This is leading from the Stones thread. Are bands pricing themsleves out of the game?
I recently shelled out $150 and $135 respectivle for tickets to see Aerosmith/Cheap Trick and the Rascals Reunion. Normally I wouldn't have done this accept these shows are more than just concerts for me for various reasons.
I remember the days when I got Orchestra Seats at MSG to see Led Zeppelin for $9.50 and that was when I was feeling "froggy leap". Normally I would pay $6.50 for th nose bleed seats and then sneak down to the orchestra by the time the support band finished. Since I was the first on my block with a credit card, I could go to ticketmaster and buy 10 tickets at $6.50; sell them to my friends @7.50 and basically wind up with a free ticket. And as I mentioned, by the time the headliner hit the stage, we were usually sitting first 5 rows orchestra.