When country music legend Charley Pride heard that a fan paid over $1,200 for a $60 ticket he was both angry at the ticket scalping site absolutetickets.com and charmed that someone loved his music that much. So he showed up at her workplace and refunded her the $933 difference.
“I felt like 20,” Jaqueline Sharp said (via The Province) of Pride’s surprise visit to the City Centre Mall in Leduc, Alberta. “He’s one of the better performers I think I’ve ever seen.”
Pride heard about Sharp’s ticket when her son sent an email to his manager, so he hopped on a plane in his native Dallas, TX to visit her. “It don’t feel good, that’s why I’m here,” Pride said. “I don’t think it’s right. I wouldn’t like paying that much money to see myself.” He also gave Sharp two tickets to his Edmonton gig, so her son could join her.