Food

‘I think we are being tricked’


Jarrod Sierocki

Today the Gold Coast joins the ranks of over 70 cities in more than 25 countries celebrating the first inaugural Diner en Blanc, the most exclusive pop-up picnic in the world.

The Curious Labyrinth event in Bondi Junction left punters fuming.

FOR many years pop-up events have encouraged many to part with large amounts of money for unique and interesting experiences.

But the popularity of these events could be their undoing as more businesses jump on the bandwagon of marketing “secret location”, “pop-up” and “exclusive” events that fail to deliver on their promises and leave punters feeling ripped-off.

There have been numerous reports of recent failed events in Sydney including a Chinese New Year market, beachside feast in Bondi, a New Year’s Eve party, and a barbecue festival held at the Domain — the list goes on.

Many of these events cost people hundreds of dollars to attend.

Most recently the Curious Labyrinth, which promised to “take you through a maze in a secret

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/restaurants-bars/consumers-being-duped-into-forking-out-for-secret-events-but-tide-is-turning-against-popups/news-story/495114d05f0d9d55821b6baeeca762d6

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