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Motley Crue concert anything but sweet for Sprint Center goers

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Fans outside Sprint Center. Fans outside Sprint Center.
Alice Cooper at Sprint Center. Alice Cooper at Sprint Center.
Fans inside Sprint Center. Fans inside Sprint Center.

Motley Crue fans were ready to jam to Dr. Feelgood but instead they were left sour about waiting for hours to see the rock band.

Sunday night's concert at the Sprint Center featuring the 1980s band and Alice Cooper was slated to begin at 7 p.m.

But Cooper didn't take the stage until 8:30. And even by tardy rock band standards, it was quite late for Motley Crue to take the stage at 10 p.m.

Some fans who were left milling outside the Sprint Center missed the first set.

Fans were forced to wait outside for hours or in the crowded Sprint Center corridors as a tardy production company set up inside.

"We were all just stuck in there. You couldn't walk anywhere," Kyle Ratliff said. "I was irritated. You couldn't even walk around 10 feet."

Like many fans, he thought the concert was incredible once it got going.

The group's farewell tour includes spectacular effects including Tommy Lee's iconic rock-and-roll roller coaster. The production company left the previous concert in Denver late, delaying the set up in Kansas City.

Some concert goers believe that Sprint Center officials should have done a better job of providing information to those waiting in line.

"The only way we knew what was going on was by text messages from people inside. They knew there were production delays," Chris Lovell said. "Communication would have been huge."

Ratliff said it was chaos.

"It was a free-for-all trying to get in your seats. It just took forever. Alice Cooper had already started by the time we sat down," he said.

Once the music started, "It was probably one of the best concerts I've seen," Ratliff said.

It wasn't until midnight that the concert ended and fans could get home, sweet home.

Sprint Center officials said they regret the inconvenience caused by the massive production set up. AEG Midwest, which operates the Sprint Center for the city of Kansas City, posted about the delays Sunday night on the company's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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