JJIE.org has been told that all did not go well at the Yelawolf concert at the Freight Depot, a music venue, near Underground Atlanta over the weekend.
Loads of people who bought tickets (for about $15 a piece) could not get into the concert venue because security closed the doors before reaching capacity.
Promoter D.J. Adam Golden, an up and coming Atlanta-based music promoter, takes full responsibility and is asking ticket holders to get in touch with him on Twitter or Facebook to get their money back before the end of today, Tuesday March 8.
“The cops had to shut it down because of a lack of security and that was my fault,” said Golden. “I was in charge of staffing and everything else. I was responsible. A lot of people did get in, but I would say a good chunk of people who bought tickets did not get in.”
Golden said the people who did manage to get into the space in downtown Atlanta, “had the time of their lives. But obviously those who didn’t get in were very disappointed.”
Golden says he has lost some $20,000 on the concert so far because of ticket refunds and damage to the building. Indeed, officials at Stately Events, the manager of the Freight Depot, said substantial damage to the building did occur. One official described damage as “beyond the aftermath of a fraternity party.”
Golden stressed that the venue was not oversold, but that security was not big enough to handle something of an unruly crowd.
“They need to get in touch with me today”, said Golden. “But if they can’t, I’m looking for a way to make those [unused] tickets work for our next event which will probably be at the Tabernacle on April 30.”
Golden said, however, he does not know which performer will play on April 30.
He added that Yelawolf would be back in Atlanta in the spring, but could not promise that he would be promoting the concert.
Representatives of the Gadsden-based artist could not be reached for comment.