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How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts

LilyFestre 09 Jun 11 - 11:35 PM
Jack the Sailor 09 Jun 11 - 11:59 PM
Dorothy Parshall 10 Jun 11 - 12:11 AM
Joe Offer 10 Jun 11 - 12:40 AM
GUEST,Lindy 10 Jun 11 - 02:13 AM
Kampervan 10 Jun 11 - 02:28 AM
LilyFestre 10 Jun 11 - 03:01 AM
Bo 10 Jun 11 - 03:22 AM
Will Fly 10 Jun 11 - 03:41 AM
GUEST,folkiedave 10 Jun 11 - 03:46 AM
Musket 10 Jun 11 - 03:48 AM
Silas 10 Jun 11 - 03:52 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 10 Jun 11 - 03:56 AM
Silas 10 Jun 11 - 04:04 AM
scouse 10 Jun 11 - 06:13 AM
GUEST,grumpyarse 10 Jun 11 - 11:59 AM
Dave MacKenzie 10 Jun 11 - 12:04 PM
Tattie Bogle 10 Jun 11 - 01:11 PM
greg stephens 10 Jun 11 - 01:18 PM
GUEST,ldt 10 Jun 11 - 02:37 PM
open mike 10 Jun 11 - 02:51 PM
Elmore 10 Jun 11 - 05:08 PM
LilyFestre 11 Jun 11 - 11:49 PM
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Subject: BS: How Much Would You Spend?
From: LilyFestre
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 11:35 PM

How much would you spend to see your favorite artist in concert if you could be in one of the first 8 rows?

I've checked out one of my favorite artist's tour schedule and she'll be within 4 hours of us just once this year. I'm seriously contemplating paying the big bucks to be up close.

So..how much would you spend for an up close performance of one of your favorites?

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: How Much Would You Spend?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 11:59 PM

I spent $22.00 to see Willie Nelson from the second row in 2000. He wasn't my favorite artist before the concert but he was when it ended.

I guess if it is someone I really wanted to see live I'd spend up to $200.00 for a pair of seats.


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Subject: RE: BS: How Much Would You Spend?
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 12:11 AM

Don't much care for crowds and you can buy a lot of CDs for $200. I would not even spring for $100 for Leonard Cohen. I'll borrow the DVD from the library. There are plenty of terrific musicians - right here in rural Quebec. Just because someone is famous does not make them my fav and certainly does not make them worth big bucks. IMO.


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Subject: RE: BS: How Much Would You Spend?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 12:40 AM

I guess I'd pay forty bucks for close-up seats for a favorite performer. I passed up Doc Watson because he was $52 for the cheapest seats, and I've never seen Pete Seeger because he was always over a hundred-mile drive away.
I regret missing Doc and Pete, and often think I should have bit the bullet. But with the service charge added to fifty-dollar tickets, that's a heck of a lot of money. And gee, I have such a good experience at house concerts for twenty bucks or less.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: GUEST,Lindy
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 02:13 AM

The most I would pay would be $60.00 for a close seat to see Donovan.

I'm a hugh, hugh fan but that is the highest I could afford to spend.

Of course I do listen to many of the Donovan CD's I've bought over the years and a nice DVD that was discounted at a record shop a few years ago.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Kampervan
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 02:28 AM

Ticket prices are getting really silly. For a once in a lifetime event, we paid £180.00 for two tickets to see The Wall at the O2 recently. We had to pay almost a year in advance and the seats were some of the furthest away from the stage.

What I won't do for my wife!

K/van


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: LilyFestre
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:01 AM

Oh I have the CDs and watch her on YouTube but I think there must be that certain thrill to be so close to that kind of sound....a once in a lifetime event if you will.
   
Lots of great local music here as well but not of that genre or intensity.

And yes, some of the prices are just silly!

Keep the thoughts coming, I'm interested!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Bo
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:22 AM

This thread reminded me that I was recently looking to see what James Taylor's UK dates were this year, I've always wanted to see him live.
He will be at Cardiff on 17th July and it appears that tickets are available at less than 60 pounds and service charges are included. He is also playing at Bournemouth on 14th July and there appear to be no ticket below 94 pounds and the top priced tickets are shown as 285 pounds. I didn't check if the service charges were in these prices. For either of these concerts I would be travelling at least 5 hours each way and overnight accomodation would have to added to my costs.
Why are two venues so very differently priced? Would you pay £300 for one ticket?


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:41 AM

All depends on what drives you, doesn't it? I can see great performers at my local folk clubs for a maximum of £10 in an intimate setting, and I rarely go to large concerts.

However, when I discovered a few years ago that Leon Redbone was making a single appearance at a converted cinema in Waterford - tickets £25 a time - I was so keen to see him in person that I booked myself and partner flights from Gatwick to Dublin, a hire car and a Waterford hotel for the occasion. As we were going so far, we thought we'd make a longer stay of it and stayed in Waterford for 3 nights.

Total cost? Several hundred pounds - all started just by wanting to see Leon Redbone in person - but it was worth it!


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: GUEST,folkiedave
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:46 AM

I think Will has it.

The most I have paid for a ticket was £30.00 each to see Christy Moore. Well worth it.

Had some great nights for nothing too.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Musket
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:48 AM

The most I have paid is £150.00 per ticket.

I paid it for The Rolling Stones a few years ago, with a cover price of £75.00 because I forgot to buy when they were first out. Like Joe said above, if you don't and you miss your chance...

I also paid it (approx) as a ticket price for Marriage of Figaro in Vienna. Sad bit being, I don't like opera per se, but must admit, having been dragged to it, I was captivated all the same.

Folk? Some of the big festival tickets with big names can bring a tear to the wallet, but they are worth it and generally, folk gives so much entertainment for so little outlay.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Silas
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:52 AM

£20.00 max. Christy Moore was a Liverpool a year or two ago and I really wanted to see him, but £3500 a ticket - no way.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 03:56 AM

Jackson Browne visited Liverpool on a solo tour a few years back; now, Jackson has been my favourite singer/songwriter since 1971 but I refused to pay the silly prices.
For one thing, because it was just Jackson - with no band members to pay, I thought the entrance price should have reflected that.
   Of course, if Franz Liszt or Django were to visit Liverpool(and they both did way back) I would consider dipping that much deeper into my pockets.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Silas
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 04:04 AM

Errr... that SHOULD have read £35.00 ******


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: scouse
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 06:13 AM

Went to see Pokey La Farge the other night cost 10 Euro at the end of The Live set the band jumped off the stage and did a acoustic set with the audience gathered 'round!!! Grand.

As Aye,

Phil.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: GUEST,grumpyarse
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 11:59 AM

what annoys me is "£15 per ticket".......PLUS £1.50 booking fee PER TICKET (even though it's the same order) PLUS £2 per order(wtf for?) PLUS £1 each cancellation insurance!
So £60 magically becomes £72....

JUST SAY 18 QUID, WILL YA!!!!


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 12:04 PM

I suppose seeing I've paid £65 each for NFL tickets at Wembley I'd go up that far. In practice I don't go much above £20, and last night for BB's Blues Club at Alexander's in Chester I paid £6 for Cry Baby and the Hoochie Coochie Boys (£1 per band member).


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 01:11 PM

I think the most I've paid was for Leonard Cohen at Edinburgh Castle a couple of years ago, and that was £55 - worth every penny - no DVD could ever substitute for that! Of course, the backdrop of the the Castle does add to it the ambiance: there are usually 2 or 3 concerts there each year after the Military Tattoo season is over and the stands are still up.

Not sure about front row tickets, as sound is often better further back.
But one time I was in the front row, and right under the nose of the star performer was at Celtic Connections In Glasgow Royal Concert Hall when they did "The Brendan Voyage" with Liam o'Flynn on uillean pipes: fantastic (probably about £24).


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: greg stephens
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 01:18 PM

I think the most I've ever paid is £15 (to see the N Staffs Hospital Orchestra at a charity fund raiser tonight actually). I am very lucky as I play at a lot of festivals so get to see a good range of people for free. This has enabled me to enjoy Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Blind Gary Davis, Lonnie Donegan, Spinal Tap and Rolf Harris(to mention but a few). And Julia Clifford, come to think of it.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: GUEST,ldt
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 02:37 PM

£20...although that's if there are extortionate booking fees on top (why do you get charged for e-tickets??? Do computers need wages?)


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: open mike
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 02:51 PM

the cost of the concert itself it minimal...
there is always the cost of travel, food
and sometimes accommodations...I have gone
hundreds of miles more than once to see
Greg Brown or Väsen... luckily both of them
have also performed at a venue less than
100 miles round trip away...(and I have gone
400 miles round trip to the Strawberry Music
Festival twice a year for nearly 30 years)
but in any case I would also plan on bringing
$15 for a c.d. for each artist I would like
to support, and hear later.

(i have attended few concerts/festivals since
my house burned down....some I have worked for
the opportunity to go...work trade is a viable
option, but the travel cost still remains,..)


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Elmore
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 05:08 PM

I've been fortunate to have seen some wonderful house concerts featuring Bob Zentz, The Stewarts of Blair The Copper Family, Martyn Wyndham-Read, and many more for a small door charge. Recently, I've been listening to a lot of Leonard Cohen, and would pay whatever it cost. Easy to say, since I doubt that he'll be touring again.


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: LilyFestre
Date: 11 Jun 11 - 11:49 PM

*****SQUEAK******

Just ordered tickets for one of our favorite artists.

Row 1-8...will find out which row when we get there!

Can't WAIT!!!!!!

****HAPPY DANCE****

Michelle


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Subject: RE: How Much Would You Spend?-tickets for concerts
From: Janie
Date: 12 Jun 11 - 12:23 AM

Enjoy, Michelle.

I would spend nada to be in either the front or the back seats in a large venue these days. The front, because it would be beyond my means, the back, because I am not going to spend $40-$60 bucks to watch a screen projection of a performance.


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