TheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
I paid £116 for a U2 ticket last year, worth every bit. This was on Ebay though, can't remember how much the tickets were originally being sold for.
I wouldn't pay £150 for Madonna tickets, don't like her.
ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1957 times:
I paid $240 for two section A tickets to see U2 at The Pond in Anaheim last year. Worth every penny - best gig I've ever been to.
I also paid 2 x $85 for front section seats to Mark Knopfler last year at The Greek Theatre in LA, very good gig indeed.
What about sporting events? Anyone done anything ridiculous for a sporting event? Like the time I paid $550 for a ticket to see Liverpool win in Instanbul last year? I wouldn't change my mind on that for a minute - one amazing night and thoroughly glad I spent the money (although there were a few moments at half time when I couldn't believe I'd blown $550 to see Liverpool get thrashed)...
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1910 times:
Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6): What about sporting events? Anyone done anything ridiculous for a sporting event?
A friend and me wanted to pay 1000 EUR for two tickets for the semi-final Germany vs. Italy game. Unfortunately the price went up to over 1200 EUR 5 mins before the auction ended. 500 EUR per ticket was the maximum I had spend although it is already totally ridiculous.
On the other hand: I got tickets for the Superbowl in Detroit for free but a friend (the same as above ) and me had to spend a shitload of money for the flight to DTW.
So I would say that watching the Superbowl was the most expensive thing I have ever done when it comes to visiting events like concerts or football/soccer games.
Edit: I am an utter moron, I wrote that "Greece" and not "Italy" played in the semi-final vs. Germany in the last World Cup. Incredible!
BHMNONREV From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1387 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 7): I remember when you could see Eric Clapton or Thin Lizzy for $12.
Yes my friend, you are showing your age. When Pink Floyd was last on tour in '94 I bought two tickets thru a broker and paid USD33 each. I was appalled, but said what the hell, it's Floyd...
And as for me showing my age, I remember going to the Cotton Bowl in 1980 for the Texxas Jam, saw 6 bands, was entertained for 12+ hours in 120F heat, and I believe I paid 20 bucks. How times have changed..
Tootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
Quoting Thom@s (Reply 14): First of all I wouldn't take the tickets if your threw them after me. Second, it's not really "live" when she performs, is it?
Dude, if you don't like her thats cool. I spent $300 / person last year to see her in Los Angeles. It was great. To Thom@s' point, because of the cost, the audience was really the 'faithful' so there was no annoying TALKING like we were all sitting in our living rooms listening to CDs. God I hate that.
It was a very energetic event. If you like Madonnna, you should see here live.
I just went to Elton John in Las Vegas, again nearly $300 per seat. But again, well worth it.
VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1900 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
lets see, back in 2001 (i think) my best friend stood in line for tickets to a U2 concert in BOS. well they said not to line up as the start of the line (where first person would be) would be arbitrary.
ie there was one huge line but the ticketing agents came out when it was time to open, walked down the line and randomly stopped somewhere and said that person was now first in line. well my friend was only a few people behind her. so he ended up buying something like 8 tickets for around $150 each. the thing is he sold them all on ebay or privately for a few thousand in total. i'd say the people who bought those qualify for most expensive tickets ever. haha.
9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
If the Madonna show was in my area then I would have gone but I wouldn't have paid more than £50 for a ticket. £150 is just extracting the Michael. On top of that she was charging £25 for a programme and £45 for a t-shirt. It might be her last tour though but that's going too far I reckon.