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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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  • Hockey 40 Devonly 2012/07/05 22:05:35
    Hockey 40
    Great band Depeche Mode the early years
  • gary Devonly 2012/07/05 22:18:31
    gary
    The 80's are dead. Keep it dead.
  • Jake Bl... Devonly 2012/07/06 18:44:40
    Jake Blanton
    P.T. Barnum was right...
  • Max7 2012/07/05 21:44:01
    $50-$70
    Max7
    It depends on who the performer is -
  • GoreGirl 2012/07/05 21:37:47
    $20-$50
    GoreGirl
    +1
    I've been to 2 concerts and paid $30 combined. Also got to meet a band and get autographs at one...I like to find good deals. And thanks to where I live there's a lot of underground venues that are cheap.
  • Kelsie 2012/07/05 21:35:22
    $70 +
    Kelsie
    Just depends on the concert.
  • Eyes See Wide North 2012/07/05 21:34:15
    Less Than $20
    Eyes See Wide North
    +2
    Free concerts are almost here, Im working on some for 2014.

    By 2016 they should be quite regular in many places.

    Music is free, you pay for the extra perks.
  • **Vampire Redefined** 2012/07/05 21:32:07
    $20-$50
    **Vampire Redefined**
    $50 or less actually
  • Paige 2012/07/05 21:31:43
    $70 +
    Paige
    +1
    Depending on who is playing at the concert.
  • Fergie 2012/07/05 21:30:26
    $70 +
    Fergie
    +2
    I just broke the bank with my Morrissey/Iggy Pop tickets
  • birdie1224 2012/07/05 21:26:50
    $50-$70
    birdie1224
    unless its some one I really want to see I'll pay more
  • Alli 2012/07/05 21:26:47
    $70 +
    Alli
    Depending on the band i'd go pretty high
  • JAKE~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/05 21:23:59
    $70 +
    JAKE~PWCM~JLA
    Depending on the concert and where I was.
  • Your Favorite Nerd 2012/07/05 21:22:40
    $70 +
    Your Favorite Nerd
    +1
    This concert I really want to go to is 88 bucks...
  • TikkiPurdy 2012/07/05 21:21:44
    $50-$70
    TikkiPurdy
    Only if it's someone I really want to see, though, like KISS or BVB or Slipknot or Lil Wayne.
  • Jack's Pearl 2012/07/05 21:21:32
    $70 +
    Jack's Pearl
    +1
    Depending on which concert it is.
  • peaches 2012/07/05 21:20:45 (edited)
    $20-$50
    peaches
    Most of my favorite bands wouldn't be selling tickets over that much anyway. And I don't really have the money to be paying over $50 for a concert!
    My Warped Tour ticket was $40 and it's an all day festival where I get to see several of my favorite bands as well as others too, of course. And I've been to Six Flags for concerts before and I got discounted tickets for the park (concert's free with admission) for about $35. Most other concerts I've been to have been under $20, as low as $10. And I've seen all but one of my top 5 favorite bands live (Paramore). Some I've seen several times. So I don't feel the need to go to a $70 concert lol
  • Anonymo... peaches 2012/07/05 22:34:34
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Ooh, I'm going to Warped Tour as well ;P
  • peaches Anonymo... 2012/07/05 22:45:34
    peaches
    Cool! I'm super excited. Who are you going to see? (:
  • Anonymo... peaches 2012/07/06 10:04:10
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    I'm going to the one in London, so there are different Bands, but I'm looking forwards to Lostprophets, BODF, Funeral for a Friend, Yashin and a few others :L. I'm really annoyed Rise Against isn't going though... D:
  • peaches Anonymo... 2012/07/06 16:06:05
    peaches
    Oh cool (: Yeah, Rise Against will be at the one I'm going to lol I dunno if we'll get to see them since I don't listen to them much. I'm going for All Time Low, We the Kings, Mayday Parade, and We are the In Crowd. Hopefully we'll get to see other good bands as well!
  • Anonymo... peaches 2012/07/06 16:45:08
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    I love all time low as well :D. I went to Download a few weeks ago though, they had Black Sabbath, Rise Against, and Shinedown there the day I went :D. And they had You Me At Six, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Four Year Strong, Metallica and Prodigy, there were about 200 bands there :P
  • peaches Anonymo... 2012/07/07 04:31:03
    peaches
    I saw All Time Low live at a small local venue on the Dirty Work tour last year and since them I've been itching to see them again, so I'm super excited to see them! Anyway, that's quite a lot of bands, sounds awesome :P
  • Anonymo... peaches 2012/07/07 09:35:10
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    It's a huge festival :P. They had Lamb of God and Killswirch Engage as well, there's a lot of variety...
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/05 21:19:27
    $70 +
    Margaret Jacobson
    INVITE ME.............SOON !!!
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 2012/07/05 21:15:04
    Less Than $20
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin
    +1
    really depends on the band, btu since i dont have a job i go for cheaper tickets
  • Shadow 2012/07/05 21:12:47
    $70 +
    Shadow
    +1
    It kind of depends on who Im seeing.... if it's any band I like,then I tihnk 70$ is worth it!
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/07/05 21:06:06 (edited)
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/05 21:06:01
    $70 +
    Sister Jean
  • rawrimamoocow 2012/07/05 20:28:36
    $20-$50
    rawrimamoocow
    +2
    My warped tour ticket was $40 and I got to see like 15 bands so no more than $40 or $50 probably
  • Cantus_bird 2012/07/05 20:26:54
    $20-$50
    Cantus_bird
    +1
    Since there was no option for nothing to your question, "How much Are you Willing to Pay for a Concert ticket?" ... i say nothing. I'd rather spend the money on itunes to get the songs i want.
  • Anonymo... Cantus_... 2012/07/05 22:35:53
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Why buy them on iTunes? About 9p goes to the actual artist... Just download them from YouTube...
  • Cantus_... Anonymo... 2012/07/06 12:47:44
    Cantus_bird
    No thank you. I buy them on itunes because i've heard all the controversy about artists complaining about individuals who steal their music by not paying for it ...
  • Anonymo... Cantus_... 2012/07/06 16:50:11 (edited)
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    They don't really make any money out of music sales any more anyway, it's all from concerts...
  • Kat 2012/07/05 20:24:12
    $70 +
    Kat
    +1
    Depending on who it is. I would pay anything to see the Scopions. I know there are others who feel that way about their own favorite bands.
  • Marianne ☮ 2012/07/05 20:11:32
    $70 +
    Marianne ☮
    +2
    Depends on who I'm seeing. If I really really dig the band, I'll be willing to pay a little more.
  • Drive Me Nervous 2012/07/05 20:10:34
    $70 +
    Drive Me Nervous
    +1
    it really depends

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