Diehard fans who came from across the country and abroad to watch Metallica perform wore a dejected look after the show was postponed on Friday.
Many of them lingered at the venue till late evening to hear an official word as to what would happen next. They vented their angst by kicking the chairs and barricades. They felt cheated and recalled how a Bryan Adams concert too did not happen this year.
“We waited for hours in the queue to make our way inside. And we ended up not watching Metallica perform. That’s disheartening,” said Deepak Sachdeva, a software engineer, who had driven from Jaipur with his brother.
Sajal from Florida, Arivind from Hyderabad and Dev from Ranchi (all friends) too had come together for the event. But on Friday, they were a dejected lot, not knowing exactly why the show couldn’t happen.
Similarly, Paul Sutman from Netherland had cut short his tour in Nepal to come to Gurgaon to watch the band perform. After the chaos, he came out unwillingly from the venue and said, “ I am worried why they could not handle it well. I still don’t know what triggered the cancellation of the show.”
There were some who stayed in the ground until late evening when the police asked them to leave. Neil, a doctor who came from Manipur, said, “I am heartbroken. I don’t care about the loss of money. But I still want to see Metallica perform.”