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Indie Laneway Festival 2015 fails yet again after attracting 13,000 mainstream people to attend

Indie Laneway Festival 2015 fails yet again after attracting 13,000 mainstream people to attend

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Concert hits all the wrong notes.

Another year, another failure.

Another year, another failure.

Several thousand hipsters and indie types — mainly baristas and freelance designers — went into a fit and stomped off angrily at the end of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore held at The Meadow at Gardens By The Bay on Jan. 24, 2015.

This after the indie concert festival that was supposed to be attended by at most 100 indie people, attracted more than 13,000 mainstream attendees and caused the event to become popular with the hoi polloi.

Dan Weirdbeard Lim, one of the festival goers who was angry at the large crowd who turned up, said the organiser of Laneway this year did not heed concerns expressed last year, when the same event was oversubscribed: “This festival is too popular yet again. I honestly didn’t pay hundreds of dollars for a concert experience that is similar to watching Coldplay live.”

“And where are all the bands that no one has heard of?”

This concern of being too popular that violates the hipster vibe was also articulated by others.

Theodore XXGentrifiedYY Lim, a concert-goer who was disappointed last year, said this year’s experience is worse than 2014 as the the people who attended this time behaved in an unruly manner: “What was really horrible was that the crowd actually knew the words to most of the songs played by the bands and the audience even sang along. I even saw many of them waving their hands and looking like they actually enjoyed being there.”

“This just goes to show that these so-called indie bands already have a following, which is a big no-no for me and a bigger no-no for an indie festival.”

To add insult to injury, other concert goers who were distraught said they did not feel unique or special like a snowflake as more and more people were starting to dress alike due to the ever larger attendance and globalisation.

Eric QuaintBespoke Chua, who specially bought an outfit off an online site to attend Laneway, said in a crestfallen voice: “I thought I was unique in my get-up of matching blue short sleeve shirt and shorts with cloud prints, but turns out there were at least 50 others who showed up in onesies.”

“Luckily I brought my own flower garland to wear on my head, thinking I would be the only one and would really differentiate myself from the rest of the crowd.”

“But turns out there was a booth selling flower garlands for the head. And worse, it was only going for $18. So cheap! No wonder so many people were wearing it.”

Other problems surfaced at Laneway include the lack of navels, which was hugely disconcerting, as concert-goers said they only saw “a few thousand” exposed belly buttons.

Worse, there were only several hundred beards with flowers in them.

Elison d. Marco XOXO Lim, said: “An event can only be considered indie if the ratio of exposed navels to people is one is to one.”

“Or else, this is really no different from a Jay Chou concert.”


Laneway Festival in Singapore is failing even worse every year:

Indie music Laneway Festival 2014 deemed a failure after massive crowd attended