After all, he wasn't trying to encourage sick love.
Duncan Robb thought he found terrific ticket prices online for a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Belfast, Ireland. "Also, I saw the date was February 10, so I could make it into a Valentine's Day weekend - kill two birds with one stone".
Robb had purchased tickets to the SSE Arena show for his girlfriend as a Christmas gift, presenting them on the big day, with nobody spotting the crucial error until it was much too late. After all, Robb was already out £30 ($41) for the tickets, so why not?
In a tweet shared more than 1,300 times, Duncan wrote: "Still can't believe we've flown over to Belfast not for the @ChiliPeppers but to see the "worlds best bagpipe band" @chillipipers. thought I'd got a rate good deal on tickets n'all".
"Fast forward a month and we get the actual tickets through the post - brilliant!"
That's when they took a closer look at the tickets. "It was only until the Wednesday before when my gf wanted to know who was supporting them".
However, it turns out, his $42 tickets, which was suspiciously cheap, was for a concert by a Scottish bagpipers group called The Red Hot Chilli Pipers. "She couldn't find anything about the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in Belfast". Their repertoire includes rock "n" roll classics like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water".
They hope to see the Chili Peppers in the near future, 6ABC reported.
In the end, the couple went anyway and by all accounts had a pretty decent time, with their gaffe probably making the Red hot Chilli Pipers even more famous in the process.