Billionaire ‘Shark Tank’ Theatergoer Turned Away at ‘Hamilton’
“Do you know who I am?” is a phrase most frequent travelers associate with boorish travelers who are trying to bully their way into an upgrade at a hotel or on a flight, but use of the phrase is apparently not limited to diamond guests.
Venture capitalist and “Shark Tank” panelist Chris Sacca reportedly shouted that phrase over and over again after being denied entry to a performance of “Hamilton” last Thursday with tickets purchased from StubHub that turned out to be counterfeit, according to a report in the New York Post.
Unable to be placated by the ticket taker, Sacca, still reportedly repeating “Do you know who I am?”, was told the same thing by a manager at the theater. “He was really getting angry at the ticket scanner,” an eyewitness who works on Broadway told the Post. “He said he was a ‘shark’ on ‘Shark Tank’ and warned it wouldn’t’ be good if they couldn’t get in.”
Sacca had sent a tweet to “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda before the show, asking “Cool if I drop by your place tonight? Any plan around 7:00?” That tweet was later deleted. He left the theater after reportedly spending 20 minutes trying to get into the show and also directed an angry tweet at StubHub, which had sold him the tickets. “There isn’t any way to make it up. You keep ruining people’s experiences. It happens. Every. Single. Night.”
StubHub later sent an apology and reached out to “get him back to a show.”
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