Capacity crowd fills downtown KC for Macklemore concert

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Macklemore concert in Power and Light

Rob Collins/WDAF-TV

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crowds packed Kansas City’s Power & Light District Monday evening for a free concert by Macklemore. The venue was packed at capacity with an estimated 10,000 people listening to the performance.

But, there were also plenty of people who could not get in, despite having a ticket.

At least 12,000 tickets were handed out for Monday’s event, which is 2,000 more than the venue could hold.

Some fans who spoke to FOX 4 said they didn’t read the fine print on the tickets, which didn’t guarantee an entrance and was on a first-come, first-serve basis, despite waiting hours in line.

“It’s a little disappointing,” Steven Anthony said. “I just really wanted to see Macklemore. Too bad.”

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That didn’t stop everyone from dodging rain downtown. A lot of people who didn’t get in said it’s just great to have events like this which showcase Kansas City.

A spokesperson for Sporting KC said this was a free event and tickets clearly stated it did not guarantee entrance. A number of songs were also streamed online for about 45 minutes for fans who didn’t get to go to see the show in person.

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