Dude Flies Girlfriend To See Her Favorite Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, But Got Wrong Concert Tickets

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Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers perform onstage

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Duncan Robb’s heart was in the right place, unfortunately for him and his girlfriend, Red Hot Chili Peppers were not in the right place. For a Christmas present, Duncan wanted to get his girlfriend, Amy Alexander‏, concert tickets to her favorite band, which is Red Hot Chili Peppers. One tinsey-winsey problem; Duncan got tickets to go see “Red Hot Chili Pipers” instead. A few letters make a world of difference. The Red Hot Chili Pipers are the “world’s best bagpipe band.” Duncan gets an “A” for effort and an “F” for reading comprehension.

Not only did Duncan get the wrong tickets, but he bought airline tickets for him and his girlfriend to go see her “favorite band.” The British couple flew to Belfast, Northern Ireland to go see Red Hot Chili Peppers or so they thought. Duncan bought the tickets in Ireland because he got such a great deal on the concert tickets at $42. “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.”

The romantic vacation hit a speed bump only days before the show when they actually looked at the concert tickets and saw that the main attraction was the Red Hot Chili Pipers and not the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Red Hot Chili Pipers hail from Scotland and are the self-proclaimed “Most Famous Bagpipe Band on the Planet.”

The couple had already purchased the tickets and decided to see what kind of concert the Red Hot Chili Pipers put on and they were pleasantly surprised. All in all, everything turned out to be a fantastic Valentine’s Day surprise. Duncan avoided a huge Valentine’s Day calamity.

Paul Sacca has written on a myriad of topics ranging from breaking news to movies to technology to men's interests for nearly a decade. His articles have been cited in numerous media powerhouses such as USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post, CNN, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Deadspin, and The Big Lead.

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