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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 12:48 PM
How Much Would You Pay To See Prince, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, and James Taylor?

If you said "$15K, obviously!" -- this one's for you. The Wall Street Journal offers up good news for people who like absurd news:

This summer, promoters are offering a new service for VIP concert-goers: eliminating the riffraff altogether.

A new five-concert series called "Social" will debut in East Hampton, N.Y., in July, with a pass to all five shows costing $15,000. (Tickets aren't available for individual shows.)

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The Social lineup is hardly cutting-edge -- it includes Prince, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews, Tom Petty and James Taylor.

Think that's a lot? Don't worry 'cause Bulldog Entertainment (the genius organization behind the series) will soften the blow with to-die-for amenities like free parking!

Actually punters also will be treated to celebrity-chef prepared meals and "seating will include daybeds, ottomans and Moroccan pillows." But for $15,000 they better include a live set by three or more Beatles.
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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 12:55 PM
Hell No...not 15 cents.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:02 PM
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Hell No...not 15 cents.


Well, maybe for a James Taylor solo set.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:06 PM
I would not pay $15,000 to see anybody live - free parking of not. If I had that kind of spare change laying around I would donate it towards something more meaningful (like feeding a family for a year, a years lodging for a homeless individual, etc, etc)

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:12 PM
I think they should have valet parking for that price.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:13 PM
I would pay 15,000 to have the ABB play in my backyard.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:15 PM
Promoters are getting silly with all these packages , soon everyone will pay primo$$$ to sit close at shows , pricing starts highest for up close then cheapens for further back .
This would'nt be bad if the price was'nt so rediculous for the great seats , $225 to sit up close for the Police at a stadium show PALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:18 PM
You could put the Pope, the Dali Lama, and Jesus Christ himself on the bill and I wouldn't pay close to that price. Of course we are talking about the snooty Hamptons crowd here. Those who probably don't give a damn about the music, but want to rub elbows with other rich folk. I have attended a few shows in the Hamptons including an ABB show at Southhampton College and the audiences were all among the lamest I have ever seen. When I saw CSN there Stephen Stills was practically begging the crowd to wake up and when the crowd didn't sing during 'Our House' the band seemed downright insulted. And I'm talking about a large crowd, probably about 8 to 10K. It was almost as lame when I saw the Brothers out there. Most of the rich folks on the east end of Long Island go to such events just because it is the thing to do. I'm a little surprised Dave Matthews is involved.

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 01:19 PM
I'd pay Derek $ 15,000 to play at my summer cookout.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 03:38 PM
Where is my seat?

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 04:01 PM
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i'll bring the pig! ..................to cook i mean............no, wait. it's a pig roast, right?

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 04:03 PM
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I would pay 15,000 to have the ABB play in my backyard.


I'm there! Save me a seat....next to the blonde with the Hammond.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 04:04 PM
ROFLMAO

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 10:14 PM
I wouldn't go see Prince even if it was free!
 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 10:17 PM
I'd see Prince for free... that guy's a musician.

 

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  posted on 5/18/2007 at 10:58 PM
Would love to see Prince and James Taylor, but not for any more money than it would cost go see the ABB...

 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 12:51 AM
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Would you pay $15,000 to see Prince?


only if he buys his fair share of rounds!



 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 08:56 AM
Only seeing Duane again would be ...............PRICELESS
 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 10:44 AM
If I had the money and you threw in door-to-door service and put me up at a house in the Hamptons between shows, this might appeal to me.
I'd love to see Prince, and I've seen the others, except Dave, and enjoyed them.
The whole thing sounds like one of those "to see and be seen" gigs for the rich and famous and other wannabes.

In July, you'll find me at these 2 events on Long Island: Great South Bay Music Festival with Richie Havens, Railroad Earth, Foghat and others, and Riverhead Blues Festival (only $5!) with Devon and Honeytribe, and some great local bands
More fun and a lot easier on my wallet.

 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 09:48 PM
I wouldn't pay 15 Grand to see my deceased father !

 

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  posted on 5/19/2007 at 10:11 PM
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The whole thing sounds like one of those "to see and be seen" gigs for the rich and famous and other wannabes.


Barb hits the nail on the head here. Unfortunately, if this is successful (and my guess is it will be) a trend may build here, shutting out even more of us hard working limited budget real fans. Look at this years Beacon opener, a private party funded by deep pocketed corporates that was only opened to the public after they realized they couldn't gather enough pretenders to fill the place. Our only hope is that these artists will grow tired of performing in front of these phony baloneys who could give two sh!ts what they're doing on stage and return to their deep rooted adoring fan base.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2007 at 10:19 AM
just the latest in big time profiteering...Las vegas is already booking rockers for a cushy sit down gig at big $$$ and big ticket prices...if the micheal jackson thing takes off will be more of the same...

sorry to say it, but our beacon experience last time was very low quality...5 guys from denver loud talking, loud whistling, singing along loudly in 5 different keys, and trying to impress each other with loud convo with the "latest" band gossip...oh yeah, and the guy across the aisle who yelled," turn it up gregg" every 2.4 minutes all night. wouldn't pay 15 large but i might be interested in a higher quality presentation. i guess that's why we mostly go to jazz performances in listening rooms these days.

BTW, prince is a killa and the band/show is second to none...

 

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  posted on 5/20/2007 at 10:41 AM
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I'd pay Derek $ 15,000 to play at my summer cookout.


Funny thing is you could probablly book it for 1/3rd that

 

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