Fans got quite a bit less than they bargained for last night, when a Drake show in Philly was cancelled an hour after it was scheduled to start.
Drake fans in Philadelphia went home disappointed, after the second show from his “Would You Like A Tour” schedule got postponed last night (October 19). The concertgoers were disgruntled with good reason, because the announcement reportedly came more than an hour after the show was supposed to start, when eager attendees had already filed into the Wells Fargo Center.
Technical difficulties meant the rapper couldn't perform last night.
According to a statement, released by Wells Fargo Center spokeswoman Rebecca Goodman, via Philly.com the gig was postponed, due to the severe technical difficulties faced by the crew: "Due to the elaborate nature of tonight's show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake’s 'Would You Like A Tour' concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18."
The gig was cancelled an hour after it was meant to begin.
The statement did not elaborate further on the “unexpected technical issue,” but it appears that the crew were not able to erect the elaborate stage required for the performance on time and ensure its safety. As you might expect, concert attendees were not happy about the abrupt change of plans, with many taking to Twitter to vent their frustration in the form of tweets like this one: “Going home and putting on sweat pants hair tied chillen with no makeup on. Not the best I've ever had. Drake concert cancelled. #drake”
Fans will still be able to get their money's worth.
Others used the opportunity for a bit of banter. One fan tweeted: “Drake concert cancelled so were drinking our sorrows in huggie bombs at Lucy's#startedfromthebottomnoweredrunk”
Another explained the situation with: “The drake concert got cancelled cause he found out I wasn't there”
The gig has been rescheduled for December 18 and all tickets and original parking receipts from last night will be honored at the December show.
This might put some strain on the artist/fan relationship though.