After spending what they told KFOR was "hundreds" on tickets for a performance of Disney's "Frozen On Ice," two Utah women were removed mid-way through the show. Kandra Pearson and Andrea Bedke were reportedly distracting viewers from enjoying the ice skating adaptation of the inanely popular Frozen film. Pearson and Bedke weren't wasted or heckling the show—which is what one would assume would be the cause of grown adults being asked to leave a performance. Instead, staff asked the women to leave because they looked too good.
Frank Zang, a spokesman for the company that owns the Salt Lake City arena where the performance was held, explained the removal to KFOR.
Their costumes and characters were so real that they disrupted the live performance due to the volume of other patrons seeking to take photographs. Multiple requests were made by the 'Disney on Ice' production for them to stop posing for pictures during the show. At intermission, guest services staff asked them to leave the arena to prevent further disturbances.... It was unfortunate that they became too popular among the fans.
As an apology, arena staff refunded the women and gave them two tickets to a Utah Jazz game. That doesn't sound like a fair trade in the least.
"We weren't doing anything disorderly," Pearson said in response to her popularity at the show. "We were customers simply trying to enjoy a Disney show."
It's a shame the women didn't get to see the show they were clearly very excited for. Now, though, they've discovered a second career as Frozen impersonators.