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'Knights in shining armour' delighted they could help out AC/DC fans sold fake tickets

David Kearns

Published 06/07/2015 | 15:03

Andres Alvarado and Michael Taylor, revealed to be the Good Samaritans who handed over spare tickets for free
Andres Alvarado and Michael Taylor, revealed to be the Good Samaritans who handed over spare tickets for free

The kind-hearted duo who saved the night of two AC/DC fans by giving them free tickets after they were sold fakes said they were delighted to act the part of “knights in shining armour”.

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Emma Carr and Aoife Gilmartin discovered they had fake tickets moments before they were to head into the Aviva Stadium last Friday for an AC/DC concert.

Distraught at the news, the pair were speaking to Gardaí when Andres Alvarado and Michael Taylor rode to their rescue and gave them two tickets free-of-charge.

The duo had spare tickets after a work colleague’s partner bought four tickets to the show but was unable to go.

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An export manager living in London, Mr Alvarado is a Columbian born Chilean, while Mr Taylor, who works as a sales director, lives just outside Dublin.

The pair said had been delighted to help out the two Irish women, though they had been a little “overwhelmed by the publicity” their gesture had received.

Sligo native Emma Carr launched a Facebook campaign to track down the two Good Samaritans because she wanted to thank them again for their kind act.

Sitting together during the concert, Ms Carr said her phone had died, as did her friends, and neither of them were able to get contact details for the men before they left.

“It really was a great thing to happen and shows there’s still kind people in the world,” she said.

“We were lucky we took the picture before our phones died.”

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