The much-awaited ASEAN Music Festival, with performances from local artists like Parokya ni Edgar, Sandwich, and international music acts from other nine ASEAN countries, was cancelled "for reasons of public safety."
Image courtesy of TWITTER: @chitomirandajr
KAMI learned about the news from ABS-CBN.com
The ASEAN Music Festival, is a free concert, supposed to take place at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, on November 14, 2017.
Music fans gathered at around 5 p.m.to watch local artists perform, together with music acts from other Southeast Asian countries.
But the anticipated number of attendees exceeded the capacity of the venue.
10,000 attendees were expected to come, however an estimate of 15,000 people arrived.
The crowd's rough behavior, led to some people getting hurt, and the event was cut-short.
Chito Miranda, Parokya ni Edgar's frontman expressed his sentiments on Twitter.
They were expected to perform during the event.
"Di daw kasi ni ini-expect na ganun kadami ang pupunta kaya di nila napaghandaan ng maayos," said Miranda.
"May this serve as a lesson na maging mas handa nextym. Long live OPM!," Miranda posted.
His tweet became viral and got 2,700 retweets and 12,000 likes.
KAMI wants to remind everyone that it's okay to have fun as long as we don't compromise safety