Wasteful no-food-and-drinks policy at concert

A strict no-food-and-drinks policy was in force at the National Stadium for Jay Chou's concert on Sept 3.
A strict no-food-and-drinks policy was in force at the National Stadium for Jay Chou's concert on Sept 3.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

I was at the National Stadium for Jay Chou's concert on Sept 3.

A strict no-food-and-drinks policy was in force. Concert-goers' bags were checked at the entrance and we were forced to empty water from personal water bottles and discard food.

The organisers seem to have gone overboard with such a practice. Even cinemas, which depend significantly on food and beverage sales, do not disallow plain water.

It was such a waste that perfectly edible food was being thrown away. Perhaps the organisers could have collected the unopened food and donated it to the needy instead.

I later looked through the concert's admission policy on the Sports Hub website and on the ticket. I found no mention of a no-food-and-drinks policy.

This policy needs to be made much clearer in future so that precious food and water are not wasted.

Gan Wei Lung