I am all for supporting bands that I love and I don’t always have a problem dropping my hard-earned cash on a quality concert - it’s expensive to be on tour, after all - but goddamn, fifty bucks is just… so steep. Gone are the days of $10-$25 concerts, I suppose.
I also know that it is so much easier and way less stress for acts and their management to leave the complexity of ticketing to Ticketmaster and LiveNation. With that said, every time that I see $10 in fees, I want to go all Hulk Smash. It’s criminal (actually, I’m convinced it is - the merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation should have been blocked… it’s a friggin’ monopoly).
As much as I’d love to see Silversun Pickups at the House of Blues, I can’t justify dropping $100 on two tickets (or $80 to sit in nosebleed). It’s not that I can’t afford it, but there’s a point where it becomes a matter of principle. I’ve seen far better and far more prominent acts for much less.
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- seulmates said: a lot of it has to do with piracy as well. bands no longer primarily make money off of their music. but i agree.
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- sv said: thank you.
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- mamas-kumquat said: i feel you
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