Bribed security caused canceled Petty show?
Fans allege that the people charged with safety caused the overcrowded conditions
The magazine has had rampant reports of security at the venue taking cash bribes to let extra fans into the super-sold-out show.
While there are only allegations so far (and the theater isn't commenting), the Weekly has on-the-record statements from patrons saying that they witnessed the bribery of the very people who were supposed to make sure no unauthorized persons got in - for obvious reasons, both safety and ethical. Eighty bucks got you in the door, the magazine said.
A perplexed and pissed Petty, who knew the show had not been oversold, promised all fans a refund out of his own pocket -- a classy thing to do given the band did nothing wrong. But the the Weekly's allegations are true, watch for a whole lot of trouble and firings coming out of this.
Petty is an awesome person and I am sure that he will make up this situation to his fans. He is a person that regardless of where the fault lies his fans deserve a great show!!! If I were him I would make arrangements for a special show for those that were "kicked out" of the show. I have enjoyed his music for over 30 years and am sure I will continue to do so...
Total class on Petty's part and consistent with his entire career to date including his standing up to record labels in the name of fairness. It took a while for me to warm up to him but I'm now a fan for life.
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