Yikes. Ok guys, my fiance and I received an invitation on Hollywood Blvd. to come to a midnight show at the Laugh Factory. The representative on Hollywood Blvd told us we'd get free drinks inside, and that the invite got us into the event for free.
We were hesitant and tired by the time the show came around on the day of. But, we decided to make the 30 mins trip and pay for parking since we'd be getting in free with free drinks. heh.
Well, when we got in, there was a seat planner, that was trying to squish us in the middle of the room, jam packed between everyone else. We didn't want to move, we were comfortable, and didn't want to be squished in beside other people, but the "seat planner" insisted or else we'd be removed.
We then noticed, the signs in the club, that said "a two drink minimum purchase per person is required", and thought that likely means we were misinformed. Sigh. It's no wonder how they make their money. The drinks were jacked up in price. A simple small cup of soda pop was $4 (no refills!). Any other drinks were over $8 and for two people would have made a $40 difference vs FREE like we had thought.
We spoke to the manager about what we were told, and even showed him the printed ticket that mentions the 2 drinks inside deal. But, quite frankly he was a jerk, and didn't care. We either bought drinks or left. We planned our night around this event, the least he could do was let us have the option not to buy drinks, if he wouldn't honor what we were told by his employee!
The owner became rude, and verbally abusive, and at that point it didn't matter if we bought drinks or not, he was going to kick us out. So, my fiance was pretty ticked off about the whole thing, and he called the police to make a report. They came over and talked to us and the owner, and basically sided with us, but there was nothing we could do, since it was a private establishment.
The owner could do what ever he wanted basically. Well, I just want to get the word of mouth around, because I too, can do whatever I want, as a very unsatisfied customer!