Kylie Minogue blames traffic for late show in Indonesia
JAKARTA—Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue has blamed Jakarta’s notorious traffic jams for her late showing at a concert in the Indonesian capital.
Her promoters said Tuesday the singer took a helicopter to the show Monday on the outskirts of Jakarta but her crew was stuck in traffic and the show had to be delayed by 30 minutes.
“Kylie Minogue’s concert started about half an hour late because of the traffic congestion on the toll road,” MP Entertainment marketing personal Rosana Wahyuni said.
Not that it mattered too much — Wahyuni said some of the 5,000 concert-goers also came late to see “The Show Girl Returns — Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite Tour 2011”.
“A few of the concert-goers arrived after the show ended,” Wahyuni said.
Jakarta is known for its poor public transport and extreme traffic congestion, the result of decades of rapid growth, corruption and poor planning.
Business and political leaders often take helicopters to meetings, while even relatively low-ranking Indonesian officials get around with traffic police escorts.
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