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Fans who queued overnight for SMTown concert usurped by latecomers

Published on Nov 23, 2012 2:08 PM
K-pop fans have been queueing for a spot at the SMTown Live World Tour III since Nov 16 despite discouragement from organizers. The moshpit area was announced only after 8.30am on Nov 23, leaving some early birds unhappy as they were beaten by latecomers to the official queue. The mega K-pop concert will be staged at The Float@ Marina Bay. -- ST PHOTO : CAROLINE CHIA

Unhappiness ensued among tired fans going for K-pop extravaganza SMTown Live World Tour III in Singapore, which is happening tonight (Nov 23) at The Float @ Marina Bay.

Fans out to get the best positions in the moshpit had started queueing in the area as early as last Friday (Nov 16), despite the concert organisers' advice not to do so.

But some of these fans lost the lead of their days-old queue to other fans who started arriving at around 5am this morning to join the official moshpit queue, which the organisers had scheduled to start at 9am.

Although the early birds were upset to have been usurped by the latecomers, their unhappiness was subdued. Some of them looked too tired to protest at the apparent unfairness of the situation.

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