Interesting reading for those who think parks are getting "expensive"

Friday, June 21, 2013 12:27 PM
LostKause's avatar

What kpjb said, Pittsburgh. Also at some electronic music festival in Tennessee. Both are about 4-5 hours away from me. I'm still thinking about going to one and adding a park or two to the trip.

Sometimes I get lucky and someone I want to see is playing in Cincinnati or Columbus. Those two cities are only about 3 hours away from me.

But that's my point. Some people have to travel to see a concert just like they do to visit a park, so the hotel and gas thing doesn't really figure into the discussion, as far as I am concerned.

Friday, June 21, 2013 1:54 PM
Bakeman31092's avatar

How about sporting events? There's going to be entertainment value regardless, but if you're a die-hard fan then you're paying big bucks for something that may end up making you miserable. It's almost like gambling: if you pay a lot of money for an NFL playoff game and your team loses, you'll probably regret buying the ticket.

Back in '07, my wife and I came very close to shelling out $900 for two tickets to the Colts-Patriots AFC Championship Game. It was hard to justify the expense beforehand so we ended up not going, but if we'd have known that it would turn out to be the most epic sporting event in the history of Indianapolis, we'd have bought the tickets. The game that actually transpired, including the outcome, would've been worth $900.

Friday, June 21, 2013 3:01 PM
Timber-Rider's avatar

I went to the KISS/Motley Crue concert at the Allegan Fair last year, and it was General Seating at $80.00 a pop. Which I thought was very high for a fair concert. I saw KISS at the Van Andel arena for $26.00 in 96. Though when I saw them again in 2000 with Skid Row and Ted Nugent, tickets were $50.00.

The least expensive concert I saw with big name bands was, a 4 hour concert, with Poison, Cinderella, Daoken, and Slaughter. Tickets were only $18.00 and we had great seats. It was also a great show, though Slaughter sucked. Poison returned to the Van, with Motley Crue, and tickets for that were $60.00, then again with KISS with tickets at $125.00 same with KISS and Areosmith, which I heard were both awesome shows.

The next most expensive concert I went to was Cher. tickets were $60.00 each, and had very awesome seats for Cher. The opening act was Cyndi Lauper. So, I was very happy with my ticket purchase. Really good show.

Also saw Janet Jackson and Usher, at $55.00 a ticket. Again, another great show. Janet was amazing. And, Usher was really good as well. Though it was really loud, as a majority of the audience was women, who screamed non stop during Ushers performance. It was like nails on chalk board. Janet even had to stop singing at one point during her opening song, because nobody could hear her, as the audience roared for 20 minutes straight when she came on stage, and every time she would start to sing, the cheering would start all over again, and she would have to stop. My friend Dan said, he would never go to another concert there again.

What do you expect 12,000 people to be quiet? This isn't Reba Macintire! I say that because I was at one of her conerts, and the audience was very quiet through the whole show. Not loud and crazy like the KISS fans.

I didn't do it! I swear!!

Friday, June 21, 2013 3:16 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Janet concerts are the loudest I've been to as far as Fans. Try seeing her in NYC.

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Friday, June 21, 2013 8:04 PM
Jeff's avatar

kpjb said:
Once I saw Information Society for 8 bucks.

Pure energy!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:34 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

kpjb said:

Once I saw Information Society for 8 bucks.

You overpaid.

Love the comments to the article where people are amazed and impressed at the comparisons made and the idea of using 'by hour' equations and such.

If these commenters visited the CBuzz forums, they'd have been getting those kinds of discussions for at least the better part of 7 or 8 years now.

Saturday, June 22, 2013 7:35 PM
Jeff's avatar

We're so ahead of our time.

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