Check those ticket stubs, folks. Talk about a rude awakening for these Chili Peppers fans.
So there’s a band that exists called the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. They’re a Scottish bagpipe band… and whoever came up with the name of this band is playing a mean and successful trick on RHCP fans! Many have fallen victim to buying tickets to see this band, and they don’t find out about it until it’s too late.
I remember hearing about this story a while back… a Reddit user chimed in on his experience when he went to Edinburgh to see the “Chili Peppers,” but instead…
“I am a huge fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and I was super stoked to finally see them in Edinburgh. Most bands play in Glasgow so I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw they were playing in my city!
“So we turned up full of excitement really ready to get into the music and then I heard some bagpipe music was playing. I thought hmm interesting… not what I expected from a warm up act but seeing as we are in Scotland and the capital city I really did not think it was anything out of the usual.
“About an hour in I was getting a bit impatient, the music was great with good vibes but I was waiting for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to come out so I could do a bit of headbanging to some sweet guitar riffs!
“I turned to the man next to me and asked when the Red Hot Chili Peppers were coming on he laughed and said ‘aye pal good joke eh’.
“It was at this moment I realised I was not going to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
According to Digital Music News, that’s not the only story either…
One guy almost went to see the band in a small US park. More serious cases involved hundreds of dollars in mistaken ticket purchases (with flights and hotels included).
There was even a story involving a pricey Valentine’s Day gift, with a flight from England to Northern Ireland — with the full expectation that the Peppers, not the Pipers, were going to play.
Read more from their website HERE.