ATLANTA - Angry fans took to social media over the weekend after waiting more than two hours for Lauryn Hill to take the stage at Chastain Park Amphitheatre Friday night.
"Everybody was booing because at this point we have been there 2 hours and 20 something minutes," said Louise Tashjian who was one of thousands who bought tickets, ranging from $50 to $70, to watch the concert.
The concert was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., but fans said the Grammy award winning artist did not take the stage until 10:20 p.m. Concert goers said she was singing through the songs quickly and after only about 35 minutes had to end the show because of an 11 p.m. noise curfew.
"I was angry because she wasted my time," said Tashjian.
In a video posted on Twitter by @NathanNAVY you can hear the fan confront Hill about her tardiness. Hill told him her driver got lost, but the fan told her he lives across the street and heard her do a sound check at 4 p.m.
Hill posted a message on her Facebook page that said in part
"I don't show up late to shows because I don't care. And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans."
Hill went on to say that "the challenge is aligning my energy with time" adding that she regrets not being able to give a full show and that they are figuring out a plan to make it up to the fans.
"That is just talk, I do not know how she is going to make it up," said Tashjian. "If she comes back to do another concert, I am not going."
Tashjian said she contacted Chastain Park Amphitheatre demanding a refund and she received the following response:
On her Facebook page, Hill wrote: