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View Poll Results: How much have you spent on concert tickets?
0-50 (I like cheap local music) 16 35.56%
50-100 (I like good seats) 11 24.44%
100-200 (I pay top dollar to get the seats I want) 13 28.89%
200+ (I am a fanatic) 5 11.11%
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-28-2006, 11:55 PM
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$325 for a pair of tix for David Gilmour (ok seats)
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$325 for a pair of tix for David Gilmour (ok seats)
I heard his shows are "OK" and that he really doesn't get into the music?

Paid 400 bucks Meet and Greet Motley Crue (FRONT ROW)
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2006, 09:26 AM
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I am a big Coldplay and U2 fan. I will pay up to 200 bux for seats for thier shows. anything else, its a toss-up.
with all the brokers buying up every freakin available ticket to a show in like 2 minutes, it is nearly impossible to get tickets to ANY show now without paying double+ face value

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During college I ponied up for floor seats, 7th row for Rush. We had three of us there for the lottery at opening, my buddy ended up 2nd in line. Even then, it was barely $50, if that.

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OMG, the last concert I went to was Bush with No Doubt opening.

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During college I ponied up for floor seats, 7th row for Rush. We had three of us there for the lottery at opening, my buddy ended up 2nd in line. Even then, it was barely $50, if that.
Haha you must be old like me, between RUsh,Triumph,U2 and the Stones Ive spent thousands over my lifetime.

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I am not a big fan of arena shows.

I listen to alot of music that most of you have never heard of so they don't play in big arenas. Most 'concerts' I go to are between $7-$20 and are in small clubs.

Oh, and by the way the STREET DOGS are playing at The Beat Kitchen, in Chicago, on August 5th. A definite recommend for anyone down with some Boston street punk.

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I heard his shows are "OK" and that he really doesn't get into the music?
You heard wrong!

The Gilmour show was incredible and IMO worth every penny (then again I never got a chance to see Floyd)....much better than blowing the money on a funny looking pair of jeans
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I listen to alot of music that most of you have never heard of so they don't play in big arenas. Most 'concerts' I go to are between $7-$20 and are in small clubs.
+1 there is so much good music out there I don't know why anyone would go to those huge places that sound like crap.

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You heard wrong!

The Gilmour show was incredible and IMO worth every penny (then again I never got a chance to see Floyd)....much better than blowing the money on a funny looking pair of jeans

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Depends. I would pay top dollar for Radiohead tickets. They recently had a concert last week on Tuesday, and i reserved tix for the show but the guy i went through sold them for a higher bidder. I paid $40 for Nas tickets at the HOB, which wasn't all bad since he's one of my fav artists and i've never seen him in concert before. It all depends on the group/artist.

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Haha you must be old like me, between RUsh,Triumph,U2 and the Stones Ive spent thousands over my lifetime.
I haven't been to a stadium concert in probably 6 years. I've seen Rush twice, Metallica twice, Megadeth twice (really should have seen them during the last outing with Marty), and Kiss four times. Kiss's outings became increasingly less good. Gene and Paul still had it going, but Ace was off (sucks, he was my favorite), and Peter was way off a couple times. Can't go into God of Thunder without drums, and Ace was late for 'Shock Me', the only song he sings during the show. That's why they canned them.

I lived downtown in Milwaukee during college, I was 1/2 mile from Bradley Center. Once I got to the real world I think I've seen one stadium concert (Kiss).

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I "think" I paid around $60 for Slayer back in 94...it might have been Pantera though....I was drinking quite a bit at the time....
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The most I've paid was $75 for a scalped Grateful Dead ticket back in high school, now I would only put up more than $100 for something really good.
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If AC/DC went on tour again, I would pay a considerable amount of money for tickets. That's about it. No interest in seeing really anybody else and paying big money.

I'm more of a under 50 dollars per ticket person for concerts, anymore than that and I shy away. You can always buy the cheeper tickets and try to sneak up closer to the stage. Fake lamenents have worked in the past for me.

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Depends. I would pay top dollar for Radiohead tickets. They recently had a concert last week on Tuesday, and i reserved tix for the show but the guy i went through sold them for a higher bidder.
I was at that show...somehow I got lucky and actually got thru on the phone with Ticketmaster and got tickets the normal way....they were however the very last row of the highest balcony (hot as hell and the sound wasn't so great up there....but still a cool show).
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I used to tape concerts and stealth tape them as well I paid or traded whatever we needed to get the sweet spot for taping.
I've problably seen over a 1k Shows. I wish I could have all that money now that I've discovered track days!
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$175/ seat, Kiss Reunion tour, 2nd row. Paid less than $50 for the Farewell Tour they had w/ Ted but spent a shitload on the limo ride.

Best concert ever? It' didn't cost a DIME to see......Kenosha County festival, got in free(it was raining and no one took admission at the gate). Firehouse was the show, front row, my son sat ON stage, CJ handed him a drumstick that fell on stage during a song, and Bill played a solo right in our faces(the whole solo)........that concert ROCKED. Then we talked with them afterwords at the autograph session. Most down to earth performers you'll ever meet.
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