Slipknot fans divided on Glasgow show’s spiked accessories “safety” ban

Fans were banned from wearing an assortment of accessories including spiked collars and large belt buckles at Slipknot concert at the SSE Hydro in Glasglow this past weekend. According to the BBC, the venue had published a list of items that wouldn’t be allowed into the venue. Some of the clothing items listed included large belt buckles, chain wallets, along with various spiked pieces of clothing like boots, jackets and collars. Owner of the Garage and Cathouse clubs Donald Macload previously collaborated with the event organizers, Scottish Event Campus, for the Slipknot concert and said, at first, he didn’t take the announcement seriously. “What I’ve found running the Cathouse – which is an iconic institution – is we’ve had all manners of dress codes, be it emo, goth, heavy metallers and hip hop. They all have a brand and an identity – nose rings or tattoos – and it’s probably the safest and friendliest club that I’ve had. “Yes there have been incidents, but people police themselves and they look after each other. We have put on many shows in the SEC of a similar caliber such as Nine Inch Nails and nobody was flung out and there were no problems… I can’t see how telling people...

But in Whati, N.W.T., a community of about 470 people more than 160 kilometres northwest of

But in Whati, N.W.T., a community of about 470 people more than 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife, acquiring a dress for that highly-anticipated event can be a challenge. Living in a remote community, “you can’t really dress up girly,” said community member Samantha Migwi. Formal wear is hard to come by. This year, however, a group of girls from Mezi Community School arrived at prom Thursday resplendent in gem tones, sequins and gauze, thanks to the clever thinking ofMigwi and Diane Beaverho. “The girls reached out to us asking if we had any prom dresses, personally, at home, and we were like, ‘maybe not, maybe one,’” said Migwi. “We said: ’OK, we’ll help try to find dresses for you girls.’ So Diane posted on social media and got an overwhelming turnout.” Donations poured in from Yellowknife, Fort Smith and Fort Resolution; the Yellowknife Sutherland’s Drugs sent accessories and Shoppers Drug Mart came through with makeup. “I didn’t expect that to happen,” said Beaverho, adding the girls were “super excited” to wear their dresses. In a hotel room the day before prom...