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2022-05-16 12:43:04 AM  
Blame Ticket Master moron.
 
2022-05-16 2:10:36 AM  
This asshole doesn't understand capitalism, the economic system they support on a daily basis.
F*ck them up their stupid asses.
 
2022-05-16 2:51:23 AM  
How can you tell is someone is vegan.
Don't worry, they'll tell you.
 
2022-05-16 3:12:48 AM  
                          All you need is LOTS of cash...
       
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2022-05-16 3:21:13 AM  
Dear Fark,

I do not respect the open letter style.  If you have to invoke the name of a celebrity get attention and use hack construct to frame your narrative, maybe writing's not your thing.

Sincerely,
foo monkey
 
2022-05-16 3:39:42 AM  
Wait until he sees the prices to "Hamilton", Disneyland, or any World Series Baseball game.
Heck the opening "World Games" ceremony tickets were 100 dollars for the cheap seats...and I thought well, fark that. And DragonCon was 140 and I thought well double fark that.
 
2022-05-16 6:27:53 AM  
Don't worry about Paul's ticket prices. Instead focus on SIMPLY HAAAAAAVVVVVVING A WONDERFUL CONCERT TIME
 
2022-05-16 6:35:31 AM  
Took my girlfriend to see Paul McCartney when we were 18. Pretty good seats at the Adelaide Oval in my home town back in 1993 or 1994, probably ten thousand or fifteen thousand in attendance. Good show. It can't have been too expensive, the fact I can't remember tells me it was obviously reasonable value or I'd remember otherwise.

Wow, found some of it on YouTube....

Paul McCartney Live At The The Oval, Adelaide, Australia (Saturday 13th March 1993)
Youtube P55Jx45bBZo
 
2022-05-16 6:48:25 AM  
My cheesy death metal shows are even up to 40 bucks now
 
2022-05-16 6:52:24 AM  
PS Do you know Die Hard?
 
2022-05-16 7:26:30 AM  
I like how he thinks he can garner some sort of support from the reader or Paul himself by adding the line "if they did see a concert it was something lame, like the Eagles"

Not saying I'm a huge fan of The Eagles or anything but that reeks of a bullied geek bullying another geek in front of a bully thinking it will gain favor from the bully!
 
2022-05-16 7:29:29 AM  
Paul: Take your parents for a good vegetarian dinner instead. How much could that be, like $500 without drinks?
 
2022-05-16 7:56:46 AM  
He should have added something to the effect that back in the day tickets prices were cheaper and McCartney was a better performer. I'm sure he would appreciate that.
 
2022-05-16 7:58:05 AM  
He does realize paul died in the late sixties and that guy is a impersonator hired by Brain Epstein?
 
2022-05-16 8:17:43 AM  

runwiz: He should have added something to the effect that back in the day tickets prices were cheaper and McCartney was a better performer. I'm sure he would appreciate that.


Saw McCartney on his 1st solo world tour. After Wings broke up, he didn't tour for 10 years. It was a pretty big deal at the time due to lengthy absence from the road and the 1st time he toured that I was old enough to make it happen on my own.

Paid around $50. Per ticket for nothing special seats. That would be like spending $100+ per ticket today.

I was 22 my future wife was 19 we took blotter and had a great time.

Never had the urge to go see him live again, instead invested the money in buying Beatles (including solo) vinyl to fill gaps in my collection.

In the past 10 years or so, McCartney has toured relatively frequently.

Maybe I'll write an open letter to Sir Paul to chastise him for not responding to a letter I sent him in 1977 when I was ten asking if he was really dead.
 
2022-05-16 9:13:34 AM  
I was looking at tickets for the Oakland show and they had plenty of seats for under $100.  Not the greatest, sure, but they were options.
 
2022-05-16 9:13:52 AM  
He's not a public utility. If you can't afford a ticket, don't go to the show.
 
2022-05-16 9:13:53 AM  
I'm surprised this whiny biatch waited until the last paragraph to tell us he's a vegan.
 
2022-05-16 9:46:20 AM  

Tax Boy: Don't worry about Paul's ticket prices. Instead focus on SIMPLY HAAAAAAVVVVVVING A WONDERFUL CONCERT TIME


Imma call Will Smith to come slap you.
 
2022-05-16 9:47:42 AM  
He's not wrong.

Also not right.

Either way, there's got to be better things you could do to treat your parents for $700+. Unless they're stark raving McCartney/Beatles fans, in which case they would probably be happy with the cheap seats.
 
2022-05-16 9:49:43 AM  
You would have to pay me to attend a Paul McCartney concert, but I understand where this guy is coming from;

I am writing a similar letter to Benedetto Vigna regarding the price I should have to pay for a new Ferrari.
 
2022-05-16 9:56:14 AM  
As previously mentioned, this is capitalism in action.

Paul is doing ONE performance in southern California.

There will be 60,000 seats available for this concert and the population of southern California is 24 million.

That means that one quarter of one percent of the region can watch him. This is a region that has a shiat-ton of money and a pretty big chunk of them would love to see one of the most important artists in the 20th century.

I am actually a bit shocked at how low the prices that the letter writing complainer referenced. The last concert I priced in low-cost flyover land for Roger Waters' tour was actually higher. I assumed LA would be at least triple and 1/4 of the Beatles could get more than 1/5 of Pink Floyd.
 
2022-05-16 10:18:55 AM  

iambichop: runwiz: He should have added something to the effect that back in the day tickets prices were cheaper and McCartney was a better performer. I'm sure he would appreciate that.

Saw McCartney on his 1st solo world tour. After Wings broke up, he didn't tour for 10 years. It was a pretty big deal at the time due to lengthy absence from the road and the 1st time he toured that I was old enough to make it happen on my own.

Paid around $50. Per ticket for nothing special seats. That would be like spending $100+ per ticket today.

I was 22 my future wife was 19 we took blotter and had a great time.

Never had the urge to go see him live again, instead invested the money in buying Beatles (including solo) vinyl to fill gaps in my collection.

In the past 10 years or so, McCartney has toured relatively frequently.

Maybe I'll write an open letter to Sir Paul to chastise him for not responding to a letter I sent him in 1977 when I was ten asking if he was really dead.


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2022-05-16 10:55:22 AM  
too many people who want to go to shows and too few shows.

i've long since given up even entertaining the idea that i will attend a live event.
 
2022-05-16 10:57:17 AM  
Took the wife a few years ago. Paid about $450 for the 2 tickets after all of the fees (fark you Ticketmaster). He put on a great show and glad we had a chance to see him.

As for the letter writer, welcome to the real world and be sure to watch John Oliver's March 14, 2022 episode. Don't blame Sir Paul. Blame the crap companies and their "fees".
 
2022-05-16 11:03:10 AM  
My bf's sister bought tix to the show here & Seattle & he asked me if I wanted him to buy me one. It was $200.

I said nah, a t-shirt would be cheaper & I'd get more use from it.

The video he took looked great tho. I got my t-shirt & his sister got a breakthrough case of covid. So all in all, I think I made the right decision. (He was masked the whole time - she wasn't)
 
2022-05-16 11:03:50 AM  

casey17: My bf's sister bought tix to the show here & Seattle & he asked me if I wanted him to buy me one. It was $200.

I said nah, a t-shirt would be cheaper & I'd get more use from it.

The video he took looked great tho. I got my t-shirt & his sister got a breakthrough case of covid. So all in all, I think I made the right decision. (He was masked the whole time - she wasn't)


*in Seattle, dammit!
 
2022-05-16 11:32:41 AM  
Went to see Tool in Berlin yesterday and those tics were 130 euros each. Not to mention the 2 nights hotel, plenty of beers, and some shopping. 40 euros for a Tool t-shirt was a small price to pay for my first concert in 3 years though. Love me some concerts. Gonna see Rammstein this Saturday here in Leipzig so gonna be a great end to a great week of shows. Wanna compare prices......

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2022-05-16 12:35:41 PM  

aleister_greynight: Blame Ticket Master moron.


Yup. Ticketbastard and parking fees are ridiculous.

I attended last Friday's concert.

Ticket: $205.00
Ticketbastard fees:
Service fee: $48.65
Order processing fee: $5.00
Parking: $71.50

It was a great show. No regrets.

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2022-05-16 12:41:42 PM  
Teenage me would find it unfathomable that old me would turn down an opportunity to see Paul McCartney no matter what the cost. Teenage me didn't pay rent.
 
2022-05-16 1:00:17 PM  

Stephen_Falken: This asshole doesn't understand capitalism, the economic system they support on a daily basis.
F*ck them up their stupid asses.


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2022-05-16 1:01:03 PM  

buntz: I like how he thinks he can garner some sort of support from the reader or Paul himself by adding the line "if they did see a concert it was something lame, like the Eagles"

Not saying I'm a huge fan of The Eagles or anything but that reeks of a bullied geek bullying another geek in front of a bully thinking it will gain favor from the bully!


Having just paid $400 for a pair of fairly sh*tty seats last Thursday to see THE F*CKING EAGLES in the garbage state of Kentucky, I'll allow it.

Concerts are insanely overpriced for what you get, and when the guy you're seeing is already a goddamn billionaire it's pretty galling to feel like he's squeezing you for more just because he can.
 
2022-05-16 2:08:25 PM  
 An open letter tot he open letter writer,
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Sincerely,
T. Flyspray Esq.
 
2022-05-16 3:24:59 PM  
Pro tip: If you want to make a purchase that impresses your mother for the next Mother's Day event, start saving now.

McCartney prices have been sky high for some time. You want cheaper tickets, find somebody less people want to see.
 
2022-05-16 9:54:18 PM  
I remember years ago, when The Eagles had their reunion tour and people kicked back at tickets less than half this price (which were a record at the time).  😂. Time moves and so do ticket prices, I guess.

Go see some underrated hot band at a local venue instead. Thanks to YouTube, you can usually see what you're getting into ahead of time.  It's just a fun night out then and not cause for a second mortgage.
 
2022-05-17 8:33:05 AM  
Ticket price discussion aside-.

His Christmas song is horrendous musically. There is no redeeming qualities to it. If it weren't from a famous name, it wouldn't have been played on the radio at all. But this dude leverages his fame into forcing that abomination of a song onto our ear holes every December.

The original Beetles songs did some very impressive music theory things. This was lazily written in 30 minutes and phoned in.

I'm grumpy
 
2022-05-17 9:18:48 AM  

Kris_Romm: I remember years ago, when The Eagles had their reunion tour and people kicked back at tickets less than half this price (which were a record at the time).  😂. Time moves and so do ticket prices, I guess.

Go see some underrated hot band at a local venue instead. Thanks to YouTube, you can usually see what you're getting into ahead of time.  It's just a fun night out then and not cause for a second mortgage.


^^^ This guy knows what's up.
 
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