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Bruno Mars Concert Mix-Up Disappoints Fans On Mother’s Day

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CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – The hottest Mother’s Day ticket in town was the Bruno Mars show. A crowd of fans showed up. The only thing missing was Bruno Mars.

“We got here and there was no one here,” said Brenda Digiovannangelo, “and we’re upset.”

The tickets all read May 8th at 7 pm. But Sunday night, Bruno Mars is playing in Boston. Larry Garcia bought six tickets to the show at $40 a ticket for his son’s 8th birthday.

“I’m very upset. Today is Mother’s Day and we have my son’s birthday and there’s nothing here,” Garcia said.

As everyone at the Susquehanna Bank Center found out, the Grammy award winning pop star played in Camden on Saturday.

The marketing director for Live Nation, the concert promoter, says the show was rescheduled a month ago. The center tried to notify ticketholders, but not everyone got the message. Joyce Schneck and her friends rented a limo for the show, and never heard anything about a scheduling change.

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“We cleared our schedules for Mother’s Day,” said Schenk, “and we wanted a show, but to no avail.”

The Sunday night concert that never was became a scheduling snafu, Upsetting fans who were here to celebrate Mother’s Day with music.

Live Nation organizers say the Susquehanna Bank Center will reimburse ticket holders who did not get the message about the rescheduled concert. The phone number for refund information is 856-365-1300 X 725.

Reported by Oren Liebermann, CBS 3

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