Hundreds Turned Away From Cancelled Eric Prydz Show Last Night
Dubbed “Pryday,” Eric Prydz’s Friday evening event would be a “sellout successful first night” of the two scheduled dates—Friday, March 3rd, and Saturday, March 4th—where the “Every Day” producer would take over Brooklyn to unveil two respective four-hour sets. Both performances—the Friday, March 3rd date added in response to the immediate sell out of March 4th tickets—would constitute Prydz’s sole solo performances in the metropolitan area during all of 2017.
After a brilliant opener to the weekend on Friday, Prydz fans who had secured tickets to the original show date travelled to Brooklyn with eager anticipation, some participants coming as far as California to attend the New York event. Yet the “sellout success” of Friday that predicted a similar flourishing of Saturday’s show would unexpectedly fall short. In a whirlwind of confusion, ticket holders arrived to Depot 52—the host of the BK events—only to be turned away by police, a refusal of entry acknowledged by the “Opus” mastermind himself: “Still waiting for an official update, but do not travel to the show…” Prydz tweeted.
An announcement from the company responsible for the show’s organization, Teksupport, shortly followed on the company’s Facebook page, an update that cited the cancellation of the Saturday date as the result of a “forced closure of the venue by local authorities.” Rumors swirled that the closure could be attributed to permit failure, the secret warehouse space supposedly not meeting event fire code given its sold out status. “We will update tonight’s ticket buyers on Monday with the refund procedures,” Teksupport wrote.
The Prydz camp has since remained silent on the show’s cancelation, the question of a potential event postponement possible, yet unanswered for now.