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(Spin Magazine)   The Rolling Stones defend their sky-high ticket prices, insist $813 is "worth it"   (spin.com) divider line 62
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2012-11-11 12:04:36 AM
No. It's not.
 
2012-11-11 12:50:23 AM
Not even when they were relevant.
 
2012-11-11 01:43:17 AM
Saw them in 2007 and they were really damn god. That said, they should be ashamed
 
2012-11-11 02:01:38 AM
Why should the scalpers make all the money? Price isn't about what things cost to make, it's all about what the market will bear. You go to college and the boomer college president charges you huge tuition and wrings his hands and complains about his "costs." Then you take an econ class, learn the awful truth about how prices are arrived at, cry, graduate with 100k in debt, and watch your boomer University President who paid peanuts to go to college himself, shell out $2000 to go see the Stones. Maybe he takes the econ prof along. Thanks a lot sucker! Enjoy your college radio bands!
 
2012-11-11 02:43:33 AM
I've seen them twice, and neither time did I pay over $25. And they weren't even very old yet then.
 
2012-11-11 08:23:43 AM
Sounds fair to me.

As of this morning, somebody's asking $27,121.00 for his 5th row seats on Stubhub.

I could see that for 1st row but it seems a little aggressive for 5th row.
 
2012-11-11 09:18:02 AM
No.......no, it's not. I wouldn't pay $813 to see any artist live, much less The Rolling Stones. I wouldn't pay $813 to see The Rolling Stones circa 1966. The problem is, they know people will pay it, so they have no qualms about pricing tickets that high. They're fleecing people, and people don't mind being fleeced.

I don't know which part of that worse.
 
2012-11-11 09:18:49 AM
Medicare payments don't come cheap?
 
2012-11-11 10:06:57 AM
They're probably right.
 
2012-11-11 10:15:23 AM
Private geriatric nurses cost a fortune.
 
2012-11-11 10:20:21 AM
Awesome. You might think that they've lost a step, but they'll certainly sound fantastic after paying that much.
 
2012-11-11 10:24:48 AM
i can imagine a concert i would pay $800 to see, but the rolling stones ain't it.
 
2012-11-11 10:26:17 AM
They're legendary and will be dead soon, so as a nostalgia act they can charge whatever the hell they want to and people will pay. Imagine the prices if what's left of Pink Floyd got together and toured. The aging hippies have disposable income.

I would probably pay $813 to see Bad Brains.
 
2012-11-11 10:26:17 AM
Maybe if it came with a time machine ride back to 1979.
 
2012-11-11 10:26:46 AM
Good luck with that.
 
2012-11-11 10:28:00 AM
I draw the line at about $100, including "convenience fees." I can't justify anything over that. You'd have to be Mozart himself if you want me to consider anything higher.

But if people are willing to pay it, then I see no problem charging for it. I just wish I had a cool grand to kick around like that.
 
2012-11-11 10:32:38 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Private geriatric nurses cost a fortune.


You should see how much nursing geriatric privates costs.
 
2012-11-11 10:33:25 AM
Who gives a fark what a bunch of old farks will pay for a dose of nostalgia? The band charges what they feel the market will bear. It's not like they're selling food or fuel.

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2012-11-11 10:34:09 AM

Roto-Rot: They're legendary and will be dead soon, so as a nostalgia act they can charge whatever the hell they want to and people will pay. Imagine the prices if what's left of Pink Floyd got together and toured. The aging hippies have disposable income.

I would probably pay $813 to see Bad Brains.


I'd only pay to see Floyd if they toured as a true four piece and played some combination of their '69-'71 and '77 playlists. But since that will never,ever happen in a million years I'll just throw on Pompeii when I need a Floyd fix.
 
2012-11-11 10:34:17 AM
They could save some money, and reduce ticket costs, if they hired the Hell's Angels to do security.

Brilliant!
 
2012-11-11 10:35:37 AM
Not if Mick Taylor isn't back in the band, it isn't.
 
2012-11-11 10:39:08 AM
Dont like it, dont buy it. Hell I know where you can get all their songs for free, all of them. Want to really show your disgust with their prices? Stop giving them money.


This works with virtually everything in existence.
 
2012-11-11 10:39:28 AM
Greedy preMa donnas!
 
2012-11-11 10:39:44 AM
This is fundamental capitalism and solid economic reasoning at play. Do they need the cash, nah. But take everything you can if someone is willing to pay, and don't worry about trying to provide value; hey if those suckers or "fans" are willing to pay, then bleed them dry.
 
2012-11-11 10:40:04 AM

Cluckity: Who gives a fark what a bunch of old farks will pay for a dose of nostalgia? The band charges what they feel the market will bear. It's not like they're selling food or fuel.

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As someone who is blasting "So Divine" I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-11-11 10:41:40 AM
For a frame of reference regarding the definition of awesome---

i915.photobucket.com">Awesome let me show you it
 
2012-11-11 10:41:56 AM
You can still go see some of the blues artists like those they copied, at a small venue for reasonable money.
 
2012-11-11 10:43:22 AM
Hahahaha! Holy balls.

Firefox is trying to push my gumby pic into any copy paste i do.
 
2012-11-11 10:44:00 AM
 
2012-11-11 10:44:29 AM
Fleecing Baby Boomers with more money and nostalgia than sense? Sure, why not?
 
2012-11-11 10:46:27 AM
If somebody pays it, it's worth it. If it's too expensive, don't buy it. It's not like they're selling necessities.
 
2012-11-11 10:47:18 AM
You gotta make as much as you can, while you can... and you gotta do it NOW! If you think Mick Jagger is gonna be out there playing rock star at age 50, you're sorely mistaken! 
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2012-11-11 10:48:00 AM

theorellior: Fleecing Baby Boomers with more money and nostalgia than sense? Sure, why not?


They know it's only rock and roll, but they like it.

/Like it
//Yes, they do.
 
2012-11-11 10:53:35 AM
Pink Floyd yes... Stones ...no
 
2012-11-11 10:56:24 AM

Anthracite: Pink Floyd yes... Stones ...no


LASERIUM DUDE
 
2012-11-11 11:02:24 AM
Unless they figured out a way to resurrect Joe Strummer and have the Clash open for them, I would never pay $800 to see the Stones. $100 I could see.
 
2012-11-11 11:06:26 AM
Good for them, except for their justifying the price with the high cost of putting on the show. What they should have said is, "Fark you. If you don't like the price, don't buy the ticket. It's none of your business."
 
2012-11-11 11:07:46 AM

Cluckity: Who gives a fark what a bunch of old farks will pay for a dose of nostalgia? The band charges what they feel the market will bear. It's not like they're selling food or fuel.


THIS

I don't even get the attraction. You pay a fortune to see a band long past their best, in a giant arena miles from the stage where you get pocket-raped for food and drink and have to queue for hours to get out.

I've pretty much given up on stadium gigs. If I want to see a band and I realise they're playing an arena, I'll just accept that it passed me by. I realised at the last one that what I was doing was watching a screen, and that the band didn't care about being there. I'll go and see bands in places with 5000 capacities now, where they're still keen, the prices are sensible, you can see the stage and you can walk out 10 minutes from the end and go to the pub.
 
2012-11-11 11:08:26 AM

Coco LaFemme: No.......no, it's not. I wouldn't pay $813 to see any artist live, much less The Rolling Stones. I wouldn't pay $813 to see The Rolling Stones circa 1966. The problem is, they know people will pay it, so they have no qualms about pricing tickets that high. They're fleecing people, and people don't mind being fleeced.

I don't know which part of that worse.


The worst part is that you don't understand the definition of "fleece." The buyer knows the price up front and agrees to pay it; nobody's getting fleeced.
 
2012-11-11 11:14:29 AM
It's really simple, if they charge too much, they will have empty seats. However, if the charge $50, and scalpers buy them all up and resell them for $1,000 a seat then they sold em too cheap.

And why do we care what they charge? This isn't food or gas in New Jersey were talking about, these are farking concert tickets. They should be able to charge what ever the fark they want, and then not have to apologize that people were willing to pay that price.

WTF is with all the "aren't you ashamed your making money?" questions?
 
2012-11-11 11:17:08 AM

Roto-Rot: They're legendary and will be dead soon, so as a nostalgia act they can charge whatever the hell they want to and people will pay. Imagine the prices if what's left of Pink Floyd got together and toured. The aging hippies have disposable income.

I would probably pay $813 to see Bad Brains.


You can see Bad Brains for around $25. They still play shows occasionally.
 
2012-11-11 11:21:31 AM
Just looked through my stubs. I paid $28.50 to see them in 1989 and remember feeling... ripped off. Whatever, I can say I saw The Stones I guess.
 
2012-11-11 11:23:21 AM
What will you give me for this concert ticket?
-$50.
This is not a negotiation. I just want to know what is the maximum price you would pay for this ticket.
-$120.
We're selling them for $800.
-Hmmm. Alright, I'll take two.
 
2012-11-11 11:28:38 AM
I wouldn't pay 800 bucks to see the Stones, but there are a lot of things people do that I wouldn't do. I wouldn't wait in line for days to get the new iPhone. Or camp out to be first in line for the new Twilight movie. I wouldn't pay the 800-1200 list price they ask for Super Bowl tickets.
 
2012-11-11 11:31:20 AM

farkeruk: I've pretty much given up on stadium gigs. If I want to see a band and I realise they're playing an arena, I'll just accept that it passed me by. I realised at the last one that what I was doing was watching a screen, and that the band didn't care about being there. I'll go and see bands in places with 5000 capacities now, where they're still keen, the prices are sensible, you can see the stage and you can walk out 10 minutes from the end and go to the pub.


Tom Petty has a song about that. I can't think of the title right now.

Now Tom Petty--I'd shell out some good money to see him. Not anything like $800, though.
 
2012-11-11 11:38:01 AM

dugitman: Just looked through my stubs. I paid $28.50 to see them in 1989 and remember feeling... ripped off. Whatever, I can say I saw The Stones I guess.


So what you're saying is...you didn't get any satisfaction?
 
2012-11-11 11:44:11 AM

Triumph: Why should the scalpers make all the money? Price isn't about what things cost to make, it's all about what the market will bear. You go to college and the boomer college president charges you huge tuition and wrings his hands and complains about his "costs." Then you take an econ class, learn the awful truth about how prices are arrived at, cry, graduate with 100k in debt, and watch your boomer University President who paid peanuts to go to college himself, shell out $2000 to go see the Stones. Maybe he takes the econ prof along. Thanks a lot sucker! Enjoy your college radio bands!


And you go on to earn so much more in life that the 100k debt + interest was well worth it.

Everybody wins.
 
2012-11-11 11:44:19 AM
Outrageous!

Yet I'd pay that to see the Who with Zombie Entwistle and Zombie Moon
 
2012-11-11 11:46:33 AM

Smackledorfer: And you go on to earn so much more in life that the 100k debt + interest was well worth it.


Welcome to the Layer Cake.
 
2012-11-11 11:53:03 AM

Hanky: Saw them in 2007 and they were really damn god. That said, they should be ashamed

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I saw them years ago...and if not god,at least jesus....
 
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