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'Potentially dangerous activities' cited in Hard Summer shutdown; full refunds offered

August 9, 2009 | 10:38 pm


Before any of the headline acts took the stage, the sold-out Hard Summer dance/electronic event was shut down at the Forum. As Pop & Hiss reported earlier, the event was declared a "hazard" by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, according to an Inglewood police representative, and the sold-out crowd was told to go home.

Promoters confirmed the "hazard" status late Sunday night. In a statement posted on the Hard Summer website and distributed to the media, organizers wrote that the event was destined for shutdown after concertgoers were seen "jumping from the balcony to the floor, along with numerous other potentially dangerous activities."

Hard Events will offer a full refund. The event wasn't cheap. Pre-sale tickets started at $55, and VIP tickets topped off at $145.

"While we, the promoters, worked with the authorities to consider other options to continue the concert, ultimately they made the decision based on the safety of the concertgoers," read the statement from promoter Gary Richards, which added, "We are happy to report that there were no major injuries."

Full details from Hard Events are after the jump.

--Todd Martens

Photo credit: Jesse Solorio / Flickr

How to get a refund:

Ticketmaster sales:
Beginning Monday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., if you purchased your tickets through Ticketmaster.com or a Ticketmaster phone center, the credit card you used to purchase the tickets will automatically be credited. If you purchased your ticket through a Ticketmaster outlet, you will need to go to the point of purchase to obtain a refund.

Groovetickets sales:
If you purchased your tickets online through Groovetickets.com, a refund for the total face value of your order will be automatically applied to the credit card you used. Allow up to five business days for the credit to appear on your banking statement.

Retail stores / venue box office:
If you purchased your tickets through any of the retail stores or from the venue box office, you may obtain a refund by mailing your ticket(s) to:

The Forum
3900 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90305
Attn: Hard Refund Department

Please include the mailing address where you would like the refund check mailed to as well as an e-mail address. Include the payee's full name for check payment or full credit card information. Please allow up to 30 days for your refund to be processed.