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09/08/2007 - Foxboro MA

From the 2007 "Bama Breeze" tour
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Re: GILLETTE GUARDS CAUGHT TAKING BRIBES AT BUFFETT SEPT 8TH

Post by ScarletB » September 17, 2007 5:27 pm

traveler113 wrote:The Foxboro police department is investigating several incidents of security guards taking bribes and slipping people into the Section A3 at Gillette at Jimmy's September 8th concert. Several complaints were lodged with the stadium floor guards in the area, and in every case the "red shirts" ignored, threatened, and/or assaulted fans making the complaints. Fans with tickets literally had their seats taken away from them, and were told that they would be hauled off if they complained. The police were finally contacted, who observed and broke up the mayhem (with higher level security), and hauled off those with no tickets or wrist-bands. The guards were addressed, but we're not sure of the outcome the that yet. Customer Service, Security, and Operations at Gillette are looking into the matter, and Bob Kraft's Office is involved. Stay tuned as more comes in on this one.
Funny, I was in A4 (on the A3 side) and for a brief (but shining) moment was talking to a friend front row center. The second the show started (even though the owners of the seats hadn't shown up yet) I was told "You can't stay here"
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Post by traveler113 » September 17, 2007 5:38 pm

right. They were checking tickets at both ends of the entrance to A3. We watched as the guards would wait for the ticket checkers to get distracted, then take them over to the middle of the last row of A3 and have them climb in. It was a mess until the cops finally stepped in. A security guy in a white shirt (the red shirters are the lowest level) said that they had been watching the whole thing for a while. We saw them haul several people out, and take the guards off. The guys in the red shirts were grabbing anyone who had their seats taken and threatening them. That led to the police involvement. Police are looking into the assaults.

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Post by ScarletB » September 17, 2007 5:56 pm

traveler113 wrote:right. They were checking tickets at both ends of the entrance to A3. We watched as the guards would wait for the ticket checkers to get distracted, then take them over to the middle of the last row of A3 and have them climb in. It was a mess until the cops finally stepped in. A security guy in a white shirt (the red shirters are the lowest level) said that they had been watching the whole thing for a while. We saw them haul several people out, and take the guards off. The guys in the red shirts were grabbing anyone who had their seats taken and threatening them. That led to the police involvement. Police are looking into the assaults.
AHHH that explains why it was a guy in a white shirt who told me I couldn't stay in the front row - the orange shirt guys just shrugged and couldn't have cared less.
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