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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Madonna has kicked off her UK tour and is charging upto £150 a ticket. Would you pay that to see her live? Is it too much? Have you ever paid that or more to see a concert?

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User currently offlineKazzie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

I have just forked out over £300 on muse ticket... for 3 seperate gigs though

User currently offlineMhodgson From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Ouch - I don't think I'd be happy paying anything more than £60 for a concert ticket, unless there was something very special about it!

User currently offlineTheSorcerer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1862 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.

Dominic


User currently offlineSearpqx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

My partner paid $500 for 2 U2 tickets in SF last fall - he'd promised them as a birthday gift so he felt obliged.

User currently offlineSaintsman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

You can pay silly money for some concerts. There were some tickets going for £350 for the Stones at Twickenham (official tickets too).

What pisses me off though is that you buy the ticket and then they want a booking fee. I saw some the other day that wanted a £10 (per ticket) fee plus another £2.50 to post them to you.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1838 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)...


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

I remember when you could see Eric Clapton or Thin Lizzy for $12.

Kinda dates me. Sad


User currently offlineJamesbuk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 3):
I wouldn't pay £150 for Madonna tickets, don't like her.

I'd expect her to pay me £150 to see her!!

We paid about £200 combined for 4 of us to go see Queen and Paul rodgers last year (about 2 weeks after london bombings)

Rgds --James--


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
What about sporting events?

Most I have paid for a Manchester United ticket was £35. Glad I don't support Chelsea! Big grin


User currently offlineFlyKev From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1817 times:
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So long as I can get Fear Factory tickets for £20 (which I have before), Im happy. Of course for Metallica tickets I might expand the amount a bit  Wink

Kev.


User currently offlineTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 10):
Of course for Metallica tickets I might expand the amount a bit

$90 for pit tickets to the MetallicA Pour Touring Me show at Fort Worth Convention Center about 10 or so years ago.

Texan


User currently offlineSW733 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

I went to a Rolling Stones concert in Chicago back in 2000 or 2001 where tickets were about US$150 each...luckily, my aunt's company had a private box, so I got in for about $25  Smile

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 6):
What about sporting events? Anyone done anything ridiculous for a sporting event?

Almost.

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.

Patrick

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!

[Edited 2006-08-03 01:13:14]

User currently offlineThom@s From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Would you pay that to see her live?

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?

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
Most I have paid for a Manchester United ticket was £35.

Money well spent.  Smile I'm paying up to £38 just to see Newcastle play Wigan. (Money not so well spent)

The most I've paid for a concert I believe was the near £50 to see Black Sabbath (w/ Ozzy) live last summer. Totaly worth the wait and money.

Thom@s


User currently offlineBHMNONREV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1753 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..


User currently offlineTootallsd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1733 times:
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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.


User currently offlineRyangooner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1713 times:

Quoting Saintsman (Reply 5):
There were some tickets going for £350 for the Stones at Twickenham (official tickets too).

You are quite correct here and on the face of it £350 is alot of money but The Rolling Stones are to be the first band to have seats available on stage with them!

The seats on stage are going for £350 , if i could afford it i would love to be seated up on the stage whilst the "boys" strutted their stuff!

Ryan


User currently offlineDeltaGator From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1703 times:

$150/ticket for U2 is the most I have ever paid for tickets. Others have come close but they take the cake for cost.

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Would you pay that to see her live?

Nothing. But I would pay money to keep her away from my town. Vadge really is quite horrid these days and past her prime.

Quoting Kazzie (Reply 1):
I have just forked out over £300 on muse ticket... for 3 seperate gigs though

Too bad you will miss their show in Atlanta this weekend. They are having a backstage meet and greet at the Georgia Aquarium before the show.


User currently offlineVSLover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1702 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.


User currently offlineFfis34 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1700 times:

i spent 200 buck for a section 1 row 1 seating for a DMB concert in TPA...worth every damn penny, this year i spent 500 for 3 shows all in section one...again its going to be worth every damned penny

User currently offlineBirdwatching From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting TheSorcerer (Reply 3):
I paid £116 for a U2 ticket last year, worth every bit.



Quoting Searpqx (Reply 4):
My partner paid $500 for 2 U2 tickets in SF last fall - he'd promised them as a birthday gift so he felt obliged.



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 18):
$150/ticket for U2 is the most I have ever paid for tickets.

And I thought they were a low cost carrier... The airfare you paid is higher than on British or Lufthansa.

Soren  santahat 


User currently offlineBigOrange From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1685 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
Madonna has kicked off her UK tour and is charging upto £150 a ticket. Would you pay that to see her live?

I won't even listen to her on the radio, so I'm not going to fork over 150 quid a ticket!


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1676 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.

It's supposed to be a great show though. Big grin



User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1675 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 23):
I wouldn't have paid more than £50 for a ticket

You're tighter than a duck's arse!!
Get booking the ZRH trip  Wink


25 Post contains images Thom@s : Still worth it, I'm sure. Thom@s
26 ORFflyer : $250 for two ticket to see the Stones. This was back in 81 or 82. A ton of money back then, but worth every penny. The good ole days.... most shows w
27 Post contains images BCAL : Definitely not. She would have to pay me to sit through the sheer boredom of her concert! Madness! As I said too! The most expensive concert tickets?
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