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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 03:31 PM
i have to say i haven't missed a beacon show in 8 years but this year i am not going to one show . i can't believe that they would raise the ticket prices from 85 dollars to 150 dollars . i guess the allman fell to the corrparte bull crap of cablevision and the dolans . they should of picked a different place to play and keep the tickets price lower where people can afford them . by raising the prices so high you are knocking out the real fans and the only ones that are going to be able to buy the good seat are all the yuppie dickheads . all the real fans will have to pay the 60 and sitting all the way up top and to me that not fair . so i hope alot more people boycott the shows and show the band to stay away from the dolans and not to sell out to the corprate world ..this really sucks since i have been seeing the band since 1978 and now they just priced me out of going to shows...................good by and i hope you enjoy the money you make on the shows from all the corprate yuppies
 
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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 03:36 PM
Looks like I might have to get my Beacon Lodge seat fix in March for Ratdog.
Can't afford 150$

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 04:00 PM
I'm not sure who this really is but with a name like "joint" and a post like that as your ONLY post > you are suspect for sure.

joint your post makes sense but your name is a give-a-way.

not that we care that much.

opinions here are the norm.

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 04:00 PM
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i have to say i haven't missed a beacon show in 8 years but this year i am not going to one show . i can't believe that they would raise the ticket prices from 85 dollars to 150 dollars . i guess the allman fell to the corrparte bull crap of cablevision and the dolans . they should of picked a different place to play and keep the tickets price lower where people can afford them . by raising the prices so high you are knocking out the real fans and the only ones that are going to be able to buy the good seat are all the yuppie dickheads . all the real fans will have to pay the 60 and sitting all the way up top and to me that not fair . so i hope alot more people boycott the shows and show the band to stay away from the dolans and not to sell out to the corprate world ..this really sucks since i have been seeing the band since 1978 and now they just priced me out of going to shows...................good by and i hope you enjoy the money you make on the shows from all the corprate yuppies



I feel your pain and I am right there with you. I might buy balcony seats for one or two shows or I might just pass. This is sad as I have been a loyal customer for the Beacon run over the last fifteen years. I have gone to three shows or more per run over the last eight years or so, four the last two years. I am completely bummed and just might have to boycott the shows right along with you.

As much as I love the Beacon, I would rather they move the run someplace else where they can keep the prices affordable. And don't forget, you have to add $10 to $15 per ticket for Ticketba$tard to get their cut. Dolan must be paying that Stormtrooper security force very well.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 04:02 PM
Now it will only be drunks with deep pockets sloshing beer on each other and standing up in front of others with deep pockets

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 04:05 PM
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Looks like I might have to get my Beacon Lodge seat fix in March for Ratdog.
Can't afford 150$



Get your loge fix now, because I'm sure next time Ratdog plays the Beacon those tickets will get the same type of increase. Dolan's gonna do this for every act they think they can sell out. It will be interesting to see how many are willing to pay these crazy prices and how many will say screw it and stay home.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 04:32 PM
The only problem with moving it is that the Dolan's own all the other viable venues in NYC. Radio City, Theater at MSG etc. I knew this was going to happen the second the purchase of the theater was announced, but who knew it would be so much so fast. Who knows, maybe the United Theater could accommodate the run, but maybe the band doesn't want to move it. Who could blame them? It's been home to this run for a long time. I wonder what it's going to be like if and when the orchestra goes to general admission. That's when it's going to get real interesting. Despite the colorful post, I think joint also has a valid point about the folks who would be dishing out for those expensive seats. This will be my 12th year going down and the first 10 of them were some of the most laid back shows where one was surrounded by nothing but real good folks. The last 2 years it's almost like our little secret got out and now folks go because it's the thing to do. I got into it with a couple of kids back in '05 who were standing on seats with their backs to the stage taking pictures with their cell phones. They had no interest in what was going on up on that stage and for those of us who aren't rich but want to see our favorite band it sure is frustrating. I know things change, and I know EVERYONE has a right to enjoy themselves, but there seems to be a lot less respecting your neighbor going on these days. Maybe I'm just the victim of bad geography or maybe I'm just old. Who knows.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 04:49 PM
Well I called up the group I usually got to The Beacon shows with (we go to at least 3 a year during weeknights) about this years shows (I'm the one who usually gets the tix, sometimes someone else will pick up a show or 2). All were excited until I mentioned the increased prices. Discussion ensued. Decision made. One show only. Date to be decided upon later. After last years run we had discussed cutting back anyway. We all love to see the band, it's just that the vibe has changed and more and more disinterested people seem to be showing up to talk away the whole time instead of paying attention and listening to the band. I imagine it's only going to get worse this year in that regard.
 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 06:24 PM
Dolan is such a jerkoff

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 08:38 PM
First lousy security last year and now this. I knew Dolan would ruin the Beacon.

Apologies to the band, but this will be the first time since '92 I will not go to the Beacon.

$150 face value??? That is insane.

Here' s to hoping they play somewhere else next.


One more thing, F$%k you Dolan. You've ruined the ABB at the Beacon now too.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 08:48 PM
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150 dollars .
I've seen Dickey 6 times since he was "faxed" from the band,and havn't paid that much for all 6 together!

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 08:53 PM
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Looks like I might have to get my Beacon Lodge seat fix in March for Ratdog.
Can't afford 150$



Get your loge fix now, because I'm sure next time Ratdog plays the Beacon those tickets will get the same type of increase. Dolan's gonna do this for every act they think they can sell out. It will be interesting to see how many are willing to pay these crazy prices and how many will say screw it and stay home.

I'm afraid you're right sixty.
Plan B:
Buy roundtrip airplane ticket to Boca and visit grandma in for a long weekend in March. Hopefully catch Ratdog and a spring training game. Not my first choice but better than 150$ x 4 tickets which I usually buy.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 10:28 PM
I guess the question I have is who sets ticket prices??? If its the Dolans and band thought ticket costs were too high then why are the ABB going along with it? You would think band has a say in ticket costs. Seems to me they band and dolans may be testing the waters to see how much they will get in 2009 for 40th anniversay tickets.

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 10:29 PM
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First lousy security last year and now this. I knew Dolan would ruin the Beacon.

Apologies to the band, but this will be the first time since '92 I will not go to the Beacon.

$150 face value??? That is insane.

Here' s to hoping they play somewhere else next.


One more thing, F$%k you Dolan. You've ruined the ABB at the Beacon now too.



I couldn't agree more!!!!

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 10:33 PM
Guys.... first lets see what this $149 deal really is about..
As I mentioned, it could just be a VIP kinda thing..

Patience my good friends


But I do agree.. EFF the Dolans

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 10:36 PM
They should have played the Hammerstein instead. I would rather suffer through the pain of standing for three hours than the pain I will suffer not being able to attend any shows. I haven't missed a run since 1993 and have gone to four shows each of the last two runs. It will be strange not to go at all. Maybe I will do one show if I can get a decent lower balcony seat. THIS JUST REALLY SUCKS!!!!

 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 10:40 PM
Ouch........these prices hurt. It's one thing to sit in the cheap seats with my friends for a night and have a good time just paying for myself but if i take my wife to a show, I'll only sit way up close or first few rows of the loge. That's a $ 300.00 plus night. I'll still be there though. I'll just cut back on some other stuff in May. I think they'll be high demand for these shows but contrary to what others mentioned I think they'll be less fair weather fans this year. There's way more to do in NYC in May than in March. They'll be interleague Mets/Yanks in the middle of the run plus Cleveland at Yankee Stadium and Atlanta at Shea. People even start heading to NJ shore and the Hamptons if the weather is nice. Just random thoughts...........at the end of the day it will be about great music once again.
 

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  posted on 1/27/2008 at 10:59 PM
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Guys.... first lets see what this $149 deal really is about..
As I mentioned, it could just be a VIP kinda thing..

Patience my good friends


But I do agree.. EFF the Dolans


I hope I'm wrong, but the way it is stated on the TicketBa$tard site the orch and loge seats are gonna be $150.00 per. I would never wish bad for the band after all the joy they have given me, but I would love to see these shows half empty just to stick it to Dolan and his greedy ego. I have seen the ABB over 50 times now, over 30 of those at the Beacon. Now I will have to just settle for a couple of summer shed shows. .......and life moves on in our ever changing corporate world.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 01:20 AM
how much is balc going to be
 

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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 02:52 AM
Hi everyone. i
have been to just about every Beacon run since the beginning. I am not bragging, at all. But what concerns me is this...My buddy Mark and I couldn't make the 2007 shows, the first time in years.
Be that as it may, I have read a ton of just rotten security vibes from last year....I am a bit concerened. My buddy and I do at least 3-45 gigs a year(beacon theatre) , usually in the first 5 rows. and there is speculation that security is , or has formed a "wall" in front of the stage??? Is this true?
This is the one gig, that I am privileged to attend. I have not made the ABB shows in Massachusetts in the last 2 years , simply cause tickets are ridiculously expensive. and unfortunately, work etc. And granted we never know, whats gonna be smoked , stoked, and you better believe dancing , I just wondered, are Mark and I in for a rude awakening?


 

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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 02:55 AM
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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 07:01 AM
$150 for the Loge????????????

I thought that was just the floor! F ThAT!!


Next year they should play the Palace Theater, or skip NYC all together and play the Fox or Orpheum.

PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE: For me and my wife to go to ONE freakin' show will cost me exactly 25% of my monthly rent!!!

 

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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 07:05 AM
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The only problem with moving it is that the Dolan's own all the other viable venues in NYC. Radio City, Theater at MSG etc. I knew this was going to happen the second the purchase of the theater was announced, but who knew it would be so much so fast. Who knows, maybe the United Theater could accommodate the run, but maybe the band doesn't want to move it. Who could blame them? It's been home to this run for a long time. I wonder what it's going to be like if and when the orchestra goes to general admission. That's when it's going to get real interesting. Despite the colorful post, I think joint also has a valid point about the folks who would be dishing out for those expensive seats. This will be my 12th year going down and the first 10 of them were some of the most laid back shows where one was surrounded by nothing but real good folks. The last 2 years it's almost like our little secret got out and now folks go because it's the thing to do. I got into it with a couple of kids back in '05 who were standing on seats with their backs to the stage taking pictures with their cell phones. They had no interest in what was going on up on that stage and for those of us who aren't rich but want to see our favorite band it sure is frustrating. I know things change, and I know EVERYONE has a right to enjoy themselves, but there seems to be a lot less respecting your neighbor going on these days. Maybe I'm just the victim of bad geography or maybe I'm just old. Who knows.


NJPAC in Newark, half an hour from NYC, great venue ala Alice Tully Hall or the New York State Theater in Lincoln Center, big orchestra and two rings of seats, Phil and Friends played there a few years ago. Not the nicest area, but they are working on it.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 07:09 AM
"We all love to see the band, it's just that the vibe has changed and more and more disinterested people seem to be showing up to talk away the whole time instead of paying attention and listening to the band."

I am with you guys, the price increase is tough, but MAYBE a side benefit will be that people like Hankpipes describe above will be eliminated by the pricing. Let's hope so. Anyway, if you're used to going to five or six shows, go to 2 or 3 this year. I only hope that the band sees at least 50% of the price increase.

 

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  posted on 1/28/2008 at 08:06 AM
I'm stunned! Everybody understands that prices go up,but practically double is RAPE!
Going to multiple shows is out the question. I'll might go to 1 show , because we might getting near the end of the road for our favorite band.They shouldn't even set up T-shirt stand in the lobby, who the hell is going to have any money leftover.In this current economic enivironment 15 shows with overinflated prices will mean many empty seats. We've got our Beacon alright, right up our asses.

 
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