Talk about a major scam!
Partygoers in Bellevue, Washington, paid to party with R&B singer Ne-Yo on New Years eve.
The musician was set to perform at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center with tickets starting at $75 and running up to $1,200 for a VIP table.
Ne-Yo NEVER showed up!!!
One party guest, Michael Brandt, said "Everything from the tickets to the Web site indicated that Ne-Yo would be there."
And even worse is the fact that they informed the crowd just 30 minutes before midnight.
He added, "At 11:30 they had a pre-recorded message from Ne-Yo. He was on a plane from Nigeria and not able to come. They probably knew a day in advance. They could have cancelled or given a refund."
However, on New Year’s Eve Ne-Yo did perform on Dick Clark’s Rockin' New Year's Eve TV show. Though the segment may have been pre-recorded. Or was it?
As for the Meydenbauer concert, it had been promoted for weeks on KUBE 93. KUBE program director Eric Powers said, "We were told by the record label and the promoter that it was a done deal, so we were taken aback just like our listeners."
And about 300 tickets were sold through the sponsor Wet Entertainment. The comapny's owner said he'll be consulting his legal team.
Though good luck if you want your money back.
The sponsors, Wet Entertainment, can't be found on the web any longer. And as for the local marketing manager, his phone number no longer works.
Wonder what Ne-Yo has to say about this!
[Image via WENN.]