A Chesterfield, England couple recently made a trip to Belfast, Ireland to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Duncan Robb bought the tickets for his girlfriend, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers are her favorite band.
Welp, Robb bought tickets to see the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, who are definitely not the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a bagpipe band, not one of the most successful bands in modern rock history.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers were not in Belfast and aren’t touring again until South America in March.
This realization at least helped Robb get a better understanding of why he got such a good deal on the tickets (via ABC-7 Los Angeles):
Half Northern Irish, Robb – a Chesterfield-native – is a regular visitor to Belfast, so when he spotted what he thought were tickets for the Californian funk-rock legends in Belfast, he snapped them up.
“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,” he explained. “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.”
The couple had a great sense of humor about the mix-up and still had a good time in Belfast watching the Chilli Pipers:
Still can’t believe we’ve flown over to Belfast not for the @ChiliPeppers but to see the ‘worlds best bagpipe band’ @chillipipers … thought I’d got a rate good deal on tickets n’all. Had a nightmare pic.twitter.com/YO72amVR4I
— Duncan Robb (@Dunc_Cfc) February 10, 2018
“(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!”
The pair went to the concert anyway and said they had a good time. The couple hopes to see the real Chili Peppers in the future.