Beginning of the end?

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Beginning of the end?

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Over the past hour I logged in twice to buy tickets for the Tuesday night Jones Beach show. Both times I had no problems getting 4 seats together. (I backed out each time because I am not sure my kids are ready yet and the prices were a little too high for my liking.)

Don't JB shows usually sell out in a matter of minutes? How could I get 4 seats an hour after the tickets went on sale?
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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jbfins wrote:Over the past hour I logged in twice to buy tickets for the Tuesday night Jones Beach show. Both times I had no problems getting 4 seats together. (I backed out each time because I am not sure my kids are ready yet and the prices were a little too high for my liking.)

Don't JB shows usually sell out in a matter of minutes? How could I get 4 seats an hour after the tickets went on sale?
This year 2 shows.
I figure the tues show will sell last because if you go to thurs you just take a long weekend.
I am off on weds so makes sense for me as to only take tues off from work.
I love JB but 2 shows in any town now just loses it appeal especially at these prices.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

Post by lime rickie »

Two shows, both mid week? Meh.
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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jbfins wrote:Over the past hour I logged in twice to buy tickets for the Tuesday night Jones Beach show. Both times I had no problems getting 4 seats together. (I backed out each time because I am not sure my kids are ready yet and the prices were a little too high for my liking.)

Don't JB shows usually sell out in a matter of minutes? How could I get 4 seats an hour after the tickets went on sale?
Sellouts in rapid time usually happen when tickets go on sale on Saturday mornings when more people are off from work.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

Post by jbfinscj »

Not counting the Virginia beach show, none of Jimmy's show are sold out. It has been this way for years now. The economy and $136 ticket price don't help either. Now I'm sure there are some on this board who would argue that jimmy has been "selling out" for years. :)
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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Im at the point now where with the economy the way it is, 136 is a little pricey. Keep in mind that doesnt include tax and fees. Plus in our area it seems to be mid-week shows. I just cant afford to take days off work anymore and do the hotel thing, plus tolls, at at these prices. I know when I got my Springsteen tickets they were signifigantly less and I feel I get more of a show there. But thats just my opinion.

I was tossing around the idea of seeing ZZ Top because I always wanted to see them but there tickets are starting arouind 80-90. Just not worth it to me at that price.
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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backstreets77 wrote:I was tossing around the idea of seeing ZZ Top because I always wanted to see them but there tickets are starting arouind 80-90. Just not worth it to me at that price.
Rush is going to be here (Raleigh) soon. The least expensive tix are around $60 (after service charges). Same thing for Clapton, who's playing the same venue (PNC Arena). Yeah, it's around $20 cheaper than those ZZ Top tix but it seems that price range is pretty much the going rate for most concerts these days. I guess it just boils down to how bad you want to see a particular artist. I know I don't want to pay that much and sit in an area of the arena where you're so far away that the performer is just a speck on the stage. If it's someone I really want to see I'll pay a little more to sit closer or, more often than not, I'll just pass on seeing them altogether. I've never seen Clapton in concert and with the recent announcement that he's going to retire from touring at age 70 (at least from large scale tours) I feel like I'd like to see him while I still can but in all likelihood I'll be passing on the opportunity.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

Post by LiveandletLiver »

Everyone is spot on.

There were floor seats available for the last show in Vegas when I logged on TicketRippoff the Friday before the show. I chose to buy mine on ebay and paid fifty cents on the dollar for floor seats. I think JB has just made the decision to sell 90-95% of the seats @ a high price rather than lower prices to sell out the venues. It really doesn't bother me because I set a budget for tickets and I always get them. This just makes it easier.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

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Pine Knob always sells out within minutes. For a mid week show.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

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Two mid-week shows on Long Island. Traffic. High ticket prices. I'd be surprised if both these shows sell out.
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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The beginning of the end was years ago. We're just hoping the end of the end doesn't come for a while...

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Re: Beginning of the end?

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High ticket prices, pretty much the same show for the last 10 years, more cover songs and fewer Buffett songs every year. Maybe people think their entertainment dollars are better spent elsewhere. [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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LIPH wrote:High ticket prices, pretty much the same show for the last 10 years, more cover songs and fewer Buffett songs every year. Maybe people think their entertainment dollars are better spent elsewhere. [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]

Yep :-? I wish it wasn't so, but Larry hit the nail right on the head.
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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nutmeg wrote:Pine Knob always sells out within minutes. For a mid week show.

Anxiously awaiting the announcement of a Detroit show....

But Pine Knob is also a really really small venue. Went there once to see Heart, and was amazed on the size of the place. I sat in the pavilion and was really shocked that it didn't hold much at all, and the lawn reminded me of a front lawn in a metro city almost non-exsistant. I liked the venue a hell of a lot.
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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BottleofRum wrote:Two mid-week shows on Long Island. Traffic. High ticket prices. I'd be surprised if both these shows sell out.
Traffic. Thanks for reminding me. We were so scr**ed by it last year.
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Re: Beginning of the end?

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I haven't seen Buffett in concert since the mid-90's. I'm still as big of a fan as I've ever been but I don't feel like I've really missed out on anything. The abundance of live albums he's released in the years since seem to reinforce that with the one notable exception being Live In Anguilla where he dared to try something different that strayed from the formula. I had hoped that as he grew older that he might try more projects where he dared to be different but this appears to be the exception rather than the rule.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

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Tiki Torches wrote:
backstreets77 wrote:I was tossing around the idea of seeing ZZ Top because I always wanted to see them but there tickets are starting arouind 80-90. Just not worth it to me at that price.
Rush is going to be here (Raleigh) soon. The least expensive tix are around $60 (after service charges). Same thing for Clapton, who's playing the same venue (PNC Arena). Yeah, it's around $20 cheaper than those ZZ Top tix but it seems that price range is pretty much the going rate for most concerts these days. I guess it just boils down to how bad you want to see a particular artist. I know I don't want to pay that much and sit in an area of the arena where you're so far away that the performer is just a speck on the stage. If it's someone I really want to see I'll pay a little more to sit closer or, more often than not, I'll just pass on seeing them altogether. I've never seen Clapton in concert and with the recent announcement that he's going to retire from touring at age 70 (at least from large scale tours) I feel like I'd like to see him while I still can but in all likelihood I'll be passing on the opportunity.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

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ScarletB wrote:
Tiki Torches wrote:
backstreets77 wrote:I was tossing around the idea of seeing ZZ Top because I always wanted to see them but there tickets are starting arouind 80-90. Just not worth it to me at that price.
Rush is going to be here (Raleigh) soon. The least expensive tix are around $60 (after service charges). Same thing for Clapton, who's playing the same venue (PNC Arena). Yeah, it's around $20 cheaper than those ZZ Top tix but it seems that price range is pretty much the going rate for most concerts these days. I guess it just boils down to how bad you want to see a particular artist. I know I don't want to pay that much and sit in an area of the arena where you're so far away that the performer is just a speck on the stage. If it's someone I really want to see I'll pay a little more to sit closer or, more often than not, I'll just pass on seeing them altogether. I've never seen Clapton in concert and with the recent announcement that he's going to retire from touring at age 70 (at least from large scale tours) I feel like I'd like to see him while I still can but in all likelihood I'll be passing on the opportunity.
GO, Clapton is fantastic in person - best concert I've ever seen. Truly
I have no doubt but in all likelihood I won't be able to swing the price of tickets to see him from a closer vantage point. I really don't have any desire to see him from the back of the arena just to say I saw him in concert.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

Post by STL Parrot »

Jimmy's not attracting new fans and the old fans who have seen him in concert a gazillion times are tired of the Big 8 or 9 or 10...so maybe it's time to dump some of the old favorites and bring on some new old favorites.

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Re: Beginning of the end?

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If you can make it to New Yuck City I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND going to this one. Saw one of the ones he did in Chicagoland a few years ago, and by far it was truly amazing. Tickets are priced fair for a full day of great music on a revolving stage so your not without music for more than usually 15 minutes. And the jams they have when others join others on stage is something to be seen. Clapton will be on stage throughout the day too.

http://www.crossroadsguitarfestival.com/line-up


Just noticed its a 2 day event and it is indoors. Still Highly recommend anyone who is out there to go.
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