Charley Pride Takes On The Ticket Scam
April 3, 2009 at 7:06 AM (PT)
The EDMONTON JOURNAL is reporting that Country legend CHARLEY PRIDE surprised a fan and took a stand against price gouging at the same time. CHARLEY's fan JACQUELINE SHARP ended up on one of the rollover re-sale sites abstix.com, paying $1,210.71 for a pair of seats to his show at the JUBILEE AUDITORIUM in EDMONTON.
PRIDE, who lives in Dallas, learned about SHARP’s situation when her son, JAY, sent an e-mail to his agent.
Amid a flock of cameras and journalists, the country musician surprised SHARP at the CITY CENTRE MALL in LeDUC, where she works at REXALL DRUGS.
He gave her $933 US — or the equivalent of what she paid — and two floor seats to his EDMONTON concert. “I felt like (I was) 20,” she said, clutching the cash and tickets in her left hand. “He’s one of the better performers I think I’ve ever seen.