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Ticketmaster and ticket prices

By timab2000

1 year ago


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    #51 1 year ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    With the recent Ticketmaster fiasco with Taylor Swift, whom I really don't care about, I'm wondering what everyone else thinks about it and the price of tickets now a days.
    I don't go to concerts much anymore due to price and just the stupid way people act while they are there.
    So what are your thoughts.....

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ticketbastard

    Pretty much sums up my viewpoint.

    #52 1 year ago
    Quoted from Chisox:

    But who is validating them? Are they posting them to Youtube and hoping they get x amount of views and follows so they get ad money? Even though there’s 500 other mouth breathers doing the same thing? I had a dude tell me that he was doing it for the memories of being there lol. I was going to suggest his buddy record him recording the concert if that’s what he wanted.

    My thoughts are she was recording it to post online for likes. I have no idea and didn't ask.

    #53 1 year ago
    Quoted from Deez:

    My thoughts are she was recording it to post online for likes. I have no idea and didn't ask.

    You can always add your own comments to her recording. Kinda takes the fun out of sharing a video with Deez social commentary about how some A-Hole in front of you is holding an IPad

    #54 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spelunk71:

    Too bad Waters is a POS anti-semite. I used to like his music, but no way I’d give that guy a dime now.

    Will always love his old tunes - he wrote some of the finest music and lyrics in classic rock history. Just don’t care much for what he’s evolved into. I will say At least he stands up for what he believes in and does the research and forms his own opinion. Sadly, I just don’t care to have his political/social opinions shouted out at me during live gigs that I paid to see. Gotta know what you’re in for prior to buying those tickets.

    #55 1 year ago

    I just went through my old email, and found the class action lawsuit against ticketmaster a number of years ago about their fees:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Schlesinger+v.+Ticketmaster

    The lawsuit was initially filed in 2003, settled in 2013, the settlement was approved in 2015, and in 2016 past customers received tickets/discounts as compensation from the result of the lawsuit.

    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I just went through my old email, and found the class action lawsuit against ticketmaster a number of years ago about their fees:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Schlesinger+v.+Ticketmaster
    The lawsuit was initially filed in 2003, settled in 2013, the settlement was approved in 2015, and in 2016 past customers received tickets/discounts as compensation from the result of the lawsuit.

    Yeah it was a fantastic payout.

    Everybody got an email with a code for terrible seats (lawn seats) for various summer shows that weren’t selling.

    Epic!

    #57 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Yeah it was a fantastic payout.
    Everybody got an email with a code for terrible seats (lawn seats) for various summer shows that weren’t selling.
    Epic!

    Yeah, I never redeemed anything from it, lol

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from jhanley:

    Just saw Paul McCartney in Oakland CA a while back. 500$ a ticket with fees. Not worth it. He's not what he was. Elton John either. Best shows I saw this year was 21 Pilots and Roger Waters. 21 Pilots was $125 plus fees and Roger Waters was 225$. Way better than McCartney I thought.

    Paul doesn't use any backing tracks. You get an 80 year old Paul McCartney, who has been belting out vocals for 60 years, bruises and all. Roger Waters on the other hand, magically sounds better than he did during Live 8 in 2005. I love the guy, but I wouldn't pay to see a 79 year old Roger waters lip syncing to pre-recorded vocals or having his voice "fixed" as it goes through the computers on the way to the sound system. No thanks.

    #59 1 year ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    Paul doesn't use any backing tracks. You get an 80 year old Paul McCartney, who has been belting out vocals for 60 years, bruises and all. Roger Waters on the other hand, magically sounds better than he did during Live 8 in 2005. I love the guy, but I wouldn't pay to see a 79 year old Roger waters lip syncing to pre-recorded vocals or having his voice "fixed" as it goes through the computers on the way to the sound system. No thanks.

    Would you pay to see literally any other artist though? Pickings are slim if you’re looking for an artist who doesn’t use any processing

    #60 1 year ago
    Quoted from John-Floyd:

    Will always love his old tunes - he wrote some of the finest music and lyrics in classic rock history. Just don’t care much for what he’s evolved into. I will say At least he stands up for what he believes in and does the research and forms his own opinion. Sadly, I just don’t care to have his political/social opinions shouted out at me during live gigs that I paid to see. Gotta know what you’re in for prior to buying those tickets.

    David Gray pulled that political shit back in 2003 when I went to see him. I was pissed. The dude's not even an American and he was spouting off about our President (who I did not vote for). Have a nice cup of STFU and play your damned guitar! lol

    #61 1 year ago

    After attending 77 concerts between 1978 and 2022, I'm done. It was a great run, but most every band I like, are getting too old now to make that substantial ticket cost worth it. Props to The Black Crowes, however. Saw them this Spring and they sounded fantastic. Oh, and FUCK TICKETEMASTER!!! lol

    #62 1 year ago

    I read recently that ticketmaster also owns the secondary resell markets... at least a few of them. That means they get paid on both ends and can jack up the price when they (sell out) to themselves basically.... if true then totally bullshit and they should be held accountable.

    #63 1 year ago
    Quoted from illudiumQ36:

    After attending 77 concerts between 1978 and 2022, I'm done. It was a great run, but most every band I like, are getting too old now to make that substantial ticket cost worth it. Props to The Black Crowes, however. Saw them this Spring and they sounded fantastic. Oh, and FUCK TICKETEMASTER!!! lol

    I'm done too. This will be the first Metallica visit I miss since the Black Album. Two decent seats are over $2000. Add in $340+ Ticketmaster fees, $50+ for parking, the inevitable drunks/phone filmers, and it's just not worth it anymore.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have some clouds to yell at.

    #64 1 year ago

    I couldn’t be less done!

    I love going to shows.

    #65 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    People always gripe about how they saw Metallica in 1984 for $12...I mean, how much money were you earning in 1984? What percentage of your net worth was $12 in 1984, vs. now? How much more does everything you buy cost today than it did in 1984? It's not 1984 anymore.

    $12 in 1984 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $34.42 today, an increase of $22.42 over 38 years. Ridiculously inflated prices these days no matter the net worth

    #66 1 year ago
    Quoted from lancestorm:

    $12 in 1984 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $34.42 today, an increase of $22.42 over 38 years. Ridiculously inflated prices these days no matter the net worth

    Surely YOUR purchasing power has increased since 1984? If it hasn’t you’ve made some pretty poor life choices.

    Again, it’s just like pinball. Concert tickets were wildly underpriced forever, and bands got sick of scalpers stealing all their profits. You really think a ticket to see Metallica should cost $34? Why? So they can be bought by scalpers who sell them for market value?

    #67 1 year ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    60 years, bruises and all.

    Is this an expression or was he actually beaten up before the show? Beaten up by Ticketmaster like the rest of us.

    The “momentum pricing” is a joke. “So many people” were trying to get Bayern- Man City at Packers- Lambeau seats over 80k, front row became over $800! I checked day of game, same seat was $300- still didn’t sell. They would rather have half sold stadiums at their prices then get fans in the door. It was an exhibition game for f sake. Look at seating charts now- they use a different blue for these “momentum” seats. It’s a joke. But people keep buying.. Game had a torrential down pour and ended early, classic. I didn’t even watch on tv.

    Interesting how things have become worse, and Pearl Jam is using Ticketmaster??

    #68 1 year ago
    Quoted from Trogdor:

    Interesting how things have become worse, and Pearl Jam is using Ticketmaster??

    I read somewhere that ticketmaster has exclusive contracts with venues, so if someone wants to use the venue, they have to use ticketmaster. And since they essentially have a monopoly on large venues, bands don't have much choice if they want to play somewhere and tour.

    #69 1 year ago

    TM fees are ridiculous and greedy and as far as I’m concerned so are the bands asking these kinds of prices for tickets. Talking about you Metallica. You can take your prices and go fuck yourself!

    #70 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Surely YOUR purchasing power has increased since 1984? If it hasn’t you’ve made some pretty poor life choices.
    Again, it’s just like pinball. Concert tickets were wildly underpriced forever, and bands got sick of scalpers stealing all their profits. You really think a ticket to see Metallica should cost $34? Why? So they can be bought by scalpers who sell them for market value?

    I don't know many people whose purchasing power has multiplied 20, 50 or 100 times since 1984 - forget the $1200 Metallica tickets, what about a run-of-the-mill $200 ticket? I was making about $8 an hour in 1984, I'm not making $160 an hour now.

    At $34, a 20k seat venue would still net $680,000, not bad for a nights work. Not as good as the $24 million at $1200 a seat, but hey, mama needs a new pair of everything....

    What makes you think ticket prices were "wildy underpriced" for decades? Wouldn't some starving musician have pointed that out back in the 70s or 80s? Van Halen and the record companies were still making money selling tickets for $15 or they wouldnt have been doing it. Do you really think scalpers could buy EVERY TICKET TO EVERY SHOW and nobody would ever get any for a good price? It's just fucking greed, period - Christ, it's not scalpers charging $1200 a ticket, it's the fucking bands themselves -

    #71 1 year ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    Paul doesn't use any backing tracks. You get an 80 year old Paul McCartney, who has been belting out vocals for 60 years, bruises and all. Roger Waters on the other hand, magically sounds better than he did during Live 8 in 2005. I love the guy, but I wouldn't pay to see a 79 year old Roger waters lip syncing to pre-recorded vocals or having his voice "fixed" as it goes through the computers on the way to the sound system. No thanks.

    To me seeing Roger Waters was excellent. Big Pink Floyd fan here my whole life. He sang Wish you were here 15 feet away. Worth every penny.

    #72 1 year ago

    It's like the Pearl Jam vs Ticketmaster scenario in the mid '90s.

    -1
    #73 1 year ago

    FOMO on steroids. “Shreeeek I will NEVAR see Metallica if I don’t spend $1000+fees on a scalped ticket 1/4 mile from the stage in a 100000 people stadium!!!1!!!!!!!1 Lars marrrrrry me pleeeeeease!”

    Ticketmaster isn’t the problem.

    #74 1 year ago
    Quoted from Schusler:

    It's like the Pearl Jam vs Ticketmaster scenario in the mid '90s.

    I used to go to a lot of concerts back then and it was all the same. I remember fees often being more than the tickets prices and were never consistent. It's so misleading. They might as well say tickets are free and then charge you thousands in fees. If tickets cost $500 each then say they are $500 each up front.

    #75 1 year ago
    Quoted from galore2112:

    FOMO on steroids. “Shreeeek I will NEVAR see Metallica if I don’t spend $1000+fees on a scalped ticket 1/4 mile from the stage in a 100000 people stadium!!!1!!!!!!!1 Lars marrrrrry me pleeeeeease!”
    Ticketmaster isn’t the problem.

    This isn't FOMO.

    Just tried to buy tickets to see Death Grips within a minute of sales opening up to the general public. Sold out. Tickets relisted instantly at double the face-value on reseller sites.

    Ticketmaster not only allows this behavior, they profit off of it. There is proof. They are, in fact, a major part of the problem. This is happening at almost every show, regardless of the size of the act. Ticketmaster has worked to create an obfuscated market and suck butts.

    #76 1 year ago

    Maybe they should do away with the MSRP and do "Best Offer". People are still going to pay crazy prices, and this will put the purchase price up front

    #77 1 year ago

    You can easily avoid Ticketmaster by simply going to the venue and purchasing tix directly. This doesn’t work for the absolute hottest of acts, of course, but it works for most shows that I want to see. I’ll drive 30 minutes each way to save $120 in Ticketmaster fees for four tickets to something.

    #78 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I couldn’t be less done!
    I love going to shows.

    Different scale of economy. Different priorities.

    #79 1 year ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Scalping used to be illegal (at times - it flip flopped over the years in Masschusetts to being legal (unenforced) or outright illegal). I was actually outside Fenway Park looking for a ticket and a Boston Policeman was telling a guy who was selling a ticket that he needs to give the ticket to the purchaser (for free in the cop's presence) because the policeman witnessed the transaction. (Probably around 2003).

    This is what I don't understand about sellers like Stub Hub. If I tried to sell tickets with that markup, I'd be arrested for scalping,

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