So a week ago Thursday, I flew up from the OC to come visit the family and attend the Kings v. Blazers game.
I went onto the Sac Kings site and saw tickets o plenty for the lower level and since I was going to be taking a friend for her birthday I thought I might try to impress.
I checked out Craigslist just to see what the going rate was and I saw a pair of tickets for Kings Row for $300 firm. I called, left a message and was called back and the woman said the tickets belonged to her friend and made arrangements to meet me at Arden Fair.
I texted back and forth to nail down a time on Saturday morning and some white twenty something guy named Brian met me and handed me the computer printed tickets. Noticing the tickets were in the name of a Middle Easterner, I was a little suspicious, but I figured since the person kept contacting and texting they were probably legit. So I paid him and we went our separate ways.
Needless to say, I show up to the Northeast entrance and the doorman's scanner rejects the tickets. We are escorted to the Ticket Office and told them how I purchased the tickets and they inform me that I was scammed. They were rude and treated me as if I was the thief. When I asked if I could exchange the pair for a lower lever pair (as there was over 100 tickets still available) or have the information of the ticket owners, I was denied and told I needed to buy another pair of tickets if I wanted to stay for the game.
20 minutes later, or mid-second quarter, I was finally able to negotiate a pair of upper level tickets in section 223. We sit down only to see the Kings down double digits! UGH! I had planned on watching and scouting how well our bigs worked on defense but I was so annoyed at the whole situation that I could wait to leave.
So while Aykis gets to enjoy the limelight, I can only say my second trip to Arco this season paled when compared to the great win and companionship of the STR contingency from back in December.
Be advised! and Craigslist be damned!