A ban on spiked collars at Slipknot‘s present in Glasgow tonight (January 18) has sparked outrage among the many steel neighborhood.
The US steel band are scheduled to carry out as a part of their ‘We Are Not Your Sort’ tour on the Hydro tonight, however earlier than followers attend they may need to try an inventory of banned equipment the venue have printed.
Spiked collars, massive belt buckles and enormous chain wallets are among the many gadgets featured. The total record of things embody: laser pointers, fireworks, candles, whistles and indicators.
Promoters for the occasion, Cosa Nostra PR, have requested comparable restrictions at earlier gigs, the BBC reviews.
Donald MacLeod, the proprietor of the Storage and Cathouse rock golf equipment in Glasgow, who had been collaborating on occasions with the Scottish Occasion Campus (SEC) for yr, described the transfer as “a joke.”
He stated: “We’ve by no means had points like this on gown. It’s unbelievable. I have to admit I burst out laughing and thought this was a joke.
“What I’ve discovered working the Cathouse – which is an iconic establishment – is we’ve had all manners of gown codes, be it emo, goth, heavy metallers and hip hop. All of them have a model and an id – nostril rings or tattoos – and it’s in all probability the most secure and friendliest membership that I’ve had.
“Sure there have been incidents, however individuals police themselves and so they take care of one another. Now we have placed on many exhibits within the SEC of an analogous calibre comparable to 9 Inch Nails and no person was flung out and there have been no issues.
“There have been extra issues at Nonetheless Sport and there have been no excessive heeled buckled boots there. You get extra combating at a darts match.”
He added: “I can’t see how telling individuals to not put on huge boots goes to stop fires, it’s ridiculous.”
Hydro employees have stated that the ban is in keeping with comparable restrictions at different UK venues in the course of the band’s ‘We Are Not Your Sort’ tour.
A spokesperson for The SSE Hydro advised the BBC: “We wish everybody attending an occasion right here to have an pleasing expertise.
“Nevertheless, there are restrictions on what’s allowed into the SSE Hydro and these can range – that is associated to the protection of everybody attending occasions right here and to the safety of the venue.”
Chatting with STV News, one fan stated of the ban: “I do know the Hydro does are inclined to have a number of safety in place and that’s truthful sufficient, however once you’re seeing that it’s belt buckles and wallets, 99% of that stuff is ideally what individuals who go to this gig wish to put on.”
She continued: “The boots I’ve received for it are steel with spikes, can’t put on them. I had a leather-based jacket with spikes on it, can’t put on that. Spiked canine collar, can’t put on that. Just about a lot of the outfits that a number of these individuals are inclined to put on are straight up banned.”
One other fan stated: “I feel it’s fairly absurd as a result of if you happen to consider rock and heavy music, a number of it’s to do with trend – individuals specific themselves by means of it.
“So that you’re stopping individuals’s expression, particularly as a result of they’re at a gig.”
Talking in a brand new interview, the frontman took purpose at exploitive royalty charges and revealed simply how little the band receives.