BIRDS of Tokyo drummer Adam Weston says the sale of tickets for the band’s free Wanneroo concert is “disgusting”.
A ticket to the free City of Wanneroo Presents concert appeared for sale on Gumtree on the weekend for $50.
“It’s completely wrong to try to sell something that’s meant to be up for free,” he said.
“It would be a downright shame (for Wanneroo residents to miss out) because there are idiots out there who want to try to make money from them.”
Weston criticised the action and said he had suffered the effects of ticket scalping himself but admitted there was not much that could be done about it.
He said the Perth band was pleased for the chance to play in their home town and his parents had owned a block in Neerabup when he was young so he was eager to see how the area had changed.
Weston recalled a record store at Wanneroo shopping centre where he bought a cassette tape of Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine which he has “still got to this day”.
The City said ticketholders would have identification checked at the gate and entry via a ‘scalped’ ticket would be denied.