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'Wedding' reported for lack of bride and groom

'Wedding' reported for lack of bride and groom

Published: 13 Mar 2012 12:34 GMT+01:00
Updated: 13 Mar 2012 12:34 GMT+01:00

When alcohol inspectors made an unannounced visit to the Panorama event hall on February 11th, they found a band and 280 jovial guests at what had been billed as a wedding, the local Länstidningen reported.

Amid all the excitement, however, the inspectors failed to locate what was considered a rather essential part of any proper wedding celebration: a wedding couple.

As it turned out, the supposed "wedding" was a Valentine's Day celebration where guests paid an entrance fee for a night of food, drinks, and live music.

The admission fee entrance policy – and the lack of a bride and groom – left inspectors in doubt as to whether Panorama had been forthright when in applied for and received permission to serve alcohol at the "wedding", one of four for which the event hall had received permits to serve booze.

The permits were predicated on the parties being closed events, but as the "wedding" in question was open to anyone who bought a ticket, inspectors surmised the terms of the permits had been breached and duly confiscated all of the imported liquor from the bar.

However, inspectors decided to let alcohol purchased from state-owned liquor retailer Systembolaget remain.

Following the incident, police have filed a report against Panorama for suspected alcohol law violations.

According to the paper, Panorama had also recently been reported to Swedish tax authorities over suspicions that larges sums had been embezzled from the event hall's coffers.

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16:38 March 13, 2012 by gpafledthis
Again clever swede vs TAXMAN !! As 4th generation expat safely in USA (hooray) Just exactly what gives every swede the hallucination that he alone has the gene for "clever" when even the CHURCH (praise be) for 1,000 years has repeated "forget about it" When will it ever become COMMON knowledge that the TAXMAN cometh and YOU goeth !! Look at Norwegians they NEVER try clever (what is 5 deer in volvo?) they leave it at just honest STUPID !! You know they do not import FINNS as TAXMAN (for clever) YOU are caught by other SWEDES !! Embarrassment should be the #1 cause of death!! JUST GIVE IT UP !!
18:50 March 13, 2012 by Soft Boiled
Haven´t the police got something better to do like shoot up some windows ?
13:13 March 14, 2012 by Åskar

Did you forget your medication?
15:19 March 14, 2012 by Puffin
@gpafledthis - your post makes zero sense

@Soft Boiled - do you not understand the difference between Police and kommun alcohol licence inspectors?
21:38 March 16, 2012 by sureiam
Sweden....................... no socialization, just suicidal............ This is a cry for social places in sweden.....................POLICE:: get more concentrated on murder cases "MALMÖ" than this one.............
21:29 March 18, 2012 by willowsdad
So what did they do with the "confiscated" booze???
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