AN Adele superfan spent hundreds of pounds getting VIP tickets to see her idol in London – and then discovered she had booked the wrong date.
Devastated Kathryn McCutcheon is now publicly pleading with the star’s management on social media to help her see the show.
Kathryn, from Edinburgh, says she spent a whole year’s savings on the trip but the sellers won’t let her change her date.
The 24-year-old bought two tickets worth up to £175 as well as booking a hotel in London. Together with travel, food and concert souvenirs, the trip is likely to set Kathryn back in the region of £800.
Kathryn admits she spent so much her other half is having to go to Eyemouth rather than Egypt for his 30th.
Kathryn thought she had booked for herself and her mum for Saturday, July 1, only to discover that in her excitement she had accidentally selected tickets for the show on Thursday, June 29.
Her mum cannot get off work to make the midweek trip and tickets for the Saturday show are now selling for over £9,000 each.
To make matters even worse, she booked the “right” night for the hotel but cannot use the accommodation.
Kathryn said she “screamed” when her order to see the “Hello” singer was confirmed, only to almost throw up when it dawned on her she had blundered.
Posting on Facebook about the fiasco, Kathryn wrote: “So I experienced one of they best but worst moments of my life today! I Managed to get VIP Adele tickets. I won’t say how much I spent, but put it this way my poor other half is getting Eyemouth rather than Egypt for his 30th now.”
“However, in my excitement I managed to book the wrong date. So I’ll take you back to the beginning. I had a window open and so did my cousin, hers selected tickets first so I abandoned my iPad and went over, I managed to put in all my details through the shaking – “Your order is confirmed”.
“I’m jumping about screaming. My cousin says “oh my god it’s for the 29th” I though she was kidding (she can’t be vicious like that) I looked down and realised she wasn’t. I had just used a whole year’s worth of savings on tickets for the wrong date.”
She added: “How I held that sick down and the tears in I’ll never know! I got straight onto song kick and begged them to change the date but they said it wasn’t possible; my only option was to cancel my tickets, get a new pre-sale code and pray I managed to get Saturday tickets.
“No way was I giving up my chance at seeing Adele again (I just pure love her!) But here’s where the real drama kicks in. Me trying to be prepared had already booked a hotel knowing they’d go fast, so, I now have tickets for Thursday and a hotel for Friday/Saturday.
“So, this is what I’m asking: I know it’s a long shot, but I’m hoping if I can get people to share my post enough, that it might just get noticed by Adele’s “people” and they might see it in their hearts to help out an over-excited fool and get her tickets changed.”
The two Wembley stadium gigs are thought to be Adele’s last in the UK for several years.
The advance pre-sale tickets, which Kathryn was lucky enough to snap up, were sold out within minutes of going online yesterday (Wed) morning.
General sale tickets for the 90,000 capacity shows will go on sale on Friday morning at 10am.