THE VAMPS Members Were Among Stranded Passengers In Hong Kong Airport
Karen Jane Ng
The Vamps members Brad Simpson and James McVey got stranded in Hong Kong International Airport as mass protest continues in the region.
The two told Good Morning Britain that the airport shutdown took 24 hours and they were forced to sleep on the floor. "We were coming into Hong Kong, we were told we might not be able to land, because of the protests, then we didn’t hear any more apart from the next flight got cancelled and we are still here," James said.
WTF THE VAMPS MASIH DI HONGKONG?? pic.twitter.com/97xKqYVvO5
— f (@johnnylixeu) August 13, 2019
Describing the situation there, he added “It was like a ghost town on this side of the wall. It was just like us and the crew sleeping in effectively a whole half of the terminal. It’s quite eerie really, well it was at 2am when we were walking around not knowing where everyone was.”
The Vamps just finished their tour in South Korea and were on their way to Indonesia for a show which was postponed due to the incident. “It’s been a funny old experience. We’ve had to unfortunately push back the show of ours that we were playing, we were on the way to Indonesia," Brad said. "That’s always a big concern letting down people who have bought tickets. We are trying to get out to Indonesia as quickly as possible to see those guys."
Brad later tweeted that they're already on the way to Jakarta.
Jakarta we are on the way, so happy we could reschedule the show for tomorrow night! 🙌 To the people of Hong Kong I send my love and support. X
— Bradley Will Simpson (@TheVampsBrad) August 13, 2019