Hundreds of Fake Outside Lands Tickets Seized (SF Gate)

Tens of thousands crowd into Golden Gate Park at the 7th annual Outside Lands music festival. Photo courtesy of KQED.

Tens of thousands crowd into Golden Gate Park at the 7th annual Outside Lands music festival. Photo courtesy of KQED.

Thousands streamed into Golden Gate Park on Friday for the Outside Lands music festival now in its seventh year — and so did the tears. SFGate reports today that hundreds of unknowing concertgoers were turned away for counterfeit tickets, some of them purchased for an upwards of $1000. Here’s what one disappointed Outside Lands fan had to say:

“I can’t believe it,” said Elizabeth Cassidy, 23, of Southern California, wearing a flower crown and wiping her cheek. In her hand, she held what appeared to be an official Ticketmaster issued voucher with the word “VOID” scrawled across it in red ink. “It looked totally real. The guy who sold it to me even said he would even walk me in.”

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