Man takes girlfriend to see Red Hot Chili Peppers in Belfast - but sees bagpipe band Red Hot Chilli Pipers instead
A man bought tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Belfast this weekend, only to find he was actually going to see bagpipe band Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
Duncan Robb, from Derbyshire, bought two tickets at £30 a pop to see what he thought were the American rockers for himself and his girlfriend for Christmas.
He shared the mishap on Twitter, describing it as a "nightmare".
"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"
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
Duncan revealed that he only discovered his mistake on Wednesday, two days before flying to Belfast ahead of the show on Saturday night.
Speaking about the experience he said it "Was a mixture between disbelief, shock and hilarity. How could I have been so stupid? Hopefully we will get to see the real Chilli Peppers some day".
For anybody interested in what the Red Hot Chilli Pipers sound like (and for the angry “didnt happen” mob ) here’s a video from our seats x pic.twitter.com/gIoymZ3xGW— Duncan Robb (@Dunc_Cfc) February 13, 2018
However, they still went to see the show, which he described as an "experience" as they couldn't believe how many songs the band could play.
"Had flights and hotel already booked, didn’t make any sense to be over there and not at least check them out!" he told his followers.
Asked what he thought of Belfast, he added, "Fantastic city! My dads from NI so I go over quite a lot. Would like to think I know it quite well now".
Other Twitter users revealed that they had made the same mistake on other occasions.
The Chili Peppers performed in Dublin in September last year. We'll keep Duncan posted on their next Belfast date!