Overly Zealous and I can only assume badly trained security firm, once again ruined the enjoyment to be had attending a Jedward concert. Security should be in place as a near invisible wall of protection for the artists playing the venue, whilst treating the paying attendees with respect. ie. out of sight, out of mind, but this was not the case on Saturday night.
Myself and my friends witnessed, young teenage girls being shouted at, pushed, pulled, intimidated, bullied as if they were football hooligans about to go on a rampage, when in fact all they were doing was standing in their alloted areas, dancing along to their teen idols (who at every opportunity, where shouting for their audience to get up and dance with them)
I have never witnessed anything so unprofessionally handled in all my days of travelling venues to attend gigs, if you or your friends want to attend sit down poetry recital, then this venue is the place to go, if for a nano of a second you want to move in your seat, then I suggest you boycott this venue at all costs.
Fans travelled from as far as Sweden, Germany, UK, and all over Ireland to see their favourite twins perform but a huge percentage of them can be found sharing stories of bullying and harrassment from the security on site.
'Forcefully removing Patrons from an event' is surely NOT the only strategy available to a professional run security firm, I suggest the Venue hire in a regulated firm in future.
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February 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts regarding the show on 16th February. We always welcome and value customer feedback, as it is vital in highlighting areas that may be in need of attention and prompts constructive self-assessment.
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We have noted your concerns regarding security and the seating restrictions dictated by a show of this nature where young children will be attending. The safety of audiences, residents and customers is of paramount importance for us here and I would like to assure you we constantly review our arrangements to ensure everyone feels comfortable and enjoys themselves whilst on the premises.
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