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The Festival Iminente took place this weekend, the festival for everyone that could be fantastic, with very few rules for the public, which would be excellent if the lack of some rules did not prevent the public that paid tickets to see the performances. /concerts, but also the lack of conditions provided by the press, for a festival that has already had nine editions, it seems that the organization still has a lot to learn.
Iminente started on Thursday, in a new location, in Matinha, with a fantastic view over the south bank of the Tagus, and it promised a lot, the end of many rules due to the pandemic, were a good omen for this festival, which brought us, not just music but fine arts, dance, lectures, skateboarding, fun, good food and drink, and of course, raising awareness and established standards.
The festival was attended by renowned artists such as Dino d’Santiago, Jorge Palma or Ana Moura, but also many who are great promises of music.
Artists that attended the festival:
Unfortunately due to the rules for the press, which did have rules, you couldn’t take photos in the technical area, only the organization, something normal at any festival or concert, having to be in the middle of the public, something unfair for photographers but also for the public, who were bothered by photographers who wanted to get to the stage to work, not to mention other situations, such as huge apologies for spilling drinks and dirtying clothes, without meaning to.
Fortunately, everyone was understanding and realized that it wasn’t our fault, but the organization’s silly rules, since once again our apologies to anyone we may have bothered, for this reason, we opted to leave the festival earlier and so we don’t have any photos or videos of most concerts to present in our report.
But it is also a terrible service to artists who have passed through the Imminent, who after the pandemic, need promotion, but we are certain that the organization will change this way of treating the press, even if it takes a few more years.