If you’ve bought concert tickets in the last decade, you’ve probably strained your eyes and asked yourself something along the lines of, “is that an ‘i’ or an ‘r’?”
When longtime fan of The Who Ed McConnell first bought his tickets to see the band in Providence, R.I. in 1979 for only $11, he had no idea a cancellation was coming. Until this year, he thought the stub would be useless.
Back in 1979, then-Mayor of Providence Vincent “Buddy” Cianci cancelled The Who’s concert that year after a tragic accident at a Who concert in Cincinnati killed 11 people. Now fans who still have their tickets to the cancelled show can cash them in for a free ticket to The Who’s Providence show at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on February 26, 2013.