Who Have You Seen in Concert?

 
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Post by Richard S. » Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 5:35 pm

ColdHouse wrote:
Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 3:02 pm
Tickets for that Aerosmith Farewell tour are very expensive.
You have the near monopoly of Ticketmaster/Live nation of selling tickets and their facilitation of scalping to blame. If you are buying a "certified ticket" or whatever they are calling it on Ticketmaster it's resale and Ticketmaster takes cut.

The scalpers use bots to suck up tickets as soon as they go on sale. These purchases by bots are much larger issue that just with tickets, they were doing the same thing with PS5 when it was in high demand.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 6:42 pm

Never really cared for concerts, but I have been to a few.

Jefferson Airplane at the Filmore East in Greenwich village, backed up by a new band called Chicago.
Got lost walking around Greenwich Village and couldn't find it until we ended up downwind of the threater....then just had to follow our noses to the front doors. Didn't need to bring any weed just breath deep once we got inside the place. :D

Next was Little Rascals concert at some theater on Long Island - can't remember which. Ended up in a fight with some thugs in the parking lot.

Last concert was Cheech and Chong at Westbury Theater in the Round. Much funnier live than their videos.

Shortly after that Uncle Sam cured me of wanting to be in crowds. ;)

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Post by mozz » Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 9:23 pm

Had tickets for Led Zeppelin but than they cancelled when Bohnam died 1980. Too many to remember, many at the CYC in Scranton. 3000 people max. Peter Frampton, Richie Blackmore's Rainbow, Blue oyster cult, Toto, Jefferson starship, one of the opening bands was the Scorpions, who were unknown unless you listen to Virgin killer or Animal magnetism. People were saying " who are these guys wearing all black leather?". 80's early 90's were Broome county arena, Music mountain south Fallsburg, Phila,. AC/DC, Judas Priest, Sammy Hager,Ozzy&Randy Rhodes, Def Leppard, many others. Alice Cooper we saw in Wilkes Barre, some school auditorium, walked out, was terrible sounding concert. That was right when he fired all his old band and had new people. Constrictor tour? After that tickets were no longer $11.50 so basically stopped going. BTO/Guess who down in Old Forge at the place that had a small airplane hanging from the ceiling. Can't remember them all. I have a pile of old ticket stubs here somewhere.


 
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Post by nut » Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 10:05 pm

Summer Jam, Watkins Glen, 1973. The Band, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead. 600,000 people

 
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Post by hank2 » Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 11:34 pm

I've seen a goodly amount of known acts lifetime but not that many big arena shows. A lot of them were small venue shows on colleges or parks. Once heard Commander Cody, Hot Tuna and New Riders of the Purple Sage at a private birthday party. A hitchhiker that I picked up in Jersey in 71 or 72 tipped me off about it. He knew the rich kid that hosted it in Cherry Hill for his 21st birthday.

Only festival I ever went to was one about two weeks before Woodstock in Aug. 1969. Atlantic City Pop festival.

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Post by warminmn » Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 11:52 pm

Oh my, you very slightly older people are making me jealous! :D The main festival type concerts I went to were Farmaid in 2009, St Louis MO and one put on at a fairgrounds that I barely remember 23 Special Exports later :lol: I wouldnt know the number but I bought 24 beer tickets and had 1 left in my pocket... worst hangover I ever had in my life after that one, not even a close 2nd place. I think my liver still hurts 30+ years later... :lol:


 
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Post by nut » Tue. Apr. 16, 2024 7:10 am

Richard S. wrote:
Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 5:35 pm
You have the near monopoly of Ticketmaster/Live nation of selling tickets and their facilitation of scalping to blame. If you are buying a "certified ticket" or whatever they are calling it on Ticketmaster it's resale and Ticketmaster takes cut.

The scalpers use bots to suck up tickets as soon as they go on sale. These purchases by bots are much larger issue that just with tickets, they were doing the same thing with PS5 when it was in high demand.
https://fox59.com/news/national-world/ticketmaste ... ports-say/

 
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Post by Rob R. » Tue. Apr. 16, 2024 10:18 am

nut wrote:
Mon. Apr. 15, 2024 10:05 pm
Summer Jam, Watkins Glen, 1973. The Band, Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead. 600,000 people
If you were only going to one show, that would be a good one.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Wed. Apr. 17, 2024 12:31 pm

2 Mediocre balcony seats almost $1,000.

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