High cost of concert tix

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Submitted by treehugger on May 16, 2016 - 12:59pm

My friends 45th birthday is in August and she wants to go to the Guns and Roses concert. We all thought that would be a blast, since we are of an age where G&R used to be big.....anyone been to a concert recently?

I have not to been to a concert in a very long time (maybe since G&R was big), anyway sticker shock, wow it is expensive!!

Curious where do you buy tix is there anyplace better than another? Anywhere to get a deal?

How about bandanas and ripped acid washed jeans anyone still hiding those in the closet?

Submitted by spdrun on May 16, 2016 - 1:00pm.

Can't you just get an old pair of jeans at a thrift store and wear them while working outside till they look like the War of 1812 flag?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 16, 2016 - 8:20pm.

Concerts are too loud anyway

Submitted by svelte on May 16, 2016 - 8:29pm.

We go to concerts all the time.

There are good deals out there...by that I mean under $100/seat. Watch the Indian Casinos for some good deals, I've found.

I've heard the reason tix are so expensive now is that is how bands make money. With music moving online, not much money is selling the music. But the concerts, thats where they rake it in. Can't steal a concert.

My wife is lobbying to get KAABOO Del Mar tix right now...looks like we'll be ponying up to spend 3 days at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. At least a lot of great bands will be there.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 16, 2016 - 8:42pm.

Jazz at the Merc in old Town temecula theatre every thurs is $15.00 a tkt. Very intimate classy venue with great acoustics and very cheap drinks. Some good performers come through there...

I'm gonna see Danny green ...


Warning...because it's jazz, the median age of audience members is about mid 70s.

Submitted by mixxalot on May 16, 2016 - 8:43pm.

I quit going to concerts when tix became over 30 a pop. Fortunately I was able to see great bands like Duran Duran, Ozzy, Metallica and so forth years ago when it was less expensive. Now I'd rather just watch old concerts for free on my HDTV.

Crowded, overpriced, rude people and too low with no good seats makes concerts now so not worth going too.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on May 16, 2016 - 8:45pm.

Every ticket at the merc is less than 25 feet from the stage..

Submitted by La Jolla Renter on May 17, 2016 - 7:24am.

mixxalot wrote:
Crowded, overpriced, rude people and too low with no good seats makes concerts now so not worth going too.

I'll second that.

I would rather save up and go to one concert a decade and pay for the first couple rows, than go to 15 concerts and sit in average seats.

Or just enjoy a good musician playing covers at an intimate venue.

I think I'm getting old.

Submitted by moneymaker on May 17, 2016 - 7:57am.

I don't think I've ever paid for a concert ticket, just go when it's free. I do agree though that tickets for everything seem too high, so I vote for staying home unless I get free tickets. Been to sporting events, but always got free tickets, can't imagine paying face value plus parking fees.

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