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Old 02-21-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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If you are not aware how much momentum their careers and popularity lost due to lack of being able to book concerts/shows, they I am thinking you were living under a rock in the late 90s. That noble act cost them dearly. It wasn't literally over -barely- because of they kept fighting diligently.

There is a difference between "being forced to pay" and "being forced to pay a specific amount".
If you see the difference, you will get my point.
And again, no one is forced to pay for a luxury item, I donít care the amount. You either buy the ticket or you donít.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I go to the ticket office at the Civic Center to get tickets. Last time I bought through Ticketmaster it was something like a $30 premium per ticket, and the seats were no better than buying at the ticket office.

How did you accomplish that? The last time I went directly to VBC for a ticket they told me I HAD to get it thru ticketmaster?? I was sent away.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:22 PM
 
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And again, no one is forced to pay for a luxury item, I donít care the amount. You either buy the ticket or you donít.
What makes you think a concert ticket is a luxury item? We are not talking about a VIP access or front row tickets here. You seem to conveniently label it as "luxury" to justify its cost and its affordability, or lack thereof.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:46 PM
 
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This thread inspired me to go digging through my old ticket stubs ... here are a few of the more well-know bands with prices

The Cure - 1984 - $12.00 / 1985 - $14.00 / 1987 - $16.50

Prince & the Revolution - 1985 - $17.50

Oingo Boingo - 1986 - $14.50

Depeche Mode - 1987 - $17.50

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1989 - $17.50

Sonic Youth - 1990 - $17.25

Public Enemy - 1995 - $15.00

good times!!
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:03 PM
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Location: Ontario
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This thread inspired me to go digging through my old ticket stubs ... here are a few of the more well-know bands with prices

The Cure - 1984 - $12.00 / 1985 - $14.00 / 1987 - $16.50

Prince & the Revolution - 1985 - $17.50

Oingo Boingo - 1986 - $14.50

Depeche Mode - 1987 - $17.50

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1989 - $17.50

Sonic Youth - 1990 - $17.25

Public Enemy - 1995 - $15.00

good times!!
Good gigs at great prices....

Today, even with inflation, fair prices should ....what ...maybe $45 or 50
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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And again, no one is forced to pay for a luxury item, I donít care the amount. You either buy the ticket or you donít.
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What makes you think a concert ticket is a luxury item? We are not talking about a VIP access or front row tickets here. You seem to conveniently label it as "luxury" to justify its cost and its affordability, or lack thereof.
A luxury item is anything that is not a necessity. A concert ticket is a luxury item, and it doesn't matter if the ticket price is $5 or $500.
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Old Today, 08:35 AM
 
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What makes you think a concert ticket is a luxury item? We are not talking about a VIP access or front row tickets here. You seem to conveniently label it as "luxury" to justify its cost and its affordability, or lack thereof.
It's a luxury because you don't need it. I didn't think that even needed to be explained.
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Old Today, 09:53 AM
 
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Because idiots like me continue to buy!
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