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Old 01-17-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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Dude please! Just stop already!

I just had this conversation with a friend a month or two ago and we had a good chuckle.

I paid $17.50 for a McCartney concert in 1976. Fast forward 40+ years and people are willing to pay $500 for a voice that couldn't hit a high note if his life depended on it and a very subpar concert compared to what I saw for 3 1/2% of the cost. Would I expect any better at 76...no.

Yeah, I know it's this nostalgia thing, but it still amazes me. Musicians are not like fine wine. They do not get better with time. His picture makes it seem like he'll need a walker to get on stage. Whatever. Knock yourself out if you want to pay it. It's your money.


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Old 01-18-2019, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Vienna, Austria
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He is a part of the 1960s and 1970s. He is a legend. People pay not for his today's voice but for his voice from 1976.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:47 PM
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Good question. I think it is mainly southern republicans who like oldies. People like to hear the new Lynyrd Skynyrd playing the same old racist songs, over and over.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:49 PM
 
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nostalgia.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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Good question. I think it is mainly southern republicans who like oldies. People like to hear the new Lynyrd Skynyrd playing the same old racist songs, over and over.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Paul put on a really good show in 2002. I sure don't regret that one.

King Crimson were *awesome* live in 2014, dinosaurs or not. (as one of their songs proclaims)
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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He is a part of the 1960s and 1970s. He is a legend. People pay not for his today's voice but for his voice from 1976.
They do realize though that the 1976 voice will sadly be absolutely no where to be found, right? One of my most favorite male singers went through two or three voice changes, Billy Joe Royal that is. Before his going forward, his voice didn't sound anything like his earlier singing.

God bless you always!!!

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Old Today, 02:55 AM
 
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Paul put on a really good show in 2002. I sure don't regret that one.

King Crimson were *awesome* live in 2014, dinosaurs or not. (as one of their songs proclaims)
That was 17 years ago. He wasn't 76 then.
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Old Today, 06:07 AM
 
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Good question. I think it is mainly southern republicans who like oldies. People like to hear the new Lynyrd Skynyrd playing the same old racist songs, over and over.
Really? You've turned this into a political thing, when for every Lynyrd Skynyrd fan, there are 10 liberals who would pay huge money for: Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Elton John, and a host of others. Lynyrd Skynyrd sucks by the way. I wouldn't watch Lynryd Skynryd if they were playing across the street for free.
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Old Today, 06:24 AM
 
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Dude please! Just stop already!

I just had this conversation with a friend a month or two ago and we had a good chuckle.

I paid $17.50 for a McCartney concert in 1976.
Fast forward 40+ years and people are willing to pay $500 for a voice that couldn't hit a high note if his life depended on it and a very subpar concert compared to what I saw for 3 1/2% of the cost. Would I expect any better at 76...no.

Yeah, I know it's this nostalgia thing, but it still amazes me. Musicians are not like fine wine. They do not get better with time. His picture makes it seem like he'll need a walker to get on stage. Whatever. Knock yourself out if you want to pay it. It's your money.
Wow.

You're so much better than everyone who wants to see McCartney now.



You know, people don't go to concerts for sound quality. You get that from high-end equipment. You see a show for the energy, the performance (which far transcends sound) and the shared experience of the crowd.

And, in some cases, people appear to go to shows solely so that in the future they can brag "Ha! I saw So-And-So decades ago, you clowns!". Also, it probably eludes you that while you were watching McCartney and Wings in 1976 with a period sound system in some hockey arena with abominable acoustics, the overall sound you were getting was crappier than what someone seeing McCartney now is getting, to say nothing of people in 1976 who chose to see artists who played in smaller venues actually designed with sound dynamics in mind.

PS - 3 1/2% of the cost? Absolutely not. The nominal price, yes, but not the cost (hint: it's called inflation) .

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Paul put on a really good show in 2002. I sure don't regret that one.

King Crimson were *awesome* live in 2014, dinosaurs or not. (as one of their songs proclaims)
Yes.

I saw Springsteen into his 60s and Roger Waters at age 69 and they put on amazing shows. That their voices were not the same as in the 1970s doesn't change that fact. Anyway, since I don't have access to a time machine, it wasn't like I had a choice whether to see Roger in 1972 or Pink Floyd in 1972. The whole "Anyone who buys this product today is wrong because there was once a better version on the market than can no longer be had" notion is spouted by people who apparently don't understand basic logic.
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