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Buying JB tickets-am I the only idiot who didn't know this?

Hamerfan

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If you don’t think $7.00 was cool for a Jeff Beck concert in 1976, that’s, well, sad. Adjusted for CURRENT inflation, that would be $34.59 in 2022. Something’s rotten In Denmark.

And for the record, I supported Clapton. That would constitute something ‘good.’ But I guess only if you thought he was still human.
Its 46 years ago. Expect to double the price in every 20 years.
And btw: the inflation rate in the 70ies were much higher than in the last ten years.
 

marshall1987

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I never paid more than $10.00 for a rock concert ticket in the 1970s and early - mid 1980s. Tickets prices I paid in the 1970s and early 1980s, for big shows like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Edgar Winter w/ Ronnie Montrose, Johnny Winter, Heart, Foreigner, Van Halen, and many others..... averaged around $5.50 to $7.50.
 

marshall1987

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I'm a 100% old fart ... I paid $5.50 to see the Rolling Stones in summer 1972 and find the new prices somewhat (oh boy) hard to adjust too.
Me too! $5.50 general admission....RFK stadium in Washington D.C. on July 4, 1972. Too bad the Stones bailed out after 55 minutes........WTF?
 

bern1

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Fore sure, I don’t like paying these high prices for tickets any more than the next guy. I made an exception to go see Tom Petty at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Fantastic concert well worth spending the money on.

What bothers me more than the ticket prices in the modern corporate concert world is getting frisked as if I’m a criminal trying to board an airplane flight.

I’d rather spend money watching local musicians down at the corner bar.
 

Snakum

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I’d rather spend money watching local musicians down at the corner bar.

You and me both. My wife is into the concert thing though and she loves three guitar players ... Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Joe Bonamassa. Now we will have seen them all. :LOL:

She also loves that Mongolian metal act. They are kinda catchy. Where else can you hear Tuvian throat singing with detuned power chords?
 

TheArchitect

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I've been kinda floored at ticket prices, in general, myself. But I try to remember that's about the only way these guys make money nowadays. I thought JB's tickets would actually be much higher. And I would have gladly paid it. Just not gonna pay 35% for 'service fees', cuz he ain't getting his share of that, unfortunately.

Oh btw ... who's 'Jeff Beck'? He a blues guy? Must be new.
Well, you know it's like Kanye giving that McCartney guy a shot... I hear he is a talented cat that is going to go places.... lol
 

Unbound Dot Neck

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Me too! $5.50 general admission....RFK stadium in Washington D.C. on July 4, 1972. Too bad the Stones bailed out after 55 minutes........WTF?
Me three ! $ 6.50 for The Who Quad show an Skynard at Largo, free Stones Tatoo You tixs at Warner Th. thanks to my girls friend mom, in 78
wowhoo
 
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