issued this statement: “Security for the concert required use of metal detector wands in addition to bag searches. Guests were processed through security checkpoints as quickly as possible. We experienced peak crowds between 8 to 8:15 p.m. Additional personnel were called to assist with alleviating the wait. There is no longer a wait at the gates.” One of the people who made it in after 9pm said that they weren’t even checking bags at that point any more. “I got to the area outside the gate at 7:30 and wasn’t in until 9. Security did not use metal detectors or conduct bag searches by the time I got to the gate,” Laura says.

That’s just a crazy delay. I was going to say this shows why you should always try to get to events early, but I’m not even sure that would have helped in this case. What’s the longest you’ve had to wait in line for a concert? Were there offers of a refund after a certain amount of time? Here’s the full story.

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