Feb. 13 (UPI) — A British man shared the story of how he and his girlfriend flew to Belfast for a show they thought was the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but they should have read more closely.
Duncan Robb of Chesterfield, England, said he had been searching for tickets to a boxing match when he spotted tickets he thought were for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but he later realized were for the Red Hot Chili Pipers, a bagpipe cover band.
“When I clicked on and got tickets in row Q and for 30 each I thought what a bargain, there must not be many tickets left and snatched them up straight away,” Robb said. “Also, I saw the date was Feb. 10, so I could make it into a Valentine’s Day weekend — kill two birds with one stone.”
Robb said he gave the tickets to his girlfriend for Christmas, but it was weeks before they noticed anything amiss.
“Fast forward a month and we get the actual tickets through the post — brilliant! Up they went on the board — still nobody had noticed my mistake,” he said. “It was only until the Wednesday before when my gf wanted to know who was supporting them. She couldn’t find anything about the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in Belfast.”
The couple was in Belfast when they noticed the word “Pipers” on the tickets.
“[We] just had to laugh about it — what else was there to do! The only saving grace was that we had found out three days before and not while we were in the arena!” Robb said.
Robb tweeted a screenshot of the text conversation where his girlfriend pointed out his error and sent him a photo of the Pipers’ website, which calls them “the most famous bagpipe band on the planet.”