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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:20 PM
Just reading posts today about the price of the Dead tickets, and looking over on Pollstar they have a blog going about prices. I have to say the $100 per ticket Chastain shows last year are the most I've paid for single shows. Let's not include the festivals. I feel that Bonnaroo, and Mountain Jam are great deals for the dollar.
I had to add that the ABB shows were worth every penny last year!

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:21 PM
$95 to see Springsteen last year in Atlanta.

Thankfully I only had to pay $40 to see him in Nashville three months later.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:21 PM
i spent $150 outside MSG to see Derek Trucks featuring Eric Clapton in 2006. it was worth every penny.
 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:44 PM
$250.00 twice one for McCartney and one for the Stones a few years ago.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:44 PM
$250 for a 3rd row seat for Peter Gabriel on the first leg of his last tour. The MCI center was half empty because
of the ticket prices.

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:49 PM
A Beacon show , floor , face value in 06.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:55 PM
I can't remember the most I've ever paid or what show it was for. (I just thought you should know that)
 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 02:58 PM
For a single show the most I have paid is $117.00 for the ABB ticket I just bought last week for an upcoming Beacon show on March 12. Before that the most I paid was $96.00 to sit in the far 300s at MSG for the Rolling Stones on their 'Bridges To Babylon' tour. The ABB tickets for the Beacon is just about my limit for any show. I'm glad I was able to see so many great shows at reasonable prices before allof this ticket nonsense started. If it was like this ten years ago I would have seen a lot less live music.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 03:05 PM
$185 in 1989 for 2nd row dead center for the Who & SRV.

Worth every penny and I got my picture in the booklet from the Join Together box set.

Also paid that price for ZZ Top tickets in Houston.

We sat in the same seats for two different tours.

(Ticket brokers were legal in TX. I used them for special shows.)

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 03:13 PM
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I can't remember the most I've ever paid or what show it was for.


What he said.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 03:57 PM
$300 for Cream at MSG in 2005 and $165 for Clapton/Winwood at MSG last February. Probably would pass on Cream if they ever do it again (hope not as Ginger and Jack have issues) but Clapton/Winwood was 20th row on the floor section 2 and worth every cent.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 06:54 PM
Never as much as those here. Maybe $70.00 plus fees for a decent seat at an ABB show in Chicago.

I remember when Floyd toured in '87, seats were $25.00 and $17.00, something like that. On the first leg, we got in line at about 4:00 a.m. - and were about 50th in line, we should have gone the evening before - and got nosebleed seats - the best available.

On the second leg, we went to a broker and got nice seats (20th row or so) for $40.00 bucks each - so what's that, 60% over face value? I guess that's the most I've spent, relatively speaking.

I can't see myself going much past a hundred for any act these days. Heck, for $100.00 I can have dinner, drinks, and see a decent local act . . . twice.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 06:55 PM
Mrs. Strat paid $225 to see The Police. She'd have mortgaged the house if she had too.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:23 PM
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Never as much as those here. Maybe $70.00 plus fees for a decent seat at an ABB show in Chicago.

I remember when Floyd toured in '87, seats were $25.00 and $17.00, something like that. On the first leg, we got in line at about 4:00 a.m. - and were about 50th in line, we should have gone the evening before - and got nosebleed seats - the best available.

On the second leg, we went to a broker and got nice seats (20th row or so) for $40.00 bucks each - so what's that, 60% over face value? I guess that's the most I've spent, relatively speaking.

I can't see myself going much past a hundred for any act these days. Heck, for $100.00 I can have dinner, drinks, and see a decent local act . . . twice.



I've got to agree with you on the $100 limit. The most I had payed before last year was Pink Floyd in 94 on the Division Bell tour. We paid $70 per ticket to sit in the 7th row at the old Cleveland Stadium. I was sitting in front of Gilmore. It was great seeing the musicians play that close, but you missed a lot of the show as far as the effects. The screen that had messages could not be read. We went back up to see them again at the Hoosier Dome later that summer. Paid less then half the price, and saw a much better show from the stadium seats.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:27 PM
What I pay that year for the Beacon Run.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:28 PM
EC-Winwood, $275 after fees for first row on the side (this was face). It was well worth it to see two of my boyhood heros together again. I had never seen either one, so together it made sense.

Before that, Roger Waters, $140 after fees.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:31 PM
$254 for McCartney a few years ago. Worth every cent.
 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:34 PM
Here in Australia US$100+ for a major international act is the norm and has been for a couple of years. Most acts only come down under every 4-5 years so people pay the money. I just paid about US$100 for 4th row Neil Young / My Morning Jacket show last Wednesday but they were both brilliant and I'd pay the same again.

This makes the only major festival here at Byron Bay (Bluesfest) a bargain. US$175 for 5 days with the likes of Ben Harper, Blues Traveler, Drive-by Truckers, Sonny Landreth this year.

Not complaining, but envious of the choice you guys have.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:37 PM
$ 50.00 to see ZZ Top and Ted Nugent. I don't believe in paying high prices for a couple hours of entertainment. That why I missed the Allman Brothers at Chastain. I had $ 50.00 I was willing to spend, but that was it. I got offers for $ 60.00, but turned them down. I hung around and met good folks from here and then I went home.


For $100.00 I can buy :

2 Concerts DVD's that I can watch whenever I want.
A DVD series pack of Family Guy...etc.
A couple of CD's or DVD movies.
and a couple of used games for my X-Box.

might have enough left for a couple of Cheese Burgers at Steak and Shake.

A festival with a lot of good acts is different, but I can't think of really any band I would pay $ 100.00 to see.

I would consider it to see Led Zeppelin again though.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 07:55 PM
It cost Enigmajean and myself for a one night Beacon run:

tickets: $75 x 2 = $150

train: $225 x 2 = $450

Beacon Hotel = $280

incidentals = $140

total = $1020...for one show.

overall happiness? priceless...

If I want to go, I'll pay. If not, I won't.








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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 08:13 PM
$60-$75 is about as much as I will spend for a band I like. I don't mind spending that much, seems to be good value in that price range.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 09:04 PM
I paid a scalper $175 for front row at Polaris Ampitheatre in Columbus, Ohio to see the ABB. I am not for sure, but I believe I paid the same for front row at the Palace Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. After that I figure I'll take what I can get.

 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 09:43 PM
This year's 3/21 show, 2 at face value. Never had to pay more than face value for a show, don't think that I ever would.
 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 09:55 PM
Oct. 2007, Dylan did 3 nights at the Chicago Theatre. I attended the first 2 nights 89.00$ apiece, after TM charges they were 103$ and some change 15th row center.........Peace..........joe
 

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  posted on 1/24/2009 at 10:21 PM
Cream MSG 10/26/05 $570

Cream MSG 10/24/05 - $430

(Best $1,000 I ever spent.)

EC/Winwood MSG $250 (face)

I paid $100 - $200 many times to scalpers in the 1980s to see my favorites up close (first 3 rows), like Clapton (many times), Jeff Beck/SRV, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Paul Simon, and Neil Young.

Those were premium prices, especially in the 1980s, but well worth it for me. The concert experience is way more enjoyable for me when up front, especially back then when my ears could take the loud volume.

Now, my ears hurt if I get within about 15 rows, money is tighter, and frankly those Cream shows were so great for me that anything Ive seen since then pales by comparison.

 
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