THE LONG WAIT: Excited, eager and possibly annoyed fans wait ever so patiently to enter Rockhampton’s Hegvold Stadium to see the highly anticipated Justice Crew. For some, the wait to get into the stadium was more than two hours.
THE LONG WAIT: Excited, eager and possibly annoyed fans wait ever so patiently to enter Rockhampton’s Hegvold Stadium to see the highly anticipated Justice Crew. For some, the wait to get into the stadium was more than two hours. Contributed Photo ROK

Justice Crew loses its sparkle and fans are hopping mad

A THERE-and-back trip to Rockhampton on Saturday lost its sparkle for a car load of concert-revellers, who paid $300 for Diamond tickets to see hip-hop dance group Justice Crew.

Gladstone's Taneil Bennet, her son Jace (7), Taneil's friend Tara and her son Miller (9), and Taneil's niece Morgan (8) were among scores of ear-splitting, angry Justice Crew fans who got less than what they bargained for.

The Australian hip-hop dance music group, and a highly anticipated line-up of national acts, were scheduled to perform at 7pm on Saturday at Rockhampton's Hegvold Stadium.

When Taneil and her crew arrived at the venue about 6.30pm, the waiting line to get in meandered its way from the stadium doors past the Athelstane Bowls Club and more than 500m along Sir Raymond Huish Drive.

The waiting time to get in for Taneil, Tara and the three children was more than two hours.

Once they finally got inside, they were escorted to the "Diamond" area: an undivided area near the front of the stage with hardly any seats, according to Taneil.

NO JUSTICE: Miller Breslin (9), Morgan Lewis (8) and Jace Bennet (7)feel a little bit disheartened they didn’t get to see Justice Crew.
NO JUSTICE: Miller Breslin (9), Morgan Lewis (8) and Jace Bennet (7)feel a little bit disheartened they didn’t get to see Justice Crew. Contributed Photo ROK

 

"The stage was so low, if you were an adult in the Diamond area you could only see the artists from the torso up ... the kids couldn't see anything," Taneil said.

Once the concert got underway it was about 8.30pm. After a few songs from some of the supporting acts, the three kids had gone to sleep.

Taneil was forced to leave the concert even before supporting act X-Factor's Barry Southgate took to the stage.

"We paid $255 for tickets and we didn't even get to see Justice Crew perform."

Upcoming concerts in Rocky

  • Sweet - Satisfaction Guaranteed, March 9
  • Boy and Bear, April 22
  • Kris Kristofferson, April 23.


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