Bogus Company ripping off ZZ Top and other fans "Ground Control"

Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:33 PM By: DRTURL

ZZ TOP: You all need to know that there is a company out here claiming to sell tickets to your shows. I purchased two tickets well in advance front and center for your Troutdale Venue. My wife has never seen you and I have follwed you from age 16 - 53 from Buffalo, MS, Louisiana, MS, and now WA. Looks like I have been ripped off royally through this company "Ground control" Seems like they're ripping people off left and right and I just lost $185.00 and will not be able to see this show FUK. Here's the info on this crooked fkn company ripping off your fans

ground(ctrl) HQ

120 K Street Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

1.877.GND.CTRL

info@groundctrl.com

  1. William avatar

    I have had my share of disgust with ground cntrl. My last VIP was October 10th and i am still waiting on the autographed litho....i call BULLSHIT ! fulfilled my ass !

  2. Hogfan avatar

    I also did not receive my autographed lithographs as promised and credit card company will not let me dispute the charges. They say there is no way to figure out just how much the autographs were of $750 I spent. It has beenn 6 months and I still have not received them.

  3. linger224 avatar

    i purchased tix for the september show in St Louis i did receive my tix at the will call window but i have never received the lithographs we were promised we were told they would be shipped to our house at a later date i know its just lithographs but we paid for them on a positive note ZZ rocked the house as usual

  4. daddydarbo avatar

    10-26-2012
    CLASS NEVER GOES OUTTA STYLE.

    THANK YOU FRANK, DUSTY AND BILLY FOR A HALL OF FAME SHOW.........
    FANTASTIC NEW VENUE......

    DONT LET THE BLOGS FOOL ANYONE......
    THE NAYSAYERS MUSTA BEEN STONED AND MISSED IT.

    VERY VERY CLASS ACT, I WAS FRONT AND CENTER.
    WATCHING THE BEST GUITARS AND DRUMMER
    TO EVER GRACE THE PLANET OF WOMEN.

    PABLO AND JERROD HANDLED THE MEET AND GREET WITH PROFESSIONAL YET PERSONABLE WORK.

    I DO NOT CARE IF I EVER SEE ANOTHER SHOW....THAT WAS GOOD GENTELMEN.
    WE EVEN GOT TO SEE GIZZMO.

    I JUST DO NOT SEE HOW ANYONE CAN CRITICIZE THIS SHOW.
    MAYBE I JUST KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT........
    AND WAS PLEASENTLY SATISFIED.

    THANKS AGAIN TO THE WHOLE CREW.
    NOW..... I GOTSTA GET BACK TO WORK COZZ
    I GOTSTA GET PAID.

  5. Tmorrow avatar

    I bought 4 Gold VIP Packages through this same company. Luckily we did get the tickets at the venue at the will call window..however...the "extras" in the Gold package where supposed to arrive at our home via UPS....never arrived. What a scam! The actual ticket value is $85.00...the additonal $40.00 was to cover the VIP "extras"....$120.00 down the drain....You would think that whoever runs this set up for ZZTop would do something about this! I have alwaysw used Stub Hub in the past....no problems....I love ZZTop, but this will be the last time I see them I guess...This is an absolute RIP OFF...and I'm telling everyone I know!!!!! I"ve call this company all day long....stupid recording and no one ever answers....

  6. Cornsnoot avatar

    We attended the June 27 2012 show @ DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI and bought the diamond VIP package with the same understanding that you had about the autographed lithograph being mailed, but likewise have received nothing as of Oct. 18th. We opened request #87329 with ground control and they said "The lithograph that is included in your package will be shipped out to you as soon as we receive a shipment of them at our warehouse." The order number says it has been fulfilled and there are no items being shipped which is contrary to what the order was to include. namely the autographed lithograph. When we were backstage at the "Meet and Greet" photo shoot, Kristina asked us, " WAS ANYONE HERE STUPID ENOUGH TO CALL THAT NUMBER?" When a few people (including me) raised their hand she ridiculed us by saying, "Did you really believe I was going to give out my real number to 800 people?!!" I thought, "You were the one who gave US the number to contact you in the first place and now you think I should feel guilty like I'm some kind of stalker who failed to get your personal private number so I could harass you?!!" How weird is that?!!

    At the photo shoot Billy is holding a photo that I brought for his viewing pleasure. It was taken in 1974 at the Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, IN when Wishbone Ash opened for ZZ Top! He liked it so much that he said he would sign it for me if I hung around until the photo shoot was over, but that was not to happen as he left without signing it. We were just herded through like cattle for the Meet and Greet backstage without even a minute per person to speak with the boys and were told by Kristine that they would not be signing ANYTHING we brought. As much money as we paid I thought we got slighted. Has ANYONE from this date gotten their lithograph mailed to them?!!! Or is it just me? I have the impending feeling of doom that I have been cheated and that we will NEVER see anything in the mail that I paid for; namely the autographed lithograph.

  7. DRTURL avatar

    Ground Control SUX - Staying with teh major promoters from now on

  8. DRTURL avatar

    I tried for 2 weeks to contact anybody with your company. "Never Again"

  9. DRTURL avatar

    who said anything about this band owing me anything? Wrong blog girly. As far as charging $500.00 pop though, one should be able to do more than a walk by and a photo. I've had VIP Back Stage passes before, and hung out with, talked with and photo opped with bands. My Blog remark was about this company named Ground control not shipping tickets and having a totally crappy website and service. (BTW: no reply necessary.) K?

  10. lamanjf avatar

    Well, I guess the million dollar question is; did anyone actually get tickets? get the vip package as described on the website??

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