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How Much Are You Willing to Pay for a Concert Ticket?

Fergie 2012/07/05 21:00:00
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"Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped" was just re-released with an extra chapter following the merger of ticketing giants Ticketmaster and Live Nation. In this revealing exposé of the industry, authors Dean Budnick and Josh Baron tell us that much of the blame for outrageous ticket prices should go to the artists who are much more in control of pricing than the general public realizes. They also point to our role as consumers in creating demand. That being said, how much would you be willing to pay to see your favorite band perform live?

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  • Lord Emperor of Dune 2012/07/06 23:15:51
    Less Than $20
    Lord Emperor of Dune
    +5
    What;s the point of paying $200 to be in a football stadium with a bunch of drunk losers and half a mile away from the stage? You get better "seats" on youtube for free...

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  • helli.candy 2012/07/06 14:20:01
    $70 +
    helli.candy
    +1
    if it`s good SURE!!!
  • Efelix 2012/07/06 14:18:09
    $70 +
    Efelix
    +1
    To see a musician like Eric Clapton I would pay any price!
  • CサïCサï xχx 2012/07/06 14:03:32 (edited)
  • Jiorgia 2012/07/06 13:42:07
    $70 +
    Jiorgia
    I pay about $120 on average...
    but I do go to some cheap ones occasionally.
    (Australia is more expensive)

    I think that the most I have forked out is $500 for a (camping) festival - food and drink not included.
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/07/06 13:39:56
    $20-$50
    dear•LT13☻
    +1
    Really depends on how bad I want to see them (how much I like them)
  • DizziNY 2012/07/06 13:22:23 (edited)
    $70 +
    DizziNY
    The only two bands I'd ever pay a lot of money to see.
    the beatles


    U2


    The first is impossible, but the second one isn't. I'd have to get VIP tickets and get to meet/hang with them for a bit too.
  • romie 2012/07/06 12:57:21
    $70 +
    romie
    Inclusive of Drinks&Food; on a V.I.P Ticket no problem for I'd pay
  • MegaFortunateSon 2012/07/06 12:25:25
    $70 +
    MegaFortunateSon
    It depends.
  • Little Miss Monster 2012/07/06 11:58:08
    $70 +
    Little Miss Monster
    If I really want to go, I'll shell out the money.
  • jacob crim 2012/07/06 11:48:53
    $70 +
    jacob crim
    for a single concert ill pay about 80, for a festival Ill go to 200.
  • john.keenan.792 2012/07/06 11:27:15
    $50-$70
    john.keenan.792
    i have only knowlege in pounds sterling, springsteen the secc £65.50p in the 1990's
  • Kates 2012/07/06 11:24:21
    $50-$70
    Kates
    I wanna go to see Melissa Etheridge and her tickets are like.... $90, but, I know a lot of other bands who sell tickets for a lot less...
  • Grounds... Kates 2012/07/06 15:06:00
    Groundskeeper Willy
    +1
    I saw Etheridge before in the mid 70s, when she was playing in a band in Western Kansas at a bar. Before she grew up. I don't recall paying a cover charge. If we did maybe it was $2.00. My how time inflates things. Seem to recall she was playing before the Runaways came on stage.

    Back when music was music and artists performed rather than became activists.
  • Kates Grounds... 2012/07/27 11:44:23
    Kates
    Awesome! You are so lucky!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D
  • Esther 2012/07/06 11:07:23
    $20-$50
    Esther
    depends how much i love the artists ...... :)
  • Brad 2012/07/06 10:17:05
    $50-$70
    Brad
    Who is it?
    What venue?
    If seating is available, where is it?
    I only voted 50-70 because that's my realistic limit.
    If I'm getting up-front Metallica at The Whisky, I'd gladly shell 150+
  • ♥K14 2012/07/06 10:10:47
    Less Than $20
    ♥K14
    I'll go if it's free... Or if someone else pays for me.
  • Gwen 2012/07/06 08:38:04
    $70 +
    Gwen
    my favorite band's singer is a really bad live performer, but i would pay $70+ to see them XD
  • Gwen Gwen 2012/07/06 08:39:28
    Gwen
    and with my 2nd favorite band(maybe my first one too)
    i couldn't see them in the US anyway XD (age restricted)
    and my 2nd favorite hardly ever tours in America
  • Alex(: 2012/07/06 08:31:35
    $50-$70
    Alex(:
    At most it would probably be $60, but if I REALLY was desperate to see them, I would probably pay more. Most I've ever spent on them was $50
  • Gaven Small 2012/07/06 08:03:13 (edited)
  • Wizard 2012/07/06 07:47:57
    Less Than $20
    Wizard
    Maybe I am old school, but if it is more than $25, then I don't go.
  • Daniel 2012/07/06 07:34:22
    $50-$70
    Daniel
    +1
    Let's be real
  • sally 2012/07/06 07:02:35
    $50-$70
    sally
    depends on the ticket but usually I can get my aunt (who works for a ticketing company) to score me some tickets at a cheap price.
  • mariner 2012/07/06 06:50:17
    $70 +
    mariner
    was going to go and see Lady GaGa here in Melb until I found out the cost of the tickets
  • rustyshackelford 2012/07/06 06:31:12 (edited)
  • Skye 2012/07/06 06:25:20
    $20-$50
    Skye
    For one ticket?
  • i love the cure!!! 2012/07/06 06:21:43 (edited)
    $70 +
    i love the cure!!!
    If it was the cure I'd pay A LOT
    <3 <3
  • beach bum 2012/07/06 05:55:25
    $70 +
    beach bum
    70.00 or more
  • Jennifer Cat 2012/07/06 05:22:22
    $70 +
    Jennifer Cat
    Depends on the concert, I'm planning to go to Soundwave and those tickets are $100+
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/07/06 05:09:30
    $50-$70
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    I will usually pay around $60. I WOULD pay $100+ for a few artists, but not many.
  • Miesha 2012/07/06 05:00:37
    $70 +
    Miesha
    But I don't go to concerts often. Maybe 2 or 3 times a year. I find it pointless to go unless I have amazing seats and I will do whatever it takes to get them.
  • CrazyTexan 2012/07/06 04:55:19
    $70 +
    CrazyTexan
    I've paid higher....I get pissed off about the "venue" fee it almost doubles the cost. Asshats.
  • shansera 2012/07/06 04:34:16
    $50-$70
    shansera
    I would pay more if I was a big fan of the person/band giving the concert. Live entertainment is always fun!
  • Elizabeth 2012/07/06 04:12:01
    $70 +
    Elizabeth
    Depends on how badly I want to go.
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/07/06 03:51:03 (edited)
    $70 +
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    i paid 150 bucks to see Aerosmith, and it was worth every penny.
  • Mike 2012/07/06 03:41:36
    $70 +
    Mike
    +2
    I used to be the morning voice on SONIC RADIO...loved that job...but could get media passes to things I wanted to attend if I wanted.....NOW..hhhhmmmmm....... year...paid something like $540 to sit at a table about 40ft away from Josh Groban in his dinner concert he had...
  • Airhead 2012/07/06 03:28:07
    $70 +
    Airhead
    +2
    $70 is lunch money. The most money I've spent was $500 for a pair of orchestra seats.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/07/06 03:24:41
    $70 +
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +2
    It depends on how Awesome the performer. Some would be damn well worth it!
  • volley15 2012/07/06 03:22:33 (edited)
    $70 +
    volley15
    No more than $150. I don't see how someone could afford a $500 ticket to see a band play live for a couple of hours.

    Even then at $150 a pop it has to be at least an all day festival where I'm getting to see several bands that I like.

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