Just a heads up for those claiming refunds for the cancelled concert; The ticket agents readily take your cash immediately in exchange for tickets in the basement, a few yards away from the parking lot of the One Utama shopping complex for some, making it easy for you to part with your money. However, when the concert is cancelled, you are made to walk up 3 flights of stairs, not at the place you purchased the tickets but at Block A Lot 116 Jalan Semangat in PJ, fill in a form with a photocopy of your ID, queue while standing up and wait till 30th November to receive your refunds without interest.
The irony of it all is that when I purchased the tickets in cash, I felt like it was a good deal being able to watch fine entertainment by a talented member of the performing arts. While I feel the same now albeit with some grievance with her attitude towards our country’s security, yesterday however, after having gone through the trouble and being unable to retrieve my cash as easily as I parted with it, I couldn’t help but feel that it was too much of a hassle all because of a “ pole dancer who can sing ”. Sour grapes you may say? Perhaps, but I am a Patriot just the same. She’s off my bucket list!
Tonight would have been the night we would be entertained by the beautiful singer popularly known for her song among others appropriately entitled, “ Beautiful Liar ”.
Beyonce bailed out and said “ NO ” to Kuala Lumpur as “ she was given some misinformed picture of Malaysia to scare her away. ”
This behavior amplifies the stupidity of some people in this industry as proper tools and resources were not utilized to investigate the authenticity of the information given, before breaking the hearts of her fans at the eleventh hour, and insulting a hospitable Nation with an impeccable record on peace and security.
Beyonce’s management was quoted in Malaysia’s premier newspaper, The New Straits Times that “ the entertainer remains respectful of the people and cultures of all nations and holds the fans of Malaysia in the highest regard,” without elaborating further. My take on this announcement is like “I don’t trust you natives with my life but I hope you suckers will continue to buy my disc and support me.”
It’s mind boggling how she can feel safe and comfortable performing in Indonesia where there’ve been several fatal bombings by religious extremists in Bali and Jakarta but is easily spooked by malicious rumors on a beautiful country with modern infrastructure, affluent citizens and no history of terrorism in the last several decades.
I was initially excited about this show and would have been seated just a couple of rows behind the VVIPs’ section, a stone’s throw away from the stage. But as a Patriot, I take offence to the way she viewed our country and treated her fans here who are fun loving citizens without an ounce of malice in their hearts.
Out of respect for the Nation and the People of Malaysia, my family and I will not be attending her future concert here if indeed this one was postponed and not cancelled.
Any self respecting citizen would do the same.