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Old 04-24-2003, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Concert Ticket Prices

Let me tell you some of the top prices being asked for concerts that are coming to my area this summer:

Eagles.......................$125.00
Fleetwood Mac..........$128.00
Aerosmith &
Kiss............................$128.00
Cher...........................$80.00

But on a much more sane note, George Thorogood & the Destoyers are playing at a local festival for EIGHT DOLLARS!!!!

Granted, there are tickets available to these shows for a measly 50 bucks or so, but tell me, where would you draw the line on paying these prices? Is any concert worth it to you to pay possibly $250.00 dollars for you and your date BEFORE parking and food and drinks? So, Rock On!
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Old 04-24-2003, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only concert I'd pay $250 for is if John Lennon and George Harrison were resurrected and the Beatles got back together and toured.

I can't think of anyone else I'd pay that much for.
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Old 04-24-2003, 02:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I paid $165 for Clapton two summers ago and $125 for Dylan/Paul Simon a few summers ago. Not too many other acts would be worth it to me. Maybe if Pink Floyd got back together (not likely) I'd pay a lot to see them. Or maybe if Cat Stevens got his head out of his ass....
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Old 04-24-2003, 03:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hehe... Cat Stevens is crazy

I payed a shiatload to see McCartney last year but I wasn't the least bit dissapointed (except for the fact that they were selling $80 T-shirts on top of that)
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Old 04-24-2003, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, for $250 a show becomes an investment. I would much rather have something tangible for that kind of money.
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How much are smaller venue shows going for now (for semi-popular bands?)

Last show I saw was Hum in 1998 and I think that was $12.
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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concert ticket prices are just stupid now. same as sports tickets.

I could never afford to buy tickets to the leafs, they are starting prices of over $100/seat its insane.
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've payed that much and alot more. And I'll probably continue to. Concerts, all day music festivals, or any old live music is a very large part of my off time. I'll agree the prices are getting pretty high, but its not concert specific.

-Sidenote-

With all of the music stealing/sharing that is going on, I'm not surprised nor bothered by these prices either. What is lost from one source is made up for in another.
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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if the stones showed up around my area one more time, i think i would have to pay the cash and check it out, i mean we all kno keith richards will never die, he is fuckin preserved, but what about the rest of em?
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Old 04-24-2003, 05:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i paid $75 to see NIN in a small club in portland oregon back in the early ninties, I think the face value on ticket was $15. Thats the most I have ever paid for a ticket. 2 tickets to sit in the grass for Jimmy buffet in Nashville was $80.

Luckilly here in nashville we have a few annual events that get good names for little or no money. River stages ( http://www.nashvilleriverstages.com/2003/ ) is a 3 day festival with groups ranging from everclear, John Mayer, steve winwood with prices at $4o for a 3 day pass.

They put on a show called dancin in the district every thursday on the waterfront with various groups from different genres. Last year ended with blues traveller. I heck of a deal for a free event. This year they are actually charging an admission buy its only $3 ( http://www.dancininthedistrict.com/ditd_main.phtml )

Of course there more country than you can stand in the clubs here, unfortunatly thats my least fav type of music.
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Old 04-24-2003, 05:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yikes....$128 for Kiss & Aerosmith? That's kind of ridiculous. Def Leppard tickets go on sale here Saturday. I think the decent seats are in the $45 range.
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Old 04-24-2003, 08:41 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The only thing I'd pay 250 for is Woodstock. The memories and photos would last a lifetime.

And maybe if Alice in Chains had managed to show up somewhere without cancelling before Stayley died.
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i paid $A150 for a stones ticket when they were in Sydney.
some people paid around $A1500 for good tix though.
David Gray tix sold for $A75, but they sold out in about 30mins here, so they are now double the price on ebay.
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thank god that I know people in the entertainment business... I can sometimes get tickets to concerts, broadway shows, for free or cheap.

Yes, sometimes I have to pay for them, wife knows the head puppeteer for the new Broadway show Avenue Q. It's damned funny... and we paid US$55 for it...

as for paying for concerts, when I was a kid I wouldn't pay more than US$25 for a band and I had to REALLY love them. Over time, I've gone to some shows for about twice that amount even if I don't know them or care, but want to just go to a good gig. I've been able to see some good shows and bands just on the off chance... somehow I saw Mighty Mighty Bosstones like 4 times in one year.

But it does get ridiculous... I forgot how much the one night of King Of Pop Micheal Jackson cost... that was just rediculous.
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Dude, I'm hanging out with cynthetiq from now on!
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