Anger at the Lady Gaga Concert in Madrid
by Kimberly on Monday, December 13, 2010
Lady Gaga was in Madrid on December 12th for a concert in the Palacio de Deportes in one of her last few European stops on her long running Monster Ball Tour. All the tickets were sold out and eager Spaniards lined up for hours to ensure they got a good spot.
The victims of the scam were left at the doors of the concert and were denied entry. There were moments of tension and deep anger as the angry mob of fans rebelled and screamed insults, causing the police to be called in to the scene.
Unfortunately, up to 200 of her fans were unaware that the valued tickets they held in their hands were fake. They had bought them months in advance, in some cases, and the tickets cost an average of 100 Euros each. Keeping in mind the average 20,000 Euro a year income in Spain, the tickets were very expensive.
The falsifications were made from 8 numbers on repeated series and the paper used was very high quality. All the false tickets were bought online.
The victims of the scam were left at the entrance of the concert and were denied entry. There were moments of tension and deep anger as the angry mob of fans rebelled and screamed insults, causing the police to be called in to the scene.
Twitter Spain indicated that the topic was the third most talked about subject on the social website. A Twitter estimate indicates that perhaps up to 4,000 fans were effected. Many claim that the center took away their real tickets because the same one was used to falsify others and sell them online. The hipothesis is not yet confirmed, but some according to the ticket office at Palacio de Deportes, the concert organizers are not responsible for tickets bought in non-authorized establishments.
The moral of the story? Buy your tickets from authorized venders, do not get left out in the cold!
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