A lot of news, including a vastly improved collection. Unfortunately,that part of the story lost some traction on the way out of theallegedly newly renovated Carreau du Temple. What did they do — shrinkthe door? Mass irritation gave way to agitation as people trying toleave the venue were literally trapped in place for what seemed aneternity. It was probably five minutes or so, but that’s four-and-a-halftoo long. This crowd isn’t precious. Anyone who’s covered shows formore than 10 minutes has been pushed, shoved, elbowed and trampled onthe way in and out and has dealt with it. This wasn’t that. Never mindthat it’s impolite to treat guests to an event that way — who cares?This felt dangerous. Word is that Saint Laurent has a three-seasoncontract on the place. Let’s hope reasonable egress is worked out byspring.


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