Sure, it’s meant to be one the most romantic days of the year, but all over the country, you just know a lot of panic buying is going down.

So you have to feel for Duncan Robb.

The thoughtful boyfriend had actually planned a romantic Valentine’s Day surprise for his girlfriend, only for it to go, well, wrong.

It had all started off so promisingly, with Duncan, from Chesterfield, spotting the Red Hot Chili Peppers – his girlfriend’s favourite band – were playing in Belfast.

Not only that, but tickets were going for £30 – an absolute bargain.

But, as the saying goes, if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is.

Duncan had shelled out for the concert tickets and flights, but on the Wednesday before, the penny dropped.

It was only when his girlfriend did a bit of research that Duncan’s error became clear.

“My girlfriend wanted to know who was [opening for] them. She couldn’t find anything about the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing in Belfast,” he told ABC .

It wasn’t the Red Hot Chilli Peppers the couple were seeing, but the Red Hot Chili Pipers, aka the ‘world’s best bagpipe band.’

There was nothing for Duncan and his girlfriend to do but to enjoy their romantic weekend away.

As it turns out, he’s not the first the make this mistake – and nor will he probably be the last.

“We’re always extremely careful in all advertising,” agent Douglas Gillespie told Newsweek .

“We’ve made sure to put kilts and bagpipes on all the pictures. We would never ever try to pass ourselves off as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We respect them too much,” he said.



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