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    Concert Ticket pricing, how much would you pay for the Eagles?

    I grew up in the 70's and love classic rock, the Eagles are at the top of my short list. BUT, $177. for the cheap seats and $229 for mid floor. Mayweather and Cotto, cheap seats for $200. I know I am getting old and grumpy. Seriously, how much would you pay for the Eagles, a good fight? What is the FOO family price point?
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    I haven't been to a concert in over 20 years. Anything more than about $50/seat is not worth it to me. Same thing goes for sporting events. I looked into taking my kids to see a UT football game and figured out that after drinks and snacks, it would cost us over $400. And I don't even want to think what a pro game would cost.

    But as long as they fill the seats, they can charge what they want. They just won't get my money.
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    My price point is about $10.00. So you can tell I can't afford many concerts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazydad View Post
    I haven't been to a concert in over 20 years. Anything more than about $50/seat is not worth it to me. Same thing goes for sporting events. I looked into taking my kids to see a UT football game and figured out that after drinks and snacks, it would cost us over $400. And I don't even want to think what a pro game would cost.



    But as long as they fill the seats, they can charge what they want. They just won't get my money.
    $50.00 is about my price limit. How do families afford events these days? $400.00 for a college game is unsane.

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    $ 200 for one of the great bands of the baby boomer's youth seems to be fairly typical these days.
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    Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is coming to Austin in May. Friend of mine and I talked about going...then checked tix. Cheapest seats start at $57 but that's upper sections slightly behind the stage. $77 gets you directly to the side of the stage and after that you're over $100. $200 for pretty good seats, $300 for very good seats. We're not going.

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    Just buy a 2012 Camaro and be done with your wanting to be back in the "good ol days" when cars were fast and your member was stiff.

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    The bargain of the century: tickets to the Kraftwerk retrospective concerts at the Museum of Modern Art---8 nights, each night featuring Kraftwerk in a live performance of one of their eight albums---were $25. Tickets went on sale a few days ago, sold out more or less instantly, now being scalped on eBay and Craigslist for, shall we say, somewhat more than $25. Worth it even at scalped prices, though.

    Plus, in addition to their stature as a band that's regularly compared to the Beatles as being equally or even more groundbreaking and influential (electro, techno, etc., all arguably comes directly from Kraftwerk), there's bike content. When touring in Europe in the early '80s, they used to get dropped off by their bus driver 150 or 200 kilometers from the concert venue and ride their bikes the rest of the way in. Their latest album is entitled Tour de France Soundtracks. ("Latest," for Kraftwerk, means 2005; they average about 8 years between album releases.)
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    We saw the Eagles 2 summers ago (my ticket was a gift), and I think the ticket cost under $100. They sounded exactly like their records, something I've often heard about them. So if you don't mind paying way more to see them in person and putting up with the aggravation of the crowds while you hear the songs played just like they are on your ablum/cd/mp3s, you should be happy.

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    It really depends on the facility IMHO. I don't mind paying for a seat, maybe even a table. But If I have to stand up and be grouped, things might change (unless I haven't been grouped in a while, in which case I might pay extra).
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    Do you mean groped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazydad View Post
    I haven't been to a concert in over 20 years. Anything more than about $50/seat is not worth it to me.
    Oh there's a shock.

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    Nine dollars, if it includes a hot dog and a soda.

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    Face price. I'm vehemently anti-scalper. I have a hard time justifying over $80 for a one night concert price in general. There are a lot better values in live music out there and I'm not emotionally tied to nostalgia acts. I'd have a blast attending though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldowales View Post
    Nine dollars, if it includes a hot dog and a soda.
    For the Eagles? You can do better than that. It's not like it's a good band.
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    $50 is my ticket limit unless it's a festival or if it's someone I'll have a slim chance of seeing again and totally idolize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfin2004 View Post
    Do you mean groped?
    Yes, that what I meant. Pronunciation sounds the same to me.
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    I used to average 50 shows a year back when I was single and there was the ticketmaster/ticketron competition. Since Ticketmaster created a monopoly, I only go to concerts that I win tickets to. Instead, the night of the concert I get a blu-ray of a concert and turn the lights out, pretending Im there. Dont have to deal with drunk a$$holes and I control the volume.

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    Thanks Foosters, I think I'll just buy the tee shirt. Got the CD. I'll have the wife bake up some brownies and we play some Youtube videos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
    Thanks Foosters, I think I'll just buy the tee shirt. Got the CD. I'll have the wife bake up some brownies and we play some Youtube videos!
    Reasonable chance you'll be able to download the concert for free quasi-legally: http://www.dimeadozen.org/index.php

    unless the Eagles sell it themselves, like a lot of Boomer-era acts in later incarnations are doing, in which case you can get it for clearly-legally.

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    In NYC, the parking is $50.

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    Isn't going to see a band that was popular 40 years ago only slightly better than seeing a cover band do the same songs at a bar somewhere?

    Seriously. Aren't some of the eagles, like, dead, and stuff?

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    I used to see a lot of live music, not so much anymore - but i keep trying.
    If you go by yourself you can score super cheap, if not free tickets right before showtime. I have had good luck buying the ticket from a group of people who are stuck with an extra because someone is ill, couldn't get a sitter, changed mind etc. You have to be patient and only offer what you are willing to spend. Since you are alone, you can seat-surf and won't be stuck sitting next to the folks in the same party. I saw the Rolling Stones for $10 when the cheapest tix were $85, plus a number of other not so high priced shows for a discount. I keep karma in balance by returning the favor when i have an extra by offering it cheap or free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedalhead View Post
    I saw the Rolling Stones for $10 when the cheapest tix were $85, plus a number of other not so high priced shows for a discount. I keep karma in balance by returning the favor when i have an extra by offering it cheap or free.
    We had to pay $20 for $85 Rolling Stones tickets in 1994. The scalpers were still asking above face, but it was a University show and the box office, staffed by students, wanted to ditch tickets. I don't think a Clear Channel facility would have discounted.

    We missed Lenny Kravitz' opening act but we heard him while we were walking around outside the open-air stadium price-shopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
    The bargain of the century: tickets to the Kraftwerk retrospective concerts at the Museum of Modern Art---8 nights, each night featuring Kraftwerk in a live performance of one of their eight albums---were $25. Tickets went on sale a few days ago, sold out more or less instantly, now being scalped on eBay and Craigslist for, shall we say, somewhat more than $25. Worth it even at scalped prices, though.

    Plus, in addition to their stature as a band that's regularly compared to the Beatles as being equally or even more groundbreaking and influential (electro, techno, etc., all arguably comes directly from Kraftwerk), there's bike content. When touring in Europe in the early '80s, they used to get dropped off by their bus driver 150 or 200 kilometers from the concert venue and ride their bikes the rest of the way in. Their latest album is entitled Tour de France Soundtracks. ("Latest," for Kraftwerk, means 2005; they average about 8 years between album releases.)
    I read about this in the NYT this weekend, that is truly and incredible deal if you could get them when they went on sale.

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