2012 Birthday Bash in Cabo

July 17, 2012

Calling all Redheads!

We're excited to finally announce details on how things will go down for the 2012 Birthday Bash in Cabo!

This year we are selling tickets through a random drawing system. Based on fan response from last year, this makes for the fairest method and avoids the first-come-first-served mad rush that requires some people to stay online all night at home or in cyber cafés around the world.

Registration for the drawing will open up next week, and run through the end of the week. Details and links will be posted then and worry not, you will have the whole week to register and winners will be selected the following week.

Registration will be done separately for each show (October 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th) so plan on registering for whatever shows you would like to purchase tickets for. You'll be allowed to register once for each show.

Tickets will still be priced at $55 with NO additional service fees.

All shows are doors at 7:30pm and show time is 9:30pm

As always, tickets are non-transferrable and you will be required to show proper photo ID to pick up your tickets (drivers license or passport).

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153 Redhead Comments

rocknroll's picture

I was shut out too, as were all 3 of my friends. Major bummed! I bought a timeshare in Cabo several years ago so I could see Sammy every year. We all our purchased airfare too, six months ago. Just devastated! And I don't get into Cabo until late on the 10th, long after the dinner tickets will be gone for the 11th and the 13th. Going to look into transferring my timeshare to another location when I get to Cabo this year.

trouble74's picture

Knowing you have tix's before hand makes it alot easier. Spending a boat load of money to get there and then to not even get tix's is a real bummer ;-( Sleeping on the streets in Cabo in rain, hot etc... is not cracked up to what one may think! Just saying! Been there done that!!! Party on Red's

cindyh050's picture

I love sammy & the wabos, love chickenfoot, love all the added surprise guests every year....no performer has ever treated his fans better....i'll be there even though i did not win a drawing, just gotta do some serious line time again....the ONLY other solution, is to go back to the old days, and DO A MELTDOWN! 14 days, non stop....EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE A GOOD CHANCE THEN! FOOD FOR THOUGHT.........SAMMY, YOU CAN DO IT!
MUCH RED LOVE TO YA!

mysticmo's picture

Very disappointed in not getting tickets. Don't think it is fair that some people got tickets for 2 or 3 shows and others got none. If you got picked for one show then you shouldnt get tickets for the other shows and that way every one has a chance to go. Hope everyone has fun though!!!

lisab068's picture

Wow.....listening to all of you talk about your ticket experience makes me glad I didn't even try. Sounds like a cluster F#%* to me.
The good old days are over....just cherish the memories.

kelliw017's picture

Actually on the Redhead Family facebook page there have been people who got tickets to the shows on the 11th & 13th so I think they're done. Really they've dragged this on long enough. Now I can finally cancel my hotel reservation. Glad I didn't buy airfare!

Billwave's picture

I have only seen people say they won tickets to the first & second shows so far. I have not seen anyone here or on FB say anything about the third or fourth show so hang in there. They did say "we will pick the winners over the weekend and then notify the winners over the next few days". Today could be your day!

cindyh050's picture

I was a ten year vet of this event, was looking forward to my 11th year....did not get drawn for a ticket to any of the shows.....so, how fair is that? Very, very disappointed.

ronwabo's picture

I got my confirmation email Monday morning for the Saturday night 10/13 show! Never been to a birthday bash, but did go on the 3rd Cabo Wabo cruise and this is also our honeymooon as we're getting married on 10/6 here in Denver. Sorry to all of the REDheads who didn't get a chance this year, I got boned on the tix last year. This will be a dream come true!

high bid's picture

I'm in w/2 tix for 10/7. I hope others are able to get in for 1show. Staying @ ME

chris_scott's picture

I got 1 ticket for the 9th. I thought I requested 2. If anyone has 1 extra e-mail me at chris_scott@papajohns.com

greg hoelting's picture

WE GOT OURS...FIRST TIMERS...we are very excited....

citygirl's picture

Missed registration, that sucks!!! It says that tickets are not transferrable but if they change their minds we will be there for the 11th and 13th. Hope I can buy two tickets from someone! I hope they open up registration again.

joanneb075's picture

Not one single ticket for me or Bob..our little Red Hearts are Broken : (

CaboKathy's picture

We didn't get tickets, so please anyone with extras please let us know :) Thank you

REDloves!!

Blaze's picture

same here for opening night, see ya in Cabo

Cabo Eric's picture

Got two for opening night!

Billwave's picture

Just got confirmation that I won tickets for Night Two! Fired up NOW! Hoping for maybe one more night. Hope Hope Hope!

caribbeanqueen's picture

Well if the list of pictures are correct...............I did not get selected :( devastated to say the least. Oh Well...Squid Roe better have the tequila stocked! bummmmmmmed

bob087's picture

Hey Dave! I accept your nomination! See you in Cabo either way Brother!

bob087's picture

The # is good, you just have to drop the last few letters so that it's 10 digits. That being said, my wife forgot to change her ticket amount from 1 to 2 and after registering the first day and making multiple phone calls and emails, we got no response from anyone. Horrible customer service on this thing, but oh we'll.

Cabo Eric's picture

Does anyone know when we are supposed to hear if we got tickets?

daver086's picture

Hey Bob, I always like your ideas but this makes a ton of since. Everybody wants tix for the shows so lets come up with the best way. Your way is fair for all to enjoy one or more shows, instead of some getting all of the shows and other getting none. I vote for you for the ticket commissioner next year! I wish everybody could get in, that traveles to Cabo to see Sammy. Untill they build A bigger Cabo Wabo thats not going to happen though. I hope they have the birthday bash outside again so at least more people can get in. That makes the most since to me at least. Redheads all remember this is about Sammy on his day so no bitching and enjoy he does this for all of us and I don't know anybody who does more. Cabo is paradise put on the map by Sammy so lets Wabo together and all be safe!

catinthehat300's picture

Looking for Hotel ideas for Cabo San Lucas. I am coming for the a Bash (my birthday is at the same time), but have never been there. Give suggestions close to Cantina and maybe not so close but nice to stay at (wife will be with me)....

Thanks in advance...

roberto780's picture

I wonder how many people have registered for the draw so far..would be interesting to know what our chances are!

CaboKathy's picture

Congrats Jason on your up coming anniversary...hopefully you'll get tickets to celebrate that and your birthday! Good luck! Hope to see you in Cabo!

rickh0992's picture

I was always able to get tickets with the old system I hope this works for me.

roberto780's picture

It would be interesting to know at any given point how many registrations there are, so we could judge our chances!

DEEBENEKE's picture

I'm ready!!!!!

Rburla's picture

I accidentally registered twice for the 13th.
After trying to call the Support phone number to report it, I found the number to be bogus! It doesn't exist!
1-866-55-tickets ????? Too many numbers! After sending an email, no response......Sketchy!
I never even received a confirmation email that I was acknowledged.
Is this a scam to get our card numbers and pin numbers??????
Google it.
Any ideas other Redheads?

waterwoman's picture

I have to say that I did not mind the online ticketing last year, but then I got my ticket for my birthday (10/9), then stood in line at the Cantina for the 10/13 dinner show and got that. So last year I was a happy Redhead. Hope I get lucky this time again.

siscocindi's picture

Great advice!!!!! I totally agree!!! We were in Cabo for Sammy's Birthday right after Hurricane Juliet hit. The bash was semi-cancelled but Sammy still played every night and was so gracious! He went down to the beach with all of us redheads and helped clean up!!! He has truly been a blessing for the people of Cabo!!

Def hope to make a show but, if not, we will be having a really great time at the Cantina on a different night!!!

You Can't complain when you are in Cabo!!! :} :}

See you there!!!

Jason1013's picture

Wow!!! This new ticket method may make it possible for me & the wife to make it to the Birthday Bash! Believe it or not, I was born Friday October 13, 1978 & I married my best friend on my birthday in 2007. So we've always wanted to celebrate our anniversary/my birthday at the Cabo Wabo with Sammy, but could never "campout" for tickets or afford the trip for that matter. Now that our finances are in check & with this new ticket method, we just might get our chance!!! We've seen Sammy's shows when plays Houston, but never been to Cabo!!! At every Houston show we always meet really awesome people and we hope we'll get to meet plenty more face down in Cabo! Good luck everyone! Hope to see ya there.

Jason
RedHead by birth
RedHead for life

Steve1014's picture

Everyone remember, dont share this until July 28th!! You're only going to lower our chances!! After that, share it to your hearts content. I love my friends, and I hope we all get in, but if it comes down to sharing photos, I want to be showing them mine and not looking at theirs!

creiff's picture

Trip has been booked since June. Hope to get tix to our first birthday bash though we've seen Sammy many times. This is a ten year wedding anniversary trip and a bucket list item for us both. Some of you talk about people scalping tickets but how is this possible if you have to show id to get the tix? Do they ask for id at the door? I am concerned about the no shows as well and I think that the one post regarding the lottery system and at least making sure that people that are registered for more than one show only get more than one show if all others who are in the lottery get tix first. This is a big deal for a lot of people (getting to Cabo and staying in Cabo isn't cheap for most fans)and I think that everyone should get the best chance possible to go to at least one show before people get to go to multiple shows. Looking forward to the trip and hoping for some good luck in getting tickets. It's gotta be a great party! Sammy, you're the man for doing this every year. What great commitment to your fans.

TahoWabo's picture

Ready for registration!!!

Funke1's picture

We're about 75 days away from being Face Down in Cabo!! This will be our 5th year in a row. I've slept on the streets, had dinner tickets and bought online. There is good and bad associated with however you distribute tickets. I've made some awesome friends from all over the country by doing my line time. I've also enjoyed having more time to explore Cabo when we bought tickets and didn't have to do the line time.

The bottom line for me is that I hope to see some shows and also have time to hang with some of the best people I've ever met.

See you in Cabo !!

David Wilmot's picture

Okay, so when do we get to register??

DEEBENEKE's picture

I'm ready to register :) Just let me know when! I have a great feeling I'm going to be picked!

Blaze's picture

All we need are tickets for the 4 of us Redheads coming in from Seattle, everything else is booked. Come on Redheads, let's get this Birthday Bash Party started...

Munas2323's picture

So how would this work if you have a group of 4-8 people. We all register for the dates and hope we all get picked for the same show ?

bfrank's picture

We are in even if we are sitting outside.

Lighten up!

How many of you would have been to Cabo if it was not for Sammy - really, how many?

To bitch is just lame.... this guy just gives and gives and some of you act as if some how you are more entitled then the next.

We don't even know the details we see all of this complaining.....damned if you do.

9 of us are going this year and hope we can all see one show together. If not we will be outside feeling the vibe......

I can say from my experience Sammy has always been about us. My first time meeting him was on PCH with Aaron between the first and second show for 5150. I pulled along side him in his Ferrari on my motorcycle and asked for an autograph. He pulled into the gas station and gave me autograph. How many famous people do that? Next one was on the last VH tour, I was in the pit and again he took the time for an autograph and a pic. Then again at the Roxy with the foot. And then again at the Avalon.....

To complain at a guy like this is insane!

We all want to go but space is limited and no one is more entitled then the next.

We hope to get in but if not we will be doing the Cabo wabo in the place Sammy introduced us to. Who can complain when you are in Cabo?

Peace.

Be good humans!

bfrank's picture

We are in even if we are sitting outside.

Lighten up!

How many of you would have been to Cabo if it was not for Sammy - really, how many?

To bitch is just lame.... this guy just gives and gives and some of you act as if some how you are more entitled then the next.

We don't even know the details we see all of this complaining.....damned if you do.

9 of us are going this year and hope we can all see one show together. If not we will be outside feeling the vibe......

I can say from my experience Sammy has always been about us. My first time meeting him was on PCH with Aaron between the first and second show for 5150. I pulled along side him in his Ferrari on my motorcycle and asked for an autograph. He pulled into the gas station and gave me autograph. How many famous people do that? Next one was on the last VH tour, I was in the pit and again he took the time for an autograph and a pic. Then again at the Roxy with the foot. And then again at the Avalon.....

To complain at a guy like this is insane!

We all want to go but space is limited and no one is more entitled then the next.

We hope to get in but if not we will be doing the Cabo wabo in the place Sammy introduced us to. Who can complain when you are in Cabo?

Peace.

Be good humans!

dushuttle_rp's picture

i am registering for Oct 7th show; i would like 4 tickets. thank you

rick dushuttle

hobokel's picture

I know this takes alot of work, but i think they should give preference to the people who are already booked and paid for this trip. Probably wouldn't take much to add a field in a webpage that includes airline confirmation numbers or something similar. Im sure alot of people enter the lottery and then don't go.

flmxtr's picture

Wow! Been doing this for over 10 years... The thought of NOT getting tickets has never been an issue before, but now is very much a reality. Hopefully they'll make "no shows" available at the Cantina on the days of the shows cause my Cabo trip was bought and paid for in April.

dstanley2112's picture

So I'm goin for a great time...tickets no tickets. It's all good! The Tequila will be flowing and Cerveza will be cold!!

rockarolla's picture

I really wanna see this show. Been a fan since Montrose days. I'm buying airline tix for my wife and I and will pray, pray, pray.

bob087's picture

I talked to someone at the Cantina who said if they do outside again the stage will either be much taller, or they will put him on top of the t-shirt shop. as for the show time, he usually does about that length anyway, but what a great set it was!

janete067's picture

I am hoping he will be playing all dates inside of the Cantina! Last year Sammy played outside on his birthday.....could not see him at all and he only played for 1 hour and 40 minutes. I was so disappointed and so were the friends we brought with us. Actually everyone around us were very disappointed. It is so much better in the Cantina. If he is playing outside I would like to know so I don't waste my time getting into this ransdom drawing.