GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Bruce Springsteen announced on Friday that he was calling off his Sunday concert in Greensboro in protest of House Bill 2.
However, several people showed up not knowing about the cancelled concert—including Michael Mavrogiannis who traveled from Virginia.
“I'm here at this moment because I spend a lot less time checking the news than most other people these days,” Mavrogiannis said. “Well, I kind of planned a weekend around the concert here.”
Mavrogiannis said this would’ve been his third time seeing the artist. “The songs sound great on the radio. If you get the chance to come hear him live, they sound even better.”
Springsteen released a detailed statement on his website saying, “Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”
As we previously reported, more than 15,000 concert tickets were sold and the cancellation cost the Greensboro Coliseum an estimated net revenue loss of $100,000, according to the venue.
Refunds for people who bought the Springsteen concert tickets in person start Monday at 11 a.m. People who bought tickets online have already been automatically refunded.