Ditto that - saw them for the first time in 1973 - a lifetime ago. There's lots of people I work with who weren't even born then! When I tell some of the younger folks I saw Zep three times and had 3rd row tickets for a fourth time when Bonzo died they were envious. I know exactly how they felt because that's how I felt when older friends of mine tell me about seeing Hendrix, The Beatles and the Stones when Mick Taylor was still in the band
FingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1338 times:
Love Led Zeppelin but I can say Stairway is not even on my list of top 10 favorite songs by them. I remember going into a guitar store as a kid and saw a sign that read "If you play Stairway to Heaven management reserves the right to help you discover if on really exists!"
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 3061 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1335 times:
Quoting FingerLakerAv8r (Reply 5): I remember going into a guitar store as a kid and saw a sign that read "If you play Stairway to Heaven management reserves the right to help you discover if on really exists!"
- anyone going into a guitar store should be banned from playing Stairway, Smoke on the Water or Freebird.
dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 9772 posts, RR: 24
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1157 times:
Quoting type-rated (Reply 15): And back in 1973 concert tickets were affordable!
In 1965 I saw the Beatles, prices were $5.50, $6.50, $7.50 & $8.50. Almost anyone could afford to go!
And throughout the 80s the prices were $12-$18 for top name acts like Pink Floyd, the Stones, etc.
Now the official price for a Roger Waters concert runs from $70-$230.
I think part of the difference is that in the old days, Concert tours were never intended to really make money - they were to promote record sales. If the tour itself broke even, that was fine if it helped you sell a million records.
But now that everyone listens to pirated music and music sales are down across the board, they figured to actually start making money on the tours.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.