I've only been to LFCC twice. This year and when Stan was there last year.
I experienced the same issues as those already mentioned on here.
But I do think people seem to forget, for SM to get these big guests, they need that many ticket sales.
If you are going to limit the amount of people going, then you are going to have to raise the ticket price to cover the big guests... which in turn, would be something new for people to complain about.
My major issue has and will always be the queues to get in. I'm pretty sure that venue had more than two entrances...
I was in danger of missing a £95 photo op because of the time it was taking me to get inside.
More frustratingly so, because I already had my weekend wristband that I got on Friday. Yet I was queuing with people who had a single day ticket etc who still need to present their e ticket.
There should have been a dedicated 'quick entry' for those who already had their wristbands on...
But again, I understand the capacity of attendees will be high. Due to the fact that the guests are so popular ! So its a difficult situation.
The layout wasn't overly confusing to me, it took a few minutes to look over the map/floor guide.
I think more seated areas or dedicated chill zones are needed, I was finding myself falling over those who had decided just to plonk themselves anywhere on the floor...
And the air con... its never going to be effective with that amount of people. It's as simple as that. Can't really do much else about it. My air con in my place of work doesn't feel like it's on when we have a busy Saturday, so a venue like the Olympia will only be the same.
I enjoyed my weekend but can understand the utter frustration of those who missed shoots etc because of the time it took them to get inside and/or between floors.
I would have been devastated if I missed my MJF shoot.
I think, as mentioned in previous threads, a survey email for any thoughts or new ideas would be great.