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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Paul McCartney: Fans Stuck in Traffic Won't Get Refunds

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

No refund! - FLICKR/PHIL SHERRY

To those fans who shelled out hundreds of dollars to watch Paul McCartney play Candlestick Park only to spend the evening watching the brake lights in front of them: prepare to get irate all over again.

CBS News is reporting this morning that the 2,000 fans who missed the sold-out show due to a "horrendous parking situation" that created a massive traffic jam won't get a refund for the concert tickets they bought.

Another Planet Entertainment had said last week it would consider refunding tickets on a "case-by-case basis" for those unfortunate McCartney/Beatles fans who spent the evening trying to get to Candlestick Park's final show. But this week, the entertainment company told CBS News it has a general rule of not handing out refunds. 

While fans criticized the promoter for devising a lousy parking plan, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr told reporters that the traffic fiasco had more to do with the fact that one too many fans weren't familiar with the parking layout at Candlestick Park. On top if that, it was a bad day on the roads, where CHP reported five crashes and some stalled vehicles along Highway 101. 

[via CBS News]



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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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