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06 Jun 2013 - 10:12103708
Myself and my two expo buddies have been attending the MCM London cons for about 5 years now, and this time, as we have made a lot more friends through expo, decided to branch out and head out Saturday evening to hang out with people, but, we ended up leaving after about 10 minutes because the atmosphere outside ExCel, and the behaviour, was disgusting.
Someone threw a glass bottle across our path as we walked, smashing near a member of public who I think wasn't a con-goer, people were generally wasted, dry-humping each other and we could distinctly smell cannabis.

I also noticed the weed smell up near the entrance of Excel, by the ice-cream van, during the day.
And the state of the litter on the grassy area was apalling.

I don't understand people who do this stuff. It's childish and idiotic and gives us all a bad name.

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06 Jun 2013 - 11:21103712
Quote The-Last-Pages:
I also noticed the weed smell up near the entrance of Excel, by the ice-cream van, during the day.

Smoking weed during the night is one thing but during the day is another.
I smelt it wherever I went, and being a family event and children being there makes it more disgusting. I'm not saying not to do it because it is their choice but at least have the decency to go someplace else.

The grass was the worst place because all the parents were sat there with their children having picnics and they should not have to worry about these type of people at a family event.

The smashed glass on the Sunday was absolutely horrible and dangerous.


06 Jun 2013 - 11:56103714
I never witnessed anything I've heard happened on the nights when it was at it's worst, though I did smell the weed this weekend (and at last October's as well).

Kind of glad I didn't stay late Sunday night as I was planning too with friends (costume makeup had irritated my eye, so I kept having to walk around blind when it was hurting too much), from what I've heard happened it sounds disgusting the way people were acting. Its this kind of stuff that makes Expo my least favourite event to go too now.
Way too big, and attracting those who need to learn basic manners at an event first.

The rubbish on the grass at times was bad though, whenever I wanted to sit on it I had to search for a clear patch first. It's not too hard to take your rubbish with you and find a bin, surely?

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06 Jun 2013 - 13:25103716
The litter was appauling. I saw a thread on the MCM Expo facebook page about it and there were big red skips out the front of Excel so the "no bins" excuse is absolute bull. Even so, people should take their rubbish with them when they leave.

It's common decent behaviour and it makes me really sad that people can't behave appropriately.


Last edited by Bambi. (06 Jun 2013 - 13:26)
09 Jun 2013 - 00:14103832
I wasn't at Expo but I did hear about the mess from friends.

I don't get why people feel the need to create such mess. Has simple respect for others and property gone out of the window?

From what I heard it sounds not far off the mess that was made in my home city of Manchester when the final of the UEFA Cup Final in 2008. The mess that was left in the city the next day was absolutely disgusting. There was 47 tonnes of waste removed at a cost of roughly £1.5 million.

The cost to clean up after Expo must be the same and guess who gets to pay the bill, yeap, you've guessed it, the taxpayer.

People who leave these messes need to be fined or something. If you can't find somewhere to put your rubbish then take it home with you. That's what I do.

09 Jun 2013 - 09:30103842
Quote Sephirayne:
The cost to clean up after Expo must be the same and guess who gets to pay the bill, yeap, you've guessed it, the taxpayer.

And us the attendees as the rental/insurance goes up and they pass that on in ticket prices.

26 Jul 2013 - 15:17105298
This is old news now I know, but still an issue.
It's not really our responsibility but maybe some of us respectful con-goers could set up a little volunteering thing and just mosey around with a bin bag and ask people to put their rubbish in? I would be more than up for it, (though I'm terrible at organizing things like this)
I'm not saying we should do it by any means, or that we should litter-pick. Just maybe have a little badge, have a bag, and make sure everyone's being good ect...? Probably a bad idea as it would inconvenience us >.< .... It;s a thought.

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