Livid with Vivid

Hey Everyone! Long time no chat. Wedding season has been kicking my butt lately and I feel like I haven’t been on here in forever!

I shot an AMAZING wedding on Saturday, and then Sunday, Kent and I headed downtown for a little overnight “staycation”.

 

We stayed at the Le Meridian in Downtown Indianapolis. It was our first time there and we LOVED it! The whole place just has such a cool vibe.  It was perfect because we were headed to the Bruno Mars concert on Sunday night and it was only 2 blocks away so we could just walk to the venue. They have a really pretty restaurant/bar downstairs in the Lobby, and a Starbucks next door so the location is ideal.

View from our room.

 

I didn’t even think about getting a picture of our room until we were leaving, so excuse the mess. It was prettier when we checked in.

 

 

I had a few questions about these sunnies on my Snapchat/Instastory. I LOVE them. The metal bars are more of a rose gold color which I’m really loving right now.  I was really surprised when I saw the price. I think they look much more expensive in real life.

 

 

This Peplum Tee ($35) was so soft and comfy for our drive into Indy. It was sold out in most sizes but it just restocked in all sizes (xxs-xxl).

My flip flops were a bit of a splurge for me this Spring, but honestly, they were worth it. I have worn them SO MUCH already. I got them in the color “makeup”.

 

Bruno-bound feeling “smoother than a fresh jar of skippy”.

 

First Stop: Bakersfield. They have our FAVORITE queso and margaritas.

If there was ever a time to wear a metallic leather jacket, it’s a Bruno Mars Concert right?  I LOVE this one.

So Kent loves Bruno Mars. Like REALLY loves Bruno Mars. Kent is also the hardest person to buy gifts for because he never tells me anything he wants, and if he does want something, he just goes out and buys it without me ever knowing. So last Fall, I came up with the great idea to get him Bruno Mars tickets for Christmas. He always says he’d rather go somewhere or do something together versus a traditional gift, so I thought this would be perfect.

 I splurged and got us REALLY GOOD TICKETS for the concert Sunday night. I bought the tickets, watched the money come out of my account, and got my confirmation email. I’ve received a bunch of emails since purchasing them counting down the days until the show like “100 Days until Bruno Mars!” etc…Yesterday morning I got a final email with instructions for downloading or printing my tickets (we did both). The last concert we went to was in the Summer of 2012, so this isn’t something we do often and we’ve both been so excited for this.

So we got to the venue last night, scan our tickets aaaaannnnnddd they tell us they’re no good.

GUYS.

WTF?!

I purchased them off a site called Vivid Seats. It’s the same as like Stub Hub, a site that people use to resell concert/event tickets. I’ve used Stub Hub before but it was my first time using Vivid Seats. They had the best seats available  though and when I purchased them it said they were guaranteed by Ticketmaster, so I felt confident using them.

Anyway, apparently the person who sold them to me online was a SCAM ARTIST who purchased the tickets, then resold them to multiple people online. Then, once they had all of our money, they returned the tickets to the box office for a refund. So the original tickets had already been resold to someone else and they said we would have to file a complaint with VividSeats.com.

Kent, in his usual fashion, was all, “It’s ok. Don’t worry about it.” But I was SO upset. Who does that? I’ve never heard of this happening before and I felt so dumb and pissed off.

The lady at the box office told us that they had opened up some more seats and she could still sell us tickets to the show, so we decided to buy the only seats she had for $500 (kill me) after I had already spent $600 last Fall (crying).

We are still waiting to hear back from Vivid Seats so I’ll be sure to keep you guys posted on what happens. Hopefully we can get our money back. I’m just so annoyed that this even happened. We missed the opening acts completely and our tickets weren’t nearly as good as the ones I had originally purchased.

 

Ok, enough whining. We shook it off and still had so much fun.

 

I just realized I only got videos of us during the concert so here’s a crappy screenshot. Lots more footage on my Snapchat (Sarah_Knuth) and Instastory.

The concert was SO GOOD. Kent was crying the whole time and ripping his shirt off just like I though he would be. <–Kidding

 

Quick snap this morning heading to get some brunch. I’ll get some better shots of this outfit posted to Instagram soon. I love this chambray top (can you tell I’m on a peplum kick lately?) and this picture does not do it justice.

 

 

I used Kent’s meal/plate for this photo since it was was more photogenic than my big plate of bacon.

 

Headed home to my babies!

 

I hope you all had a fun-filled weekend! Has this ticket thing happened to any of y’all? I hope not because it really SUCKS but I also kind of hope it has so I won’t feel so dumb.

 

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13 responses to “Livid with Vivid”

  1. Nikki says:

    So crazy about the seats. I’ve actually used Vivid seats before for an NBA game but didn’t have that problem good to know though- won’t use them again!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Amy O'Leary says:

    That is the crappiest, I’m so sorry this happened to you. I’d be very stabby and upset! Glad you still got to go and have fun though! Xo!

  3. Ariel says:

    This happen to me when I bought James hockey tickets last year! I think it was stub hub actually and the day of the tickets were supposed to be “available for download/printing” well guess what.. nope.. supposedly “the seller didn’t fulfill the order” but got our money.. so who knows how many times they scammed someone! Lucklily just hours before stub hub replaced the tickets free of charge and gave me better seats! So it worked out in the end. But I was PISSED at first..

  4. Natalie says:

    You have got to fight this. It happened with me on stub hub. And it was for a much smaller show (social distortion) and so I could see all the other 50+ people who also bought tickets from the same stupid seller. Anyways, stubhub refunded me all the money that Monday after the Saturday night concert. Unfortunately, we couldnt get into the concert because there were no more tickets to purchase. Ugh. At least you guys got to get in!

  5. Melissa says:

    This exact situation happened to me when I got tickets for maroon 5 through stubhub. We ended up getting a refund back a few weeks later and bought way better tickets at the door but it was such a stressful situation. I always go through Ticketmaster now because I can’t trust third-party sellers anymore. Glad you still got to enjoy the concert, it was amazing!

  6. Cieara ruess says:

    Julie Paisley had a similar situation. She got tickets for her daughter to see Taylor Swift, and they were a scam. They never got to go to the concert. She I think got her money back, but it was heartbreaking because her teen daughter was so excited, and they didn’t get to even see the concert. 😭

  7. Brittany McClain says:

    If you paid with a credit card you can dispute the charge with your credit card company and they will refund you the money and fight the ticket company for you. I did this for a concert in April and I got my money fully refunded.

  8. Lindsay says:

    What a crazy story! Never had anything like that happen in my life-sorry you went through that at the concert! On the bright side, your outfits were super cute. I need that striped top!

  9. Amy says:

    That is horrible. It’s never happened to me but I’m going to see Bryan Adams (yes I’m old …. 80’s girl 🤘🏻) in a few weeks and am now going to check my tickets 😳! Glad you got to see the concert but sorry about the money and I hope you get it back …. somehow. I will warn others.

  10. Kelsey says:

    My husband and I literally talked about this happening as we were standing in line at the concert. This happened to a friend of ours too and it was awful. So jealous of your amazing seats!

  11. Jessica says:

    Same experience with this company for the TI concert. I luckily paid with an Amex so they fought it but seriously same sold them retired! Scammers sucks sorry this happened to you but glad you had a great time.

  12. Jessica M says:

    Ugh that’s horrible Sarah. The same thing happened to me through StubHub and I never got my money back 🙁 I was sent 2 VIP cards so I thought it was legit, apparently it was for VIP PARKING!!!!! Ugh my frustration. Ever since then, I’ve never purchased any tickets online.

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