Beware of Sweet 16 Party Ticket Scalpers

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According to our friends over at the LA Times Funland Blog:

Fans forking over $500 or more to buy tickets on eBay for Miley Cyrus’ Sweet 16 birthday party at Disneyland may be in for a harsh surprise when they arrive at the Hollywood–style red carpet event on Oct. 5.

The Anaheim theme park has instituted strict anti-scalping procedures designed to prevent reselling of tickets at online auction sites such as eBay — where more than 50 “Miley Cyrus Sweet 16 birthday party” tickets have been for sale in recent days.

The exclusive event featuring the “Hannah Montana” star sold out almost immediately, with the general public snatching up the 5,000 available tickets at $250 a pop. Profiteers immediately put the coveted Cyrus tickets up for sale on eBay with prices starting at $500 apiece.

But here’s the catch. Tickets won’t be issued until the day of the event — and then only to the original purchaser after 2 p.m. at the main gate. (The event runs from 6 to 11 p.m.)

And that’s not all:

— The original purchaser must provide a confirmation letter, identification and signature at the check-in booth in order to receive the tickets.
— Everyone attending the event must be present when the tickets are issued.
— A Disneyland employee will escort the credentialed group into the theme park.