(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — With the sale of heavily discounted concert tickets this summer at various venues, a concertgoer in North Carolina found out that there was something amiss in the ad. He went to the Better Business Bureau and complained. He argued that there were no disclaimers or restrictions when he read that all lawn tickets at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC were $10 for the venue's one day sale.
Mark Rodda successfully bought $10 tickets for Rod Stewart and Chicago but was unable to get $10 tickets for The Dead. He was advised that the $10 lawn tickets for The Dead sold out, but $40 lawn tickets were still available, according to the Observer.
"They never said a limited number of $10 seats available," Rodda told the paper. "My impression was that as long as it was a lawn ticket, it was $10. If they sold out of lawn seats, I would understand. I don't think they were honoring their ad."
The Better Business Bureau President Tom Bartholomy agreed that the Verizon ad failed to meet bureau standards in properly disclosing that just a limited number of $10 seats were on sale.
Amphitheater General Manager Cindy Ogletree told the paper that said some acts let Verizon sell all lawn seats for $10, while others, including The Dead, limited the number of cheap seats. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen