Contestants and judges at the International Franz Liszt Competition in Utrecht, Netherlands, came down to lunch to find that meat and fish had been banned from the canteen menu.
The British pop singer Morrisey was due to perform in the venue and he had banned all flesh from the premises.
‘We try to honour our artists’ wishes as much as possible,’ a Tivoli spokesman said.
Honour? This is abject surrender.
The competition jury includes Claire Chevallier, Leslie Howard, Andrea Bonatta, Paul Bodura-Skoda and Fumiko Eguchi. We can hear their hunger from here. Why are pop stars allowed to behave like petty tyrants? Report here.
(reading the revised menu)
(sniffing the gravy)