The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports a Minnesota music fan named Chris logged onto Ticketmaster hoping to buy tickets to a show for a band called the Teen Idols, but what he got were tickets to a show of actual former teen idols from way, way back in the day.
You can understand Chris’s confusion, since Ticketmaster posted a picture of the Teen Idols next to the listing. The Star Tribune writes:
So you can imagine Stout’s surprise when he got his tickets in the mail with these names posted on them: Mickey Dolenz, Peter Noone and Mark Lindsay, performers closer to their 90s than they are the 1990s. Turns out, Ticketmaster mistook the pop-punkers for the pop-geezers from the Monkees, Herman’s Hermits and Paul Revere & the Raiders, respectively, who are touring together on the so-called “Teen Idols Tour.” Wait, wasn’t Davy the idol in the Monkees?
Ticketmaster offered Chris a refund minus $13 in “convenience fees,” but the Star Tribune interceded and Ticketmaster issued a full refund to Chris and any others who were inconvenienced with the accidental bait-and-switch.
Ticketmaster mixup sends out pop-geezers, not pop-punkers [Minneapolis Star Tribune]