On October 4, Vestlandshallen in Bergen will fill up with fans when American rap legend 50 Cent takes to the stage.
Today – three weeks before the ceremony – the organizers introduced a guardianship system. This means that everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.
It made the youth angry.
– We were so nervous when we found out. We’ve been looking forward to it since we bought tickets this summer, but now we don’t know how to solve it.
This is what Storm Leiren (16 years old) says. In October, he and about 20 friends were going to finally audition for the American rapper.
– This is nonsense and should be reported from the start. Tickets cost over 800 NOK. We didn’t expect that we would also have to buy tickets for our parents, says Liren.
– It may also be too late to come up with this 20 days before the concert.
Money can be recovered
Regulator TADC confirms that the guardianship system was introduced on Thursday.
– There is still an age limit of 13, but those under 18 must bring a sober adult for every two people under 18, TADC’s John Enger wrote in an SMS to TV 2.
This summer, TADC organized a crowded 50 Cent party at Telenor Arena in Bærum. They now hope to fill the Vestlandshallen in Bergen, which has a capacity of 10,000 people.
– The arrangement of the state due to the sale of liquor in the hall. Inger says everyone who bought tickets will receive an email about the guardianship scheme during the evening.
He assures that young people can redeem their tickets.
16-year-old Ella Vimret also got tickets for the concert.
– I was very disappointed and sorry. This is something my friends and I have been really looking forward to, she says.
Fimreite says she’s not sure if she and her friends will go now, or if they will ask for money.
– It is absurd for the organizer to offer this because he wants to make money from beer sales. There are solutions for this, such as dividing the concert arena into zones.
– What do you have to say to the disappointed young people, who have been looking forward to it for several months now?
– Bring your favorite mom, dad, older brother, aunt or uncle. This will be a different and wonderful family experience, says Inger at TADC.
– But I can guarantee a good prom experience!
The organizer says that it is not currently possible to divide the hall into zones, because tickets are sold out in different categories.
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