Couple mistake Red Hot Chilli Pipers for Red Hot Chili Peppers


He'd scored a pair of great seats at an incredible price to see his girlfriend's favorite band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, in Belfast on February 10.

Duncan Robb and his girlfriend were pumped to see the Anthony Kiedis-led rock band, but instead had to settle for a bagpipe-based celt rock ensemble instead, a band that was formed in Scotland way back in 2002.

Robb said he saw the tickets online when he was looking for seats to a boxing match and chose to buy them as a Christmas present.

British Twitter user Duncan Robb thought he'd be seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers a few days ago, believing he had a great deal when he snagged some seemingly cheap tickets.

Mr Robb said: "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".

That's when they took a closer look at the tickets.

Douglas Gillespie, agent for the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, said: "We're always extremely careful in all advertising". Unable to find any information about the Red Hot Chili Peppers playing in Belfast that Saturday, the couple realized their hot date was going to be ... well, a bit of a blowout.

"What else was there to do?"

According to news reports, the couple still attended the show and "had a good time", with hopes to still see the Chili Peppers at some point in the future. "The only saving grace was that we had found out three days before and not while we were in the arena!"

A man reportedly treated his girlfriend with tickets to see Red Hot Chili Peppers after hastily reading the wrong name on a ticket site.