PETALING JAYA: Fans of Billie Eilish have taken to social media to criticise the organisers of the singer’s “Happier Than Ever, The World Tour” concert here last night over poor seating arrangements at Stadium Bukit Jalil.
The fans, some of whom paid as much as RM508 for a ticket, did not mince their words, saying they could barely see the international superstar on stage.
A concert-goer, who identified herself as Aimy, said only a handful of people were allowed to watch the singer up close in the standing room area.
Tickets for the standing room area were priced at RM598.
“I came to see Billie Eilish, but all I could see was an ant,” she told FMT.
Meanwhile, others on social media said the sound system was also of low quality and did not meet their expectations for a concert of this nature.
Concert-goer Rahmat Mohd Did, who is also a representative of Music Addicts Malaysia, said this was because those seated were about “half a km” from the stage.
“There is no way the acoustics would allow the sound to go that far. That’s insane,” he told FMT.
He also questioned why the organisers had chosen a stadium for a concert, saying that overseas performances were mostly held in indoor arenas.
“The tour started in March. They had ample time to think about a proper venue and yet they chose a stadium.
“We don’t have big crowds but the organisers just wanted to follow what people are doing overseas. They do not understand the basics of acoustics. It’s embarrassing,” he said.
Eilish will continue on the Asian leg of her world tour with a concert in Singapore on Sunday. The venue for her Singapore date is the National Stadium.