Jorji Kellogg apparently desperately wanted to see Lorde’s upcoming performance at Kansas City, Mo.’s Sprint Center but somewhere along the way lines got crossed and her parents gave her another present instead.
When Kellogg opened a small envelope on Dec. 25, she expected to find two tickets to the March 3 performance by Lorde featuring Run The Jewels and Tove Stryke. Instead she found inside one ticket – to see pastor Joel Osteen.
“I asked for Lorde tickets. Not The Lord,” Kellogg posted on Twitter, with photos. That post was retweeted nearly 45,000 times at press time.
I asked for Lorde tickets. Not The Lord. pic.twitter.com/toQbP2Z1nu
— Jorji Kellogg (@JorjiIsAwesome) December 27, 2017
Not a bad seat though: Kellogg is seated Row 9, Seat 8 of Section 203 for the Jan. 5 event “AEG Presents A Night With Our Lord and Savior.”
“Jorji, Dad and I are so proud and happy that you want to grow your faith and spend time with the Lord!” a note from Kellogg’s mom reads. “Pastor Joel Osteen at the Sprint Center!”
The moment went so viral that the event was turned into a splashy article for Daily Mail Australia.
“After reading the first sentence aloud, her giddy excitement vanished instantly, replaced with blood-curdling anger,” the Mail breathlessly reported. “Hadn’t she been clear enough? Two tickets to Lorde, New Zealand-born songstress behind hits such as Green Light, and card-holding member of Taylor Swift’s ‘squad.'”
Jorji took it in stride, saying the article had her “in tears,” hopefully from laughter.
Her parents eventually came clean, according to Jorji. Once the prank ran its course, she got her Christmas present.
They did prank me 😂 they just gave me the actual tickets later on
— Jorji Kellogg (@JorjiIsAwesome) December 30, 2017