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Old 06-09-2019, 07:31 AM
 
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I had priced Guns and Roses a year or so ago, nose bleed seats were over $100. I guess I won't ever see them. They don't make it affordable for fans.

That's pretty much why I don't go to concerts any more. I can't see spending that kind of money on tickets. I do regret a tiny bit not seeing Tom Petty on his last tour. But I have no patience for high ticket prices and rowdy crowds any more. I think I am officially old.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:57 AM
 
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That's pretty much why I don't go to concerts any more. I can't see spending that kind of money on tickets. I do regret a tiny bit not seeing Tom Petty on his last tour. But I have no patience for high ticket prices and rowdy crowds any more. I think I am officially old.
The industry has flipped. Bands used to tour to support album sales. Now music is created to support tours.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Two years ago we went to a Moody Blues concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the recording of Days of Future Past. Tickets were $40, which was pretty awesome compared to what a lot of concerts cost these days. The second half of the concert was the entire album, played in order. We're in our 60s, and we were some of the youngest people there, LOL. Pretty funny to see all these 80 year olds still wearing their tie-dye and concert t-shirts (many from when they FIRST saw them, which actually was pretty cool.)
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:04 PM
 
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That's pretty much why I don't go to concerts any more. I can't see spending that kind of money on tickets. I do regret a tiny bit not seeing Tom Petty on his last tour. But I have no patience for high ticket prices and rowdy crowds any more. I think I am officially old.
Another reason not to attend anymore is all the drunks who decide to sing along with their favorite songs. I go to hear the band/singer, not a bunch of off-key fans.

BTW, some insanely rich guy in my neighborhood threw himself a 70th birthday party last night for 150 of his closest friends and had ELO perform. If you lived close enough you could hear, sadly I couldn’t hear it. He originally wanted Fleetwood Mac but their price was much higher.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Not 76 but 77, I remember being a sophomore in college, and the Stones were putting on a concert in Atlanta, nearest big city. And a lot of us thought, "Well, better go see that Stones concert, they have been around awhile, this may be their last concert." How wrong can you be? I could have won some considerable bets as to how many more years the Stones would be touring. They are still at it and I am now nearing retirement age.


"Every cigarette you smoke takes an hour off your life. And gives it to Keith Richards"
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:10 PM
 
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What, no Disco Duck? Disco was coexisting with rock but not yet dominating the scene. I think my favorite was "Don't fear the Reaper," by Blue Oyster Cult. The album I listened to the most, on 8-track, was Aerosmith's "Rocks."
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:31 PM
 
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"Every cigarette you smoke takes an hour off your life. And gives it to Keith Richards"
And for the environmentalists....

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Old 06-11-2019, 08:38 PM
 
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That's pretty much why I don't go to concerts any more. I can't see spending that kind of money on tickets. I do regret a tiny bit not seeing Tom Petty on his last tour. But I have no patience for high ticket prices and rowdy crowds any more. I think I am officially old.

I stopped attending concerts when the music sounded better with my earplugs IN rather than OUT.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I stopped attending concerts when the music sounded better with my earplugs IN rather than OUT.
Agree! So damn freakin LOUD that you could barely make out the song, much less the words. My clothes and hair vibrated and I never even saw the musicians. Nothing like concerts were in the 70s.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile I was in a limo with BOC once

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What, no Disco Duck? Disco was coexisting with rock but not yet dominating the scene. I think my favorite was "Don't fear the Reaper," by Blue Oyster Cult. The album I listened to the most, on 8-track, was Aerosmith's "Rocks."
Lead singer's brother lived down here and we were friends. Got invited to the concert; went in the limo.
Went down the wrong way on Hollywood Boulevard (Pines Boulevard now) speeding to get there. Cool laser show. Great concert.

We were backstage after and the food had been sitting there for hours; all gross; really had to feel sorry for the guys night after night. I'm sure it got old but they loved it.

Really cool night.
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