MSG Entertainment Redacts Indefinite Venue Blocks Following Phish Fan Bong Controversy

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Last week, Madison Square Garden Entertainment put an indefinite venue-specific ban on an attendee of Phish’s April 20, 2024 concert in Las Vegas. The decision came after the man posted a video of himself lighting up inside the state-of-the-art live entertainment location, calling it the “first bong to ever be ripped at the Sphere,” while also tagging the band and venue via Instagram. In the latest development, the live entertainment conglomerate has redacted the veto, citing it as an error resulting from “a breakdown in our process.”

The fallacy was acknowledged on Saturday, June 8, when an official spokesperson of Sphere Entertainment commented, “There was a breakdown in our process due to a change in personnel which resulted in the letter being sent inadvertently. This customer is not banned from our properties, however, it is still against our policies, which are in accordance with local laws, to smoke, bring glassware into our venues, and disrupt other fans’ enjoyment of the event.”

Prior to the latest update, the man, known on social media as @acid_farts, had been banned from Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, Sphere, and any other MSG venues. The initial letter stated: “On April 20, 2024, you posted an Instagram video of yourself smoking inside the Sphere with the caption ‘first bong hit to ever be ripped in the @spherevegas @phish.’ You knowingly violated the guest code of conduct by visibly smoking inside the venue. Sphere Entertainment Co. will not tolerate actions that threaten the safety and security of our guests and employees.”

Read the initial story, Phish Fan Permanently Banned from Sphere After Posting First Bong Rip at Venue.

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