What a sad situation.
As we previously reported, the Side To Side singer is returning to Manchester following the terrorist attack that killed 22 people during her show in May. Not only will the proceeds from the benefit — taking place at Old Trafford Cricket Ground — go to the victims (and their families) of the bombing, but Miz Grande is slated to perform alongside a star-studded lineup.
So, obviously, this benefit concert is NOT one to miss. Which explains why fan Laura Smith, who brought her daughters Lehanna, 10, and Aaliyah, 8, to the tragic show on May 22, is FURIOUS that they’re being excluded from the fundraising event.
Apparently, Miz Smith purchased her tickets for Grande’s original concert through a resale site, so she doesn’t have the original booking reference number to lock in passes for the benefit concert. Despite spending almost $650 to attend a concert which ended in tragedy, the mother cannot secure the free tix Ari G vowed to donate to those who survived the show. Oof.
Laura explained her predicament to Mirror Online, as she noted:
“I’ve been trying to find the original purchaser on Facebook, but I’ve had messages from other people who were there last Monday who don’t want to go to the benefit concert. They’ve said they’re going to claim for the free tickets anyway then I can buy them off them ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I thought that’s unfair, people are going to be making a hell of a lot of money out of this, when that’s not what it was about. The poor children who have had to witness it all ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ it’s just such a shame.”
What a bummer. Thankfully, there is some hope that Smith and her kiddos will be able to attend the benefit show as a spokesperson from Ticketmaster revealed fans who purchased tickets via resale sites can still attend the benefit show for free. The rep shared:
“We are doing everything possible to extend the offer to all fans we can verify were at the show. All fans should register their details here.“
Hopefully, everything works out for Laura and others who are a facing a similar issue.
We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, girl!
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