After selling out in just seven days, this weekend’s Ruby Party is sure to be a night to remember. But some would-be partygoers may remember very little of the actual event, especially if they have been unfortunate enough to buy one of the counterfeit tickets currently in circulation. With requests for tickets on Pinkboard.com.au reaching a frantic level (including one offer to pay $300 for a ticket), at least 10 people have bought the fakes, according to organiser DJ Ruby. I don’t know how many there are, we have no idea. We know of at least 10 -“ we have purchased two of them from one of the people who was selling them, Ruby told the Star. Ruby said he believed counterfeit tickets had been sold through Gay.com and possibly Pinkboard.com.au and Gaydar.com.au. Tickets bought through official outlets or from the official Ruby website were definitely safe. The police have been notified, and Ruby said the counterfeiters would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Increased security checks could cause delays at the door, Ruby said. To counter the hold-ups, organisers have employed extra staff and hired heaters to warm up the queue outside the Midnight Shift. In addition, there will be a ticket checking service upstairs at the Shift from 9pm to 10pm tomorrow night, where anyone who is unsure of the validity of their party ticket can get some peace of mind. Or, perhaps, start making other plans.

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