Don't go to concerts at Vernon Downs

Don't go to concerts at Vernon Downs

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Disappointed

United States

#1 Jul 1, 2011
Last night a friend and I went to see Pat Benetar. We had seats in the second row. When we got there people had taken our seats. Three security people refused to do anything about it. When we complained we were told we could sit in another area. When we went to the other area, they wouldn't let us in. So we left. I don't play at their casino so Vernon Downs found another way to rip me off.
CNYPJ

Watertown, NY

#3 Jul 1, 2011
Disappointed wrote:
Last night a friend and I went to see Pat Benetar. We had seats in the second row. When we got there people had taken our seats. Three security people refused to do anything about it. When we complained we were told we could sit in another area. When we went to the other area, they wouldn't let us in. So we left. I don't play at their casino so Vernon Downs found another way to rip me off.
I went to the concert last night myself. I was among the first in line and was told that the first two rows were for VIPs and you had to have VIP tickets to sit there. I don't know how you had "second row" tickets if you don't play there and aren't a VIP. Anyhow, we sat right up in Section C and had a great time. I got there early to make sure we got a good spot. You probably walked in at 7:58 and expected them to let you sit where you wanted if you bitched, and it didn't work for you. Boo Hoo. We had a great time and the Vernon Downs staff was amazing! There was a lot going on and they handled it very nicely. We were quite impressed and can't wait for the next show out there. And by the way, if you feel you got ripped off on a $10 donation to the food pantry, I really feel for you. That is very sad. I'm sorry, but Wow.
Disappointed

Olmstedville, NY

#4 Jul 2, 2011
CNYPJ wrote:
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I went to the concert last night myself. I was among the first in line and was told that the first two rows were for VIPs and you had to have VIP tickets to sit there. I don't know how you had "second row" tickets if you don't play there and aren't a VIP. Anyhow, we sat right up in Section C and had a great time. I got there early to make sure we got a good spot. You probably walked in at 7:58 and expected them to let you sit where you wanted if you bitched, and it didn't work for you. Boo Hoo. We had a great time and the Vernon Downs staff was amazing! There was a lot going on and they handled it very nicely. We were quite impressed and can't wait for the next show out there. And by the way, if you feel you got ripped off on a $10 donation to the food pantry, I really feel for you. That is very sad. I'm sorry, but Wow.
As a matter of fact, my friend IS a VIP. We were there ahead of time. There sure were a lot of kids in the VIP section and it is very unlikely they are high rollers. What is the point of VIP seating if others are allowed to take the seats? The staff was rude to us. We were willing to sit in another area where seats were available but that was denied to us. As for begrudging poor people food, I have donated plenty to the food bank over the years. That wasn't my point. My point was that we were treated rudely by Vernon Downs staff.
hmmm

Carthage, NY

#5 Jul 2, 2011
Disappointed wrote:
Last night a friend and I went to see Pat Benetar. We had seats in the second row. When we got there people had taken our seats. Three security people refused to do anything about it. When we complained we were told we could sit in another area. When we went to the other area, they wouldn't let us in. So we left. I don't play at their casino so Vernon Downs found another way to rip me off.
So you don't play there, but some how you thought you were entitled to the VIP section?

you have to play there in order to become a VIP. you must be a Turning Stone employee. I went to and will continue to go the concerts at Vernon. I had a great time and in my opinion the security personal and the rest of Vernon's staff were great
Bastat

Utica, NY

#6 Jul 2, 2011
hmmm wrote:
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So you don't play there, but some how you thought you were entitled to the VIP section?
you have to play there in order to become a VIP. you must be a Turning Stone employee. I went to and will continue to go the concerts at Vernon. I had a great time and in my opinion the security personal and the rest of Vernon's staff were great
You, like so many on here, are just trying to be an oppositional jackass.
Bastat

Utica, NY

#7 Jul 2, 2011
Oh, and hmmmm, read what was written.
Wrong

Utica, NY

#8 Jul 2, 2011
Disappointed wrote:
Last night a friend and I went to see Pat Benetar. We had seats in the second row. When we got there people had taken our seats. Three security people refused to do anything about it. When we complained we were told we could sit in another area. When we went to the other area, they wouldn't let us in. So we left. I don't play at their casino so Vernon Downs found another way to rip me off.
Hello??? Were you not paying attention?? Did you not see signs or read the website?? It was general admission, not reserved seating!! They print those seats on all tickets to keep a tally. LMAO!
Disappointed

Olmstedville, NY

#9 Jul 2, 2011
Wrong wrote:
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Hello??? Were you not paying attention?? Did you not see signs or read the website?? It was general admission, not reserved seating!! They print those seats on all tickets to keep a tally. LMAO!
We were willing to sit in the last seat in the worst section because we were told we could go there. Another employee was rude and refused to let us in. Is that general admission?
me knows

New Hartford, NY

#10 Jul 2, 2011
once the owner completes his racino in syracuse, you won't have to worry about spending any money at vernon downs.
well

Carthage, NY

#11 Jul 2, 2011
me knows wrote:
once the owner completes his racino in syracuse, you won't have to worry about spending any money at vernon downs.
won't happen.
I saw a news article about a month ago and it said the Lottery wont approve it because it won't increase their revenue, it will just take away from Vernon & Finger Lakes. they also said IF they were to award another license it would be to the highest bidder from around the state NOT near an existing facility
Dave

Ithaca, NY

#12 Jul 2, 2011
I love Vernon Downs. We saw Bockman Turner Overdraft there and had a great time. They were realy takin care of busness.
me knows

New Hartford, NY

#13 Jul 2, 2011
well wrote:
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won't happen.
I saw a news article about a month ago and it said the Lottery wont approve it because it won't increase their revenue, it will just take away from Vernon & Finger Lakes. they also said IF they were to award another license it would be to the highest bidder from around the state NOT near an existing facility
That's good to know...
Whoa wait up here

Utica, NY

#14 Jul 2, 2011
Vernon is always a nice getaway for some fun. Theres no problem and they pay better than the casino.
matt

United States

#15 May 13, 2014
Cause u probably dressed like a bum and stunck boo hoo hoo maybe you will like the redskin plaza better
Les is More

Mountain View, CA

#17 May 14, 2014
Hell is for Pat Benatar fans
you suck

Whitesboro, NY

#18 May 14, 2014
Lonnie wrote:
You deserve a hard time you got for seeing Pat Benatar. She sucks so I have to assume you do too.
This from a Heart fan. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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