BANGKOK — A second Britney Spears concert was announced Thursday in response to the overwhelming demand for tickets after the first date sold out in less than an hour.
Responding to the high demand for Spears’ first concert in Thailand, promoter BEC-Tero Entertainment announced Thursday it would bring the 35-year-old former pop diva to the stage for a show one night before the initial, now sold-out concert.
“I’m so excited to be coming to Thailand, and I want to be sure that I can see all of you. So, I’ll be doing another show on June 23. See you there and I love you guys so much,” Britney says in a posted video clip, eyes fixed on reading the words before glancing into the camera for the last bit.
While the organizer wrote the date was chosen based on her availability, there was fan drama nonetheless, as die-hards complained they would no longer be seeing her “first” Bangkok concert.
“This is bullshit for those who bought the tickets first but get to see the concert after the extra show,” Sittipong Sarnpreechakul commented on BEC-Tero’s post. “What about those who gave up their sleep to be in the ticket queue? Nowhere in the world has this happened. Can I get a refund for my ticket?”
Mee Surasak was more circumspect.
“I understand those who purchased tickets for the June 24 concert, as most of them had to pay for bad seats since the good seats were sold out,” wrote Mee Surasak. “I think those who see the second concert might get to see a better show because they can fix what goes wrong from the first one.”
Others, such as Taungmon Keaumolavasi, weren’t having any of it.
“Why does everyone rant about getting to see the show on the second day? Is it so humiliating or undignified?” Taungmon wrote. “If you don’t want to watch the second show, you just go buy the one Friday. Why so serious? She isn’t coming to play in Thailand as the first place in the world. Do you always want to be the first in everything? You can be second sometimes. Don’t be absurd. It’s Britney, bitch!”
Nonetheless, some fans have already taken to that outlet for perceived injustices, Change.org, to petition BEC-Tero to allow June 24 tickets to be changed to June 23 free of charge. “This is to show respect to those who lost their time buying tickets for the first- concert,” it said. Only 117 had signed on as of late Friday morning.
Tickets for the extra show will go on sale at 10am on Sunday at all ThaiTicketMajor store branches as well as its website.
Spears’ two concerts are set for June 23 and June 24 at Impact Arena. The indoor stadium can be reached by van, taxi or Impact Link shuttle via BTS Mo Chit exit No. 4 or MRT Chatuchak Park exit No. 3.