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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:13 AM
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I cannot believe concert tickets are so expensive.
Ticket is $50 without additional charges and about $70 with them. I cannot afford that. It really pisses me off.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:14 AM
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1. My first concert, the seats were 8.50 and 10.50.
We bought tickets right at the box office. No "convenience" fees or special taxes.
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LiberalinNC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:14 AM
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2. I just paid $75.00 for Eagle Tickets
and that was for the "medium" priced tickets, better seats go up to $140.00 - that's just crazy! I must be getting old, I remember when tickets were like $18.00 to $25.00
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greendog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:24 AM
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3. I remember paying less than two bucks for concert tickets...
...25 years ago.

Mink Deville, Rockpile(Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds), and Elvis Costello and the Attractions. $1.95.

There are very few acts today that are worth more than $35.00.


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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:28 AM
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4. The last time the Stones
came through here it was $200.00 to get anywhere close to the stage. We paid a lot less but it was still very expensive. Our seats we up fairly high but right above the stage so we could see very well but still, it is too expensive to go to very many concerts.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:29 AM
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5. I can't believe Ticketron charges. I just bought two $59. tickets and
Fuckemtron just added an extra 12 buck charge to that on each ticket.
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:29 AM
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6. Last tickets I bought were $6 each
Of course, it's a local band and I know the singer.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:33 AM
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7. Thanks Ticketmaster!
I know you're talking about U2...aren't you?

And that is fucking expensive, but they know people will pay it.

Like me.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:40 AM
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8. What sort of concert?
Your avatar rather implies Pink Floyd (if memory serves me).

With opera $70 is dirt cheap, you can easily get up to 150 ($300) in London.
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:07 PM
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10. U2.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:46 AM
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9. 7.50 for row g tickets at the first rolling stones concert
in the chicago`s arie crown theater..a girl got front row center ticket that was also 7.50.. cream concert in chicago-we bought tickets for seats that were off the floor,our friend who didn`t have a ticket purchased floor ticket at the ticket booth an hour before the show...
"those were the days"..wheels of fire
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