While I'm sure the Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a doozy of a band, the couple in this story spent cash and flew to Ireland from the United Kingdom thinking they had bought tickets to see the 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.
"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.
Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppHe printed out the tickets and presented them to his girlfriend on Christmas Day, adding that nobody noticed that they would be seeing the wrong band.
Step forward Chesterfield native Duncan Robb, who flew all the way to Belfast at the weekend to catch Anthony Kiedis and friends only to find his dated funk-rock dreams dashed.
They were getting excited about the upcoming show, when his wife looked up who the opening act was.
The Pipers' Wikipedia entry literally begins with the warning "not to be confused with Red Hot Chili Peppers" so there's really no excuse.
However, as Robb explained on Twitter, a few days before the performance, as they prepared for their flight, the couple noticed something unusual about the hard-copy tickets they had received.
"(We) just had to laugh about it - what else was there to do! "Hopefully we will get to see the real Chilli Peppers some day".
Robb's tweets about the experience covered the mix-up, itself, as well as the couple making the most of it when they traveled to Ireland to hear the Pipers perform. "We've made sure to put kits and bagpipes on all the pictures". They hope to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers at a future date.