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There are a lot of us that spend what 'normal' people would consider unreasonable sums on wine. But I also will spend a lot on concerts, especially when it is someone my wife loves.

I just spent an ungodly amount for Justin Timberlake / JayZ tickets (10th row) this summer in Chicago...all I will say is I could have purchased a couple bottles of my beloved SQN 17th Nail in My Cranium

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A co-worker was just telling me she got 7th row tickets for that concert. I think she said they were $250.


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A co-worker was just telling me she got 7th row tickets for that concert. I think she said they were $250.

But for the fact that I don't like those singers (though JT is a terrific host on SNL), 7th row at a major concert for $250 sounds like a steal to me. Not that the prices are necessarily nearly that high, but I would gladly pay that to get prime real estate at, say, a Leonard Cohen concert. No brainer.


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A co-worker was just telling me she got 7th row tickets for that concert. I think she said they were $250.


That $250 apiece would be face value. I'm sure patespo1 paid an "agency premium" for the tix he got his wife.

FWIW, Bruce Springsteen charges no more than $100 for the best seats in the house at his 3-hour-plus concerts, which are still the best in the business.
 
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I would gladly pay that to get prime real estate at, say, a Leonard Cohen concert. No brainer.


A no brainer indeed.

I'm a small and proper venue guy, and the smaller the better, so pricing is always much higher yet always worth it to me.
 
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About 10 years ago I paid $200 a pop for second row seats for a benefit concert. IIRC, the line-up was LeAnn Rimes, Jewel, Goo Goo Dolls, John Meyer and Def Leppard.
 
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I love going to concerts, but I don't think I've ever crossed the $100 threshold. $90 for the 2007 Eric Clapton Crossroads Festival may have beeen the highest, but it was a bargain for the lineup.
 
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$500 Rolling Stones 2012, side stage, slightly obstructed view, worth every cent
 
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I've spent $300 on a Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds acoustic concert. Good but not great seats.
 
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Spent $330 for 3 seats, 11th row, for Michael Buble, only to have some drunk, Canadian female fans in the 12th row screaming, "Woo-hoo!" in our ears for most of the concert. Mad

Just dropped $78 for a so-so seat to see an Ann & Nancy Wilson accoustic set, a few days before they get inducted into the R&R HoF.


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I've spent $300 on a Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds acoustic concert. Good but not great seats.

Wow, was that recently? I only saw them once, back in 1999 or 2000 while I was in college and know I didn't pay much. I've been thinking about wanting to check them out next time they go out together, but not if the prices are in that range.
 
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Just dropped $78 for a so-so seat to see an Ann & Nancy Wilson accoustic set, a few days before they get inducted into the R&R HoF.

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...some drunk, Canadian female fans...



I am often willing to pay a little extra just to be seated among them.


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paid $550 each for a couple of tickets that included a preshow nosh and a chance to tour the stage (no artist meet). Ended up selling them (at cost) and buying two other tickets for $205 each that were in a special reserved GA area next to the stage.

Ended up that the original tickets would have been a terrible deal since with a $45 GA ticket one could have showed up at the show 30min before the gates opened and been in the 2nd-3rd row in front of the stage.


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paid $550 each for a couple of tickets that included a preshow nosh and a chance to tour the stage (no artist meet). Ended up selling them (at cost) and buying two other tickets for $205 each that were in a special reserved GA area next to the stage.

Ended up that the original tickets would have been a terrible deal since with a $45 GA ticket one could have showed up at the show 30min before the gates opened and been in the 2nd-3rd row in front of the stage.

Who did you see?


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Spent $ 250 ea. for a Bono concert at Anaheim Stadium a few years ago. He hurt his back and they postponed the concert for a year. Seats were not that great and we left early.
 
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Well, a "free" VIP concert performance by the group Chicago that I was invited to by Caesar's Palace ended up costing me $5K or so........ Frown
 
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I paid 6 bills to see McCartney once, but that was the most...

I just bought two tickets to five gigs next month for less that $200 total...
 
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I've spent $300 on a Dave Matthews/Tim Reynolds acoustic concert. Good but not great seats.

Wow, was that recently? I only saw them once, back in 1999 or 2000 while I was in college and know I didn't pay much. I've been thinking about wanting to check them out next time they go out together, but not if the prices are in that range.


This was a special concert in Vegas and we bought the VIP tix to make sure we had good seats. I think regular tix were about $125.
 
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I paid $250/ticket to see Simon & Garfunkel at the MGM Grand in 2003.

Before the show, I won $500 playing blackjack and then laid it all on UT (-3) at OSU, a game they won by 39 points. Woot

The Everly Brothers were introduced in the middle of the concert and played a small set of songs.

Great show.


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paid $550 each for a couple of tickets that included a preshow nosh and a chance to tour the stage (no artist meet). Ended up selling them (at cost) and buying two other tickets for $205 each that were in a special reserved GA area next to the stage.

Ended up that the original tickets would have been a terrible deal since with a $45 GA ticket one could have showed up at the show 30min before the gates opened and been in the 2nd-3rd row in front of the stage.

Who did you see?


U2.


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I've always liked that about U2....good GAs are well priced. PJ are good for that, too...

Now Madonna....LOL.
 
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My mom loves Barbra Streisand and I paid $500 apiece for her and a friend to see her here in Toronto at the Air Canada Canter.

I spent $10 in 1964 to see The Beatles live at Maple Leaf Gardens. My, the times have changed.


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I've become a seat snob for concerts/sporting events, and I'm not afraid to admit it. If I'm going to ditch my kids for an evening, it better be for a good seat/view, otherwise I'll stay home and watch it on tv or listen to them on the iPod.

I think we paid 500$ for an upfront seat for a Tim McGraw charity concert at a small theater in Yountville (but that also included dinner and wine at Chiarello's Bottega). I loved it. I paid 20$ last month to go see Social Distortion and all I could think about was how bad the 50 year old punkers next to me smelled, as I was squished into the bar area at a House of Blues. All it did was reinforce my thoughts that I'll take a reserved seat any time, and gladly pay extra for it.
 
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My mom loves Barbra Streisand and I paid $500 apiece for her and a friend to see her here in Toronto at the Air Canada Canter.



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