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(@coloradofenderbender)
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I was looking around on Ticketmaster today, to see what shows were coming to town. There was a big Who advertisement, so I clicked it. Tickets are still available for the Denver show. So, I click a few boxes and - WHAM! Two seats, in the lower level of the Pepsi Center - $450!

I love Pete Townshend, but he can keep his overpriced tickets! What is the name of this tour, the Cashing It In Tour??? If enough people just say no, these "legends of the past" tour prices will come down - but I know enough middle aged, baby boomers will plunk down their AMEX cards!


   
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(@hemsbacher)
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I just checked the price of those in GBP...that's insane! I wouldn't even pay that much to see Pantera form up again (even with Dimebag!!!) and that's certainly saying something!!!

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(@dogbite)
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those geriatric meds are costing alot so those old rockers have to charge more for admission.

dont ask me what I paid for the Stones.

if you've never seen the Who then it might be worth it. but since Entwhistle is gone the Who 'isnt.'

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 cnev
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Yea someone at work is selling tickets for a show tonight, I think in NYC. 2 tickets $650 plus you get into the after party at BB King's club.

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(@coloradofenderbender)
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It is sad, weren't these guys from the peace & love generation? I guess now they are in the "we need to buy more castles with our fans' money" generation!

Oh well, there are still some reasonably priced shows of the "oldies" out there - I am going to see Jeff Beck on Thursday, and paid $60 - that isn't sheap, but is reasonable.


   
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(@jminor)
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That's highway robbery....

But, when you've paid your dues 10 fold it seems you can charge whatever you want and there's STILL not an empty seat in your stadium venue...

The Stones and Elton John are the pinnacle of overpriced nosebleed seats...

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(@dogbite)
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perhaps the theory is ture;
the nostalgia generation, those born in the late forties and fifties are now getting close to retirement and have loads of cash to spend on seeing their rock heros one last time or for the first time.

I remember when you could see the major groups inn small venues way before they got big.
there were a few I missed.
so heads up new generation...see your favs now before they cost big bucks.

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Totally understand someone wanting to make a dollar but I prefer smaller, lesser known bands that have a pure passion for making music.

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I'm so old, that I saw the Stones, when they were 3rd on the list. Headliners were Lulu and the Luvvers.
so heads up new generation...see your favs now before they cost big bucks.
We've got tickets to see Snow Patrol in October, so am I new old generation or old new generation? Or just an old fart? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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(@michaelg)
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I saw B.B. King Saturday night in Brussels. The tickets cost me EURO 65 and I thought that was expensive.


   
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I'm so old, that I saw the Stones, when they were 3rd on the list. Headliners were Lulu and the Luvvers.
so heads up new generation...see your favs now before they cost big bucks.
We've got tickets to see Snow Patrol in October, so am I new old generation or old new generation? Or just an old fart? :lol: :lol: :lol:

greybeard...your avatar name says it all :)

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I was looking around on Ticketmaster today, to see what shows were coming to town. There was a big Who advertisement, so I clicked it. Tickets are still available for the Denver show. So, I click a few boxes and - WHAM! Two seats, in the lower level of the Pepsi Center - $450!

I love Pete Townshend, but he can keep his overpriced tickets! What is the name of this tour, the Cashing It In Tour??? If enough people just say no, these "legends of the past" tour prices will come down - but I know enough middle aged, baby boomers will plunk down their AMEX cards!

I remember seeing The Who in 1976....tickets were all of 8.95.....I thought that was expensive back then. Yer right....no way would I pay that kind of money to see The Who....or anybody else for that matter..(well, almost....)

I'm not one to plunk down my plastic either...and I'm no baby boomer....missed that by one year.....

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greybeard...your avatar name says it all :)
I'm just going to have to crawl away and drown my sorrows. :cry: :cry: :cry:

Oh, hang on! It's Oktoberfest in Munich - yesssss, I'll just have to go and "drown my sorrows" at the Wies'n. Oh, dear, that's awful - I feel so down, I am going to have to do something to pick myself up again. 2-3 Maß Bier, halbes Hendl, riesen Brez'n, 200g Emmentaler, noch 2 Maß Bier, Currywurst & Pommes - maybe that'll make me feel better........ 8) 8)
Oh, and another Maß Bier, just to make sure............ :lol:

Translation:
Maß Bier - 1 litre beer.
halbes Hendl - 1/2 a chicken
riesen Brez'n - huge pretzel (12" across)
200g Emmentaler - 7oz portion of Emmentaler cheese, thinly sliced, with salt & pepper
Currywurst & Pommes - Bockwurst sausage covered in a spicy tomato sauce and dosed with curry powder + chips/french fries

Maybe also have a protion of gebrannte Mandeln - Almonds in a chocolate/cinammon candy coating.

I feel better already.......................................

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der Gemütlichkeit........

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(@banre)
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That's crazy expensive.

In contrast, this weekend I saw Gomez perform at a very small local venue for $15 a ticket. It's getting filed as one of the best live shows I've seen. Incredible band, I highly recommend seeing them live.

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 Taso
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In more contrast, I saw the Who on September 13th, as well as a few years ago, the tickets were as cheap as 45 dollars...Saw Elton last september, tickets were 60 bucks...Not that much. The Who was the greatest concert I've ever seen.

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