High Tide

September 21, 2019 by sammyhagar
High Tide

Like you, I’m surprised & disappointed about High Tide, and sorry for the fans who are inconvenienced - I’ll make it up to you Redheads, starting with an extra free show Oct 8 w/ the Wabos in Cabo! (old style - first come, first served) -Sammy (VIDEO MESSAGE BELOW)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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wendyhatz's picture

Along with so many others, we are disappointed about the concert cancellation this past weekend. It was nice of Sammy to offer an additional day to his birthday bash, but how does that benefit us...the ones who spent money on airfare, hotels and took vacation time that can't be refunded. I can't afford to fly to Cabo, pay for another airline ticket and hotel with the "chance" of getting a ticket on a first-come, first-serve basis. There's no way I'm taking that kind of chance when we've lost so much money on this trip. We DID end up making the best of it by site seeing, but I would not have used my vacation time, or spent the money to take this trip to Huntington Beach...I would have preferred to take a different vacation. What would have been nice is if Sammy would have honored our tickets for a guaranteed spot at his birthday bash, say for the next 3 years. We tell him which night and which year. He reserves so many spots, each night, for ticket holders and once those spots are filled you would move to the next night requested. This may cut back on the spots that the lottery is able to give away, but it allows us to see him play and shows us that he cares about his fans that came out to see him. Just a thought...

Red Fool's picture

Hope that something can get worked out for all the Red Heads that will be in town this weekend. If nothing else, let's throw a Red Head party and just maybe Sam will show up. Hilton, Hyatt, Sealegs, My house. :) Until this happens, I'll be Waboing around Main st this weekend wearing a Cabo Wabo shirt.

mrbillslo's picture

I just don't understand how this could happen so close to the event. It looks like it is on freeze management for not getting fees and contracts for services to the state parks dept on time. Maybe Sammy should have checked in with Freeze, or maybe he did and they lied to him. Who knows? I have a business here in California and one thing I know for sure is these government agencies are very good at sending reminders (not so good at many other things) such as seller permit renewal, OSHA stuff ect.

The free concert in Cabo would be great, but not very doable for most of us on short notice. How about some special event here in Ca. down the road a bit (free or paid) just for us High Tide folks?

I liked the lineup for day one this year, The Beach Boys were the very first concert I went to 54 years ago and Blue Oyster Cult were the headliner the very first time I saw Sammy at a race track in Carson City Nev. in 1980 with our own local boy Chuck Ruff (RIP) on drums.

Sawball's picture

SO WHAT ABOUT THE CRUISE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES?

Sawball's picture

We so wanted to see Sammy and still do. Please contact me ASAP….

Can you have someone contact me ASAP, i live in Florida and would love to see you here, i lost a boat load of money on airfare and hotel send me your email or number where i can contact someone directly please?
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Sawball's picture

NO WILL POST MT COMMENTS???

FRONTGATE IS LIVE NATIONS AND TICKETMAST ITS SUCH BS , THEY NEED TO COME UP WITH A COMPENSATION PACKAGE.

Sawball's picture

no one will post my comments

FRONTGATE IS LIVE NATIONS AND TICKETMAST ITS SUCH BS , THEY NEED TO COME UP WITH A COMPENSATION PACKAGE. https://business.ticketmaster.com/our-team/?fbclid=IwAR2X7pooK2RPMUNdbQI...

jmvaad's picture

Nobodys announcing anything because they dont care. All these bands had planned on being in huntington all weekend anyway so why cant at lease one of them play somewhere?! Even a hotel conference room or something! All of us rock fans are gonna be there anyway because we all spent money on non refundable plane tickets and hotel rooms. Cant any band or sammy please play somewhere for us?? Eddie trunk said he knew something was up a week or so ago when the promoter still hadnt paid him his deposit and he was hearing from bands they hadnt been paid their deposit either. Apparently they didnt pay their permits either. Eddie thinks it all leads back to the promoter not having enough money and most likely because of low ticket sales..... I dont know why sammy would put his name on anything with that promoter again after the fiasco last year was. We waited in line for over an hour for beer alone....sigh... So frustrated

ted.lucero505@comcast.net's picture

High Tide Beach Party No Mas!!

This is such a bummer. We had planned this as our 28th wedding anniversary celebration. Too late to cancel flight, hotels, etc. Maybe something good will come of this. Maybe Sammy will announce a party somewhere in Huntington Beach.

Sawball's picture

Everyone wants to just let this go but like you a i agree when you put your name on something its 100% your responsibility to insure proper management, saying they learned a lot from last year is another hard to swallow statement since it appears they learned nothing.

Sawball's picture

Can you have someone contact me ASAP, i live in Florida and would love to see you here, i lost a boat load of money on airfare and hotel send me your email or number where i can contact someone directly please?

mrbillslo's picture

How could this happen Sammy? You're one of the most professional rockers out there, a top notch business man. How could you not keep up on what was going on for your signature event? Last year we waited in a very long line for a very long time and missed a lot of the early bands because of poor planning, and now this. How could the permits NOT be in place just a week out?

A free concert in Cabo in less than two weeks? That won't work for most of us, we have jobs to go to or business to run, I shut down my machine shop for a week and tied this to my brothers visit to the Central Coast.You need to do something special just for us High Tide folks down the road far enough so we can regroup.

I know you are just as devastated about this as the rest of us, you had an absolute ball with REO, Vince and the rest last year. You need to hold the management companies feet to the fire on this one! Sure hoping to see you in the not too distant future at an equally awesome event.

BTW on a side note, do you remember when my Niece stepped on your Birthday cake in Cabo many years ago? We still give her a hard time about that!

mrbillslo's picture

How could this happen Sammy? You're one of the most professional rockers out there, a top notch business man. How could you not keep up on what was going on for your signature event? Last year we waited in a very long line for a very long time and missed a lot of the early bands because of poor planning, and now this. How could the permits NOT be in place just a week out?

A free concert in Cabo in less than two weeks? That won't work for most of us, we have jobs to go to or business to run, I shut down my machine shop for a week and tied this to my brothers visit to the Central Coast.You need to do something special just for us High Tide folks down the road far enough so we can regroup.

I know you are just as devastated about this as the rest of us, you had an absolute ball with REO, Vince and the rest last year. You need to hold the management company's feet to the fire on this one! Sure hoping to see you in the not too distant future at an equally awesome event.

BTW on a side note, do you remember when my Niece stepped on your Birthday cake in Cabo many years ago? We still give her a hard time about that!

ProfessorMS's picture

Not sure what's going on here. I had been in contact with FrontGate about the tickets not shipping and all I received was a response that they would be electronically delivered and I was refunded the $8 shipping charge. I was also in contact with FREEZE about the hotel reservation (which they messed up) which was confirmed and still valid (using the confirmation number they sent me through hilton.com)

I flew out to Arizona last Saturday and have only been checking email. I haven't received any notice of cancellation, there are no refunds for the tickets/hotel on my account as of today. I found this and my heart just sank. Waaay beyond disappointed here. What the *&$# is going on?! I was going to drive up to Las Vegas and then scheduled to drop off my rental car in Santa Ana on Friday and fly out on Monday.

At this point it would cost me a ton more money (that I don't have) to change flights, extend the car rental and everything else. So it looks like it's going to be 'cheaper' to stay in Huntington Beach Fri-Mon with no car, no concert and nothing to do. I don't surf and my wife has extreme light sensitivity issues, the ONLY reason I wanted to ask her to push it was to see the Circle and the other bands, especially Extreme (CT Native). I would have rather stayed in Sedona for my birthday (9/17) to hers (today, 9/24) for about $4k less but I changed it because I really wanted to see Sammy, Mikey, Vic and Jason (and Dugie!)

So I burned up my vacation time and spent all the money for VIP and the hotel as a birthday present to myself. I've had a very hard couple years (job loss, my mother died 2 years ago and my wife being sick) and rarely ever get to take any vacation. If I hadn't logged on here I would have driven out to HB only to find out there was no show, so I get to be disappointed early and drive out there to sit in a hotel room for 4 days and do nothing. Even if I could get the time off I really don't think I could afford to fly out to Cabo and 'first-come first-serve' only means that I will likely be beaten out by the more rabid RedHeads because I don't have time to sit online all day.

What really gets me here is the lack of communication. What you could do is contact these people (FrontGate, FREEZE or whomever else) and let them know they NEED TO CONTACT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PAID FOR TICKETS DIRECTLY and let them know so they can change their plans if possible. It's obviously too late for me and a lot of others but maybe not for everyone. If I hadn't logged on here and I was flying out for the show I'd still be planning on doing it.

Not sure there's a way to make this up or fix it at this point. Being in CT I've only ever got to see Sammy twice, and had to drive and book a hotel to do so. I was happy to do it for this but I guess that's not happening now. Maybe I'll see some of you out in Cali this weekend.

joejoe642's picture

Cmon Sammy, for all of us who are flying in this weekend, have a show for us in Huntington Beach or somewhere near - we need this. I still have my tickets for the cancelled show, so...thats how we should get into a bar or wherever. PLEASE make it happen Sammy, again still want to rock out this weekend!!

kphorvath's picture

What I heard is that they did not sell enough tickets to cover the cost of everything. Maybe get better bands other then KC and Beach Boys . We’re A bunch of old 80 Rockers need to ROCK !

Sawball's picture

Can you have someone contact me ASAP, i live in Florida and would love to see you here, i lost a boat load of money on airfare and hotel send me your email or number where i can contact someone directly please?
Your order with Sammy Hagars High Tide Beach Party has been successfully processed.
Order #107671997
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Sawball's picture

Can you have someone contact me ASAP, i live in Florida and would love to see you here, i lost a boat load of money on airfare and hotel send me your email or number where i can contact someone directly please?
Your order with Sammy Hagars High Tide Beach Party has been successfully processed.
Order #107671997

jmvaad's picture

This is horrible! We took vacation days from work and are flying from South Dakota- Not cheap! $1300 for airfare alone for the two of us! We cant cancel or change plane tickets! Not too mention our hotel reservations at 300 a night for 4 nights. Doing a free show in cabo wont help us out at all! Please please please help in some way or like others said put on a show in hunnington at a bar somewhere! Sammy if you are gonna put your name on something you need to make sure the company you hired is doing its job. Why did no one know that permits hadnt been payed and approved this late in the game??? This is so ridiculous and unfair. My husband doesnt get many vaca days a year and we cant afford to lose all we have spent on this trip!

kidkps's picture

I’d like a show in Huntington Beach this weekend. Not everyone can make it to Cabo and we've Spent a lot of money on this weekend! That would be the best correction for those of us who will still be down there. I know you have little control over the issues, but, it would be great to see you!!

Sammy440's picture

Last year the venue management was terrible and VIP area was the worst. It was so bad I received 50% off VIP tickets this year. I'm sure the battle/process to get refunded tickets will be a joy. I would not have advertised it as your party without proper oversight.

allikurt's picture

Sammy,
Life is full of curveballs.... We had six of us coming from Ohio and like everyone else lost money due to the cancellation. Anything that you can do we would greatly appreciate. We have never won the lottery for the Cabo tickets but we go see you whenever we can. Thank you for being you, you bring lots of joy to many people. Until next time....
Allison

kphorvath's picture

I am also bummed out, bought my ticket and rented a house back in January. That’s along time putting out that much money. And making it up by offering free show in Cabo? Ya a tuff one to swallow. Ya find bars and play to the ones that can prove they purchased tickets to this show. And the folks from Seattle! See ya on the flight down.

janiekoopmans's picture

Sammy,

I know that this unbelievable situation is no fault of yours. I know how important your fans are to you, this must be killing you. I appreciate you putting on a free show on first come first serve basis in Cabo October 8th. I myself have lost a couple thousand dollars on air, hotel and tickets, from the cancellation of the High Tide Beach Party. I have plans to come to Cabo for the Birthday Bash week. I was not fortunate enough to win the ticket lottery, but plan to stand in line for each of the dinner show nights. I am a very loyal fan, and have been to every Birthday Bash in the last 10 years, been to Kari's 80's themed Birthday Party, and every show at the Tulalip.

I had a thought, I know you have already announced the October 8th show as free first come first serve, what if you give the fans that had/have proof of tickets to the High Tide Beach Party and still came down to Cabo for the Birthday Bash week, priority entrance with on October 8th. I understand if this is not possible, but would really appreciate your consideration.

Sincerely,
Janie

joejoe642's picture

Same here-coming from Seattle, 3 tickets. Spent a lot of money on airfare, hotel, car rental....this blows. It’s cool that your offering free shows in Cabo and elsewhere, but I can’t afford Cabo and elsewhere. Had my sights set on this. This one hurts....Sammy-anything you can do???? Still want to rock out.....

kcrules69's picture

I am in the same boat traveling from New York, all set with everything then this nonsense. Sammy how about you and the band play at a local Huntington Beach bar for all of us
that are still coming there.. Long Time Fan...

Garry Cooke's picture

Can’t believe this has happened Sammy. Totally totally gutted. Spent a fortune on flights coming over from the U.K. and our whole trip. Can’t get down to Cabo as other plans were made after High Tide. As you never come across the pond to England anymore, how about a gesture to any fans that have paid so much money and are travelling so far for this event. Maybe a guaranteed chance to purchase tickets for one of your Birthday dates in Cabo next year ??? Would love that opportunity Sam. Don’t suppose you will be in the Cabo Wabo in L.A on 25th/26th September by any chance ??
Any guys recommend anywhere to hang out around Huntington Beach ?
Anyway Sammy this is beyond your control. Keep up the good work man.
My wife and I would love to experience Cabo next year if there was any chance of tickets.