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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:17 AM
250 bucks for anything up front...175 bucks to sit at the back of the orchestra?Are people paying these prices?I love steely dan and would go to a show but damn that is steep!
 
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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:20 AM
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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:40 AM
NOT I either.

Who makes enough money to afford these prices? Don't these artists realize this or are they just greedy?

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:46 AM
I paid that a few years ago when they came to the Beacon. Saw Larry Carlton from the first row. That was worth it to me.

I also picked up another pair for 9/14 in row DD.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:59 AM
Well the promoter sets the prices so don't blame the artist completely. That said, the promoter buys the show and ticket prices are based partially on what the artist's asking price is.

The entire industry has been out of reality for quite a while now. The inflation rate on shows far exceeds the inflation rate of life. No one to blame but ourselves because we will pay these outrageous amounts. The Stones, Eagles, Clapton and many others began testing the waters long ago as to how much they can actually ask.

When you can afford to buy an artists' complete recorded works for less than a two hour concert will cost, where is the logic. Just making rich people even richer at our expense. I personally would never even consider $250 for Steely Dan or any other artist. I have seen them for a fraction of that cost and they were great shows but not at that money.

As with sports, movies or any entertainment, the music industry needs a wake up call. Empty seats would send a message in any entertainment field. If Steely Dan sold no seats at that price then the promoter and artist would have to reconsider. But people always buy them.

$300 to watch a 70yrs old Mick Jagger lose his breathe running around some massive stage? Not me. Both Mick and Keith are on the Top 10 for wealiest in the UK and they need to make another 100 million on a tour? Can't blame them for doing it as we just empty our pockets for them. A bunch of guys that are far past their prime and have not released an album that mattered in 30 to 40 years depending on tastes. Don't mean to pick on the Stones. Just using as an example because it is so easy.

Price will be based on demand if people pay it then they are the only ones to blame.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 10:31 AM
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250 bucks for anything up front...175 bucks to sit at the back of the orchestra?Are people paying these prices?I love steely dan and would go to a show but damn that is steep!


That's half the VIP price for the ABB, and the ABB front row was $750.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 03:00 PM
the silly VIP seats for the allman shows were only for the first couple of rows...i saw several allman shows in row C and D for 170....the steely dan shows are priced at 250 all in for most of the front section and 170 bucks to sit at the back of the orchestra....this aint the beatles re-union lol....we have ourselves to blame for paying these prices and that is coming from of the biggest music fans and concert goers out there...me!.......same thing to go see a ballgame...hundreds of dollars to sit anywhere near the action.....something has to give doesnt it?i mean the economy stinks and people are out of work etc...who is paying these prices?

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 04:45 PM
PASS!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 05:11 PM
I look forward to Steely Dan coming to The Beacon the way I look forward to the ABB coming to The Beacon. I remember sitting about 10 rows back center orchestra two years ago and paying about $160 for the seat. Unfortunately, with the sucky economy and business being in the dumper for the last year and a half (especially the last 6 mos.) unless I hit the lottery I'm going to have to pass on this run.

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 05:49 PM
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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 08:04 PM
Come to Danbury, CT. The Ives Center is a beautiful outdoor venue maybe 90 minutes from the Beacon.
Tickets will be $152, $77 and $67 for reserved seats, and $37 for general admission lawn seats. All tickets will also have a service charge.


 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 08:45 PM
I wouldn't pay that for Steely DAn; if people do that is their choice. The concert business has been hurting recently; largely due to crazy prices. The uber acts like U@ and The Stones seem to be able to command the prices - more power to them

BTW - on a personal note that last few years I have frequently dropped down a tier in my ticket selection. The tickets have to be really great or the show really great to pop for one section up. For the most part 10 rows closer ain't worth 100 bucks more. That said, at most of these shows someone is spending the bucks

 

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  posted on 5/17/2011 at 09:39 PM
The 4-day pass for the price of 3 shows is a good idea. Maybe another band that frequents this venue should consider something like this.
 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 06:30 AM
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Come to Danbury, CT. The Ives Center is a beautiful outdoor venue maybe 90 minutes from the Beacon.
Tickets will be $152, $77 and $67 for reserved seats, and $37 for general admission lawn seats. All tickets will also have a service charge.




That's still too much. I don't know the figures to account for inflation but tickets in 1970 at the Fillmore were $5.50, $4.50 and $3.50. The artists and promoters were still getting rich at those prices. Correction, not rich, but very, very comfortable. Can somebody with some knowledge of 1970 dollars do the comparison and let us know what those low prices would equate to in 2011 dollars. I bet we would be shocked at how much the promoters and the big artists are making.
I don't understand why the big sports stars, actors and musicians need and think they deserve so much money. It's outrageous considering the rate of unemployment in this country. The last concert I saw was free and the one before that was the benefit for Red Dog at 50 bucks as a contribution. I refuse to pay more than $50 bucks for anything.
I just don't have it.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 06:44 AM
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250 bucks for anything up front...175 bucks to sit at the back of the orchestra?Are people paying these prices?I love steely dan and would go to a show but damn that is steep!


Two things come to mind here. First, given the prices I've seen for other shows recently here in San Diego, these ticket amounts do not seem out of line to me at all. I mean it is 2011. 2, Steely Dan plays to an older crowd...I mean let's be serious, most in the crowd will be 50+....and guess what?...That age group has the money to spend...Sounds like good marketing to me...

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250 bucks for anything up front...175 bucks to sit at the back of the orchestra?Are people paying these prices?I love steely dan and would go to a show but damn that is steep!
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That's half the VIP price for the ABB, and the ABB front row was $750.


Now...............that is too much $$


 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 06:52 AM
What is the deal with these prices. Not just Steely Dan, overall the Beacon since being taken over by Cablevision seems to be out of control.

Oh how I yearn for the old days

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 09:07 AM
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What is the deal with these prices. Not just Steely Dan, overall the Beacon since being taken over by Cablevision seems to be out of control.

Oh how I yearn for the old days


Definitely. It is as if it has become magical and they should double the price for any act playing their.

The bonus about these prices at the sheds is that they do keep people away. Often venues start having sales/promotions on the tickets especially the lawn seats. I would personally be pissed if I paid $37 for a lawn seat when tickets go on sale and then they sell it to others for $10. But it happens all the time.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 09:25 AM
I saw Muddy Waters for $9.50.......Gonna go see Derek & Susan this Sunday in SF....$51 with the service charges....That's about the top dollar I'm gonna pay to see anyone.....I don't know exactly but I think there's at least 20 bucks worth of service charges for the tickets.

Sports....I don't even consider it anymore....occasionally I'll go to an earthquakes game because I can get a seat for $10 bucks and they play about 1/2 mile from my house so I can walk and not have to pay for parking.

$175 - $250 and up.....I just can't wrap my brain around that.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 12:12 PM
My last big concert ticket was the first set of shows at MSG with Clapton/Winwood-$250.

I can't see me regularly paying that much. Past Beacon ABB run I paid $175 and $100 for Loge!

I was happy to see this year Greg Allman, SDDT, and Warren Haynes Band all around the $50-60 price.

I would pay more for "bigger" acts but no more than $100...$150 tops.




Btw, I bought tickets today for IMELDA MAY at New York's Mercury Lounge for $15 w/fees total $18.50!
She's fun and she rocks!
http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/6493


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  posted on 5/18/2011 at 01:14 PM
$100 is my top line for concert tix (ok - I'll make that $115 after TM gets ahold of me). I personally can't see paying some of the prices that are being charged for the now ever popular 'VIP' seats ... like someone else said here - I'll set 10 rows back and save myself a couple of Benjamins. (and my tix for Steely Dan this summer cost me under $70 with fees for decent tickets)

 

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