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Old 16 Aug 2017, 14:37   #91
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I felt like $150 for front row was so cheap after all the Duran shows I've been to the past couple years. It was a nice change from $300-$450.


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Old 16 Aug 2017, 16:49   #92
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I remember a time when tickets were $19.00 to $25.00 per show (1977-1994). Then, only Pink Floyd/Rolling Stones/The Eagles had the outrageous price of $70.00. Times and prices have definitely changed.

I am willing to pay high prices for Alphaville (and a couple others) but these days I usually pass on most concerts.

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I felt like $150 for front row was so cheap after all the Duran shows I've been to the past couple years. It was a nice change from $300-$450.
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Old 16 Aug 2017, 17:14   #93
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I felt like $150 for front row was so cheap after all the Duran shows I've been to the past couple years. It was a nice change from $300-$450.
Yeah, I think my perception is somewhat colored by remembering how much tickets used to cost. I went to the first and second Lollapalooza festivals. Those tickets were $25. I saw Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound Of Thunder tour in 1988; those were $20. Any other club show or small arena show around that time was $15 or less. "Service fees" were like 50 cents.

I suppose it does come down to value: I also saw Roger Waters' Us And Them tour this year. We had just "ok" seats and they were $175 or so each, with another $30 or so in stupid service fees (and tickets for that show were as high as $1000!) While I love Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, and he put on an amazing, five-star show, I feel like I got way more enjoyment out of the Alphaville show. I would've happily paid $150 for front-row seats at AV had they still been available when I bought tickets.
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Old 16 Aug 2017, 18:43   #94
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With the way the industry has changed, bands make a big percentage of their living from concerts rather than record sales. For better or worse. :(


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With the way the industry has changed, bands make a big percentage of their living from concerts rather than record sales. For better or worse. :(
I agree. With record/CD sales dropping they have to make up the money somehow, and buying single tracks on iTunes or Amazon doesn't make up for that. I remember even as recently as the early 00's, it was easy to find tickets to live shows for around $20-25 for most. Then there was a big, sudden bump to ~$50-60.
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