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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Paul McCartney Fans Stuck in Traffic Start Petition to Get Refund for Missed Show

Posted By on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 3:33 PM

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Paul McCartney fans who missed the last concert at Candlestick Park earlier this month due to a parking fiasco that created a two-hour traffic jam are now demanding a refund from whoever is responsible for wasting their time and money.

Thousands of ticket holders missed the Aug. 14 concert, which many are attributing to poor parking plans on behalf of the event promoter. Afterward, those fans asked for refunds to which Another Planet Entertainment has politely said "no."

But the irate fans aren't letting this one go: They've launched a Change.org petition demanding they get every penny back that they shelled out for the high-priced tickets. The petition is addressed to Mayor Ed Lee, Gregg Perloff, Another Planet Entertainment, and Ed Reiskin, SFMTA, Director of Transportation:
We believe that a FULL REFUND should be given to the 5,000 plus people who purchased Paul McCartney 2014 OUT THERE TOUR tickets at Candlestick Park and could not get in.

On August 14th, 2014, thousands of people were stuck outside the stadium in a grid-lock. Hard working people who paid handsomely and traveled far. Gregg Perloff & Another Planet Entertainment as well as SF Mayor Ed Lee should be held accountable for the negligent lack of planning for this event.

Concert Organizers and the City of San Francisco should fulfill their responsibility to provide adequate access to the event. It is unethical for them to profit from sales of this event when they were unable to competently manage access. 
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr had been quoted in media reports partially blaming the fans for the traffic jam, saying they hadn't researched the parking layout before heading out to Candlestick Park. Of course, there were also a few accidents and stalled cars on Highway 101, which didn't help. 

As of 3:20 p.m., some 210 disappointed McCartney fans had signed onto the petition. Here's what some of them are saying:

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