Recently, an overseas fan who went to see a BLACKPINK concert in Malaysia filed a lawsuit against the concert organizers, saying, "I had to stand and watch the show because there were no reserved seats."
According to local media such as The Straits Times on the 14th local time, Malaysian lawyer Nas Rahman recently filed a lawsuit for damages against Live Nation and Go Live, the organizer of BLACKPINK's Malaysian performance, on his social media.
Rahman booked two tickets for BLACKPINK's concert at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on March 3 for 4 ringgit (about 2,488 KRW) with local money.
But on the day of the concert, Rahman and his wife found that there were no seats, and they were dismayed.
The seats he purchased were "14 and 5 in Row G of Area 000," and seat 207 didn't even exist at all.
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▲ Rachman's review shared on social media
In the end, Rachman was forced to sit with only his wife in his seat and himself for the entire two hours to stand at the entrance or sit at the bottom of the stairs to watch the show uncomfortably.
Rahman wasn't the only one who went through this.
When Rahman announced the incident on social media after the concert, he said, "I paid for it, but there were no seats," and complaints from visitors with similar experiences followed.
Eventually, on March 2, two days after the concert, Rahman sent an email to the organizers of BLACKPINK's Malaysian show, demanding a refund of the ticket amount and some compensation for some damages caused by the wrong booking.
However, an agreement was unsuccessful, and in the end, he was forced to refund the tickets. We have filed lawsuits seeking compensation worth as little as 3,6 to as much as 10 million ringgit (about 100 million ~ 3 million KRW).
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▲ Letter demanding compensation from the organizer (left) and filing of the lawsuit (right)
Explaining the reason for the lawsuit, Rahman said, "If I leave this problem alone, other people may have to go through this in the future, and I don't want anyone to have to go through this again."
"It doesn't matter if I win or lose a lawsuit. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise that all concert promoters have an obligation to reward consumers for what they pay for, and we hope that they will fulfill their responsibilities."
(Photo = Courtesy of YG, @nas_rahmann Twitter)