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thirsty moore

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2003, 11:51:00 am »
Artists sell demos all the time.  Two examples that come to mind are Ryan Adams' Demolition album and Sonic Youth's Blow Job (Goo sessions).

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #76 on: September 04, 2003, 11:57:00 am »
is the white stripes elephant a demo?

Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2022, 11:02:13 am »
https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/an-open-letter-to-paul-mccartney-regarding-ticket-prices/

Conservatively, if I bought the cheapest tickets, I would be looking at $700 to take my parents to your show and sit far enough away that we will not be able to see you.
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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2022, 11:14:30 am »
I was just looking into tickets

I have never seen Paul…never really cared but was thinking maybe I should


It looks like $300 for nosebleeds at Camden

I was a bit surprised

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2022, 11:26:35 am »
https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/an-open-letter-to-paul-mccartney-regarding-ticket-prices/

Conservatively, if I bought the cheapest tickets, I would be looking at $700 to take my parents to your show and sit far enough away that we will not be able to see you.

Hey Ryan, there's lots of great $20 shows you can take your parents too. Alternatively, spending $720 for a gift for your parents isn't that much if you tell them it's their next five years of gifts rolled into one gift.

Starsky

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #80 on: May 17, 2022, 11:41:45 am »
I mean obviously if the shows all sell out why not maximize revenue?

I just think it’s a bit crass….unbecoming…. I expect it from the Stones but I guess it’s my problem if I have a double standard


It’s probably the highest average ticket price I have seen yet…

It’s hard to do the right thing when you are that popular and rich…what is the right thing?

Just seems exorbitant…at some point yes you can charge whatever you want if the market bears it but it’s obscene

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Cock Van Der Palm

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #81 on: May 17, 2022, 01:56:27 pm »
Glad I saw him the last few times he was around.  Paid high ticket fees but nothing like these upcoming shows.

I mean obviously if the shows all sell out why not maximize revenue?

I just think it’s a bit crass….unbecoming…. I expect it from the Stones but I guess it’s my problem if I have a double standard


It’s probably the highest average ticket price I have seen yet…

It’s hard to do the right thing when you are that popular and rich…what is the right thing?

Just seems exorbitant…at some point yes you can charge whatever you want if the market bears it but it’s obscene

GAY,GUY

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2022, 02:03:57 pm »
Public - "Stop charging money for your art."

Artist - "Fuck you."  Raises prices.

Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #83 on: May 19, 2022, 04:42:29 pm »
jez this effort to get ahead of the scalpers is really screwing the fans IMO
Seems insane, but obviously there are enough fans out there with deep pockets for this

Bill Burr
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nosebleeds start at $75 and $350 if you want to be in the front sections

I don't even like Burr, I was just curious
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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #84 on: May 19, 2022, 04:45:57 pm »
Seems insane, but obviously there are enough fans out there with deep pockets for this


And fans who don't know any better. I refuse to buy platinum priced tickets on principle.

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #85 on: May 21, 2022, 03:14:22 pm »
jez this effort to get ahead of the scalpers is really screwing the fans IMO
Seems insane, but obviously there are enough fans out there with deep pockets for this

Bill Burr
Sep 15 Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

nosebleeds start at $75 and $350 if you want to be in the front sections

I don't even like Burr, I was just curious

I like Bill. I am surprised he's playing arenas, good for him.

Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #86 on: May 21, 2022, 03:47:09 pm »
I like Bill. I am surprised he's playing arenas, good for him.
yeah, I don't hate the guy by any means, he's pretty funny. I'm just shocked what face value floor tickets go for I'd say a B level comedian
Jez, just saw kevin nealand and Jay Mohr in places smaller than DC9, for less than a nosebleed at Bill's show (yes, barely C level. I'll admit that)
but just pricing to shows in general has really gone kind of insanse just in the last few years ...
but obviously my opinion doesn't line the pockets off the people making money on this
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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #87 on: May 21, 2022, 06:57:05 pm »
The $350+ ticket is platinum pricing, yes? I always filter out those seats before buying...

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Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #88 on: May 22, 2022, 08:51:17 pm »
Are the IMP venues Ticketmaster box offices as well? "Box office" sounds so 1980, but I'm wondering if I can save the service fees and buy tickets for other Ticketmaster events at other venues at the 9:30 or Anthem box offices.

Re: The tickets are worth what they're worth
« Reply #89 on: May 23, 2022, 08:49:25 am »
Are the IMP venues Ticketmaster box offices as well? "Box office" sounds so 1980, but I'm wondering if I can save the service fees and buy tickets for other Ticketmaster events at other venues at the 9:30 or Anthem box offices.
I just bought at tix at the 9:30 box office and they are still doing only the $1 fee!
but don't think that applies to all TM shows, just IMP ones.  Now I don't know if you can buy any TM event, I don't think you can
it is likely the same system, they probably just have a policy that it's only IMP
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