Officially the Official Concert Thread, because I say so

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by a.tramp, Jan 26, 2022.

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What is the most $$$ you would spend on a concert ticket?

  1. $0-$100 (Shawn Hunter level supporter)

  2. $101-$300 (Live music is ok)

  3. $301-$1000 (Posting in wives/gf thread but at least there will be beer & weed there

  4. $1001-$5000 (Favorite band ever, they are done after tonight)

  5. $5000+ (Music is everything and I am flush)

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  1. a.tramp

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    …on a concert ticket?

    You pick the venue, the seat, the time (after a certain album, before a new album that signals change in band direction, final tour/show).

    The scenario could be made up but has to be realistic. An example of this would be (just making this up): The Head and the Heart, Red Rocks, before Living Mirage, this is their final show ever.
     
  2. Line 4 Guy

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    Gordon Keith is that you?
     
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  3. a.tramp

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    For me: The Avett Brothers, Red Rocks, 3 hour set and I pick the set list, 70* starry summer night, 15 rows back and center (to me, part of experience is the crowd), with my bffs, final show ever.
     
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  4. a.tramp

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    The Elton John talk may have inspired me.
     
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  5. devine

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    There is no limit on how much money I would spend for a front row ticket to hear kid rock perform the chorus of let’s go Brandon
     
  6. Odin

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    100-300. i fucking love live music but theres nothing i want to see that would ever cost more than that if even that much. i think 40 is the most ive ever paid.
     
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  7. Emma

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    If I magically get to have prime Pink Floyd, Fleetwood, ELO, Supertramp, the Doors, Bob Seger, the Cars, Eagles or CCR while controlling the set list, time played, and venue I'd probably spend up to 1000.
     
  8. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I'd pay 100-200 bucks to see Isbell and the dbt guys do one of their acoustic shows together in Atlanta or Athens.
     
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  9. TC

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    Anything above option 2 better be a meet and greet situation
     
  10. Celemo

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    I've either seen everyone on my bucket list or they're dead...I'd spend 100-300 bucks on tickets if it was someone my kids really really wanted to see and I was quasi-interested
     
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  11. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Most expensive ticket I've ever actually considered was Avett brothers in Atlanta. They are pretty expensive.
     
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  12. War Grundle

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    Most I've ever spent was $500 for two tickets to see Elton John in Vegas 6 years ago.

    That’s about the max. If Huey Lewis was able to ever tour again and got his hearing fixed I would spend about the same. There is no one else I would spend more than $100 a ticket to see. Not a big fan of concerts. Might go to one once every 3-4 years.
     
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  13. Seavie

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    I haven't been to a concert since like elementary school. So probably $0. I don't see myself going to another one.

    Reading that, it looks very anti-music. I don't have anything against music really. I just have never desired to make plans to go to a concert.
     
  14. a.tramp

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    Those happen all the time so definitely in the realistic realm.
     
  15. user15000

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    $500 or so.

    Glow in the Dark tour at the United Center. Lupe, Rihanna, NERD, then a 2 hour Kanye set.
     
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  16. dblplay1212

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    Basically Up In Smoke tour on steroids. I'd pay $10k to have box seats at a small venue. Too old to be squished in the front row so I'll sit in the balcony and party with friends. Hell I'd probably pay more than that. I'd sell shoes if I had to.
     
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  17. TC

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    I'm trying to think of how to say "no shit Sherlock I already know that" without sounding like a total dick
     
  18. NP13

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  19. Most i spent was like 65-80 for u2/radiohead for very reasonably good seats. Wanted to see bruce and his tickets were like 150 for the worst seats in the old clippers arena and noped hard. So somewhere from 80-150 is my limit
     
  20. ashy larry

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    i’m poor but would scrounge up a sizable sum to see prime townes van zandt at the old quarter
     
  21. ashy larry

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    james brown at the apollo would be another iyam
     
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  22. NilesIrish

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    How much is front row center at Katy Perry’s new Vegas residency?
     
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  23. Snakes

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    I'd spent up to a grand per ticket for any kind of bucket list item. That's about what I spent in 2016 when we got to see the original cast of Hamilton. Spent a bunch to be up close to Jason Isbell a few years ago when he did an acoustic show.
     
  24. Eathan Edwards

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    Wife's friend is paying 100k for 8 people for the Tiesto Super Bowl party - so I guess it just all becomes relative at some point.
     
  25. bwi2

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    I don’t think you can buy tickets to the venue half of those guys are playing
     
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  26. Corky Bucek

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    I recently bought front row tickets to the War on Drugs after a number of beers. So a few hundred each.
     
  27. dblplay1212

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    OP said to pick the time so I'm going with 1996. Eminem hadn't come out yet so he can get cut if needed. Don't think DMX had either.
     
  28. TC

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    I'd pay $1 million to see Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.

    Cause I'm a billionaire while we're making shit up
     
  29. RU-Omega Potato

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    I'd spend $1k 2022 money on the cover charge to see this all-girl band that used to be called Liquid X in the shore bars of Jersey circa 1995-1996.

    The music wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Why I want to see that band again is because the bass player was a complete and total smoke show. Just perfectly built and dressed in the high hair metal chick gear I fell in love with when the hair first sprouted on my sack a decade earlier. Saw them one night at a popular spot and we just flirted all night while she was on stage. The signals were the clearest I've ever gotten before or since. After the show I bought her a drink while their friends/crew broke down the stage. She invited me to a post show party they were having not far away. I was stoked! Clearest signals ever!

    My roommate who was my ride balked at going to the party because he was feeling shitty and was going home to his parent's place early the next day. He only told me this after we were in the car going to what I thought was the party but turned out to be the highway. The next time I saw they were playing the shore she was no longer in the band.

    I want to know how that night would have turned out if I had stabbed my roommate at a stoplight, thrown his body in the trunk, stolen his car and gone to the party. Or just see that same band with the same lineup again.
     
  30. Nandor the Relentless

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    I only go to small localish shows the rate time I go, so $0-100 would be an appropriate level to spend for that. I like supporting small and local artists.
     
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  31. El Tiburon

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    I’d donate my $4 million message board moderating salary just to have a front row seat for 3 consecutive hours of Andrew WK playing “Party Hard.”
     
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  32. TC

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    Look at this true MBer
     
  33. Tiffin

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    I could fathom spending over $1k for tickets in a certain once in a lifetime type scenario like OP is suggesting. Front row or backstage passes to something crazy. I've paid over $400 for festivals where I'm camping and being a dirty hippy all weekend.
     
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  34. ohhaithur

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    The most I have spent is $500 - to see Jay-Z and Eminem (with BoB, J. Cole, Drake, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Kanye, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Swizz Bats, D12, Chris Martin, Dr. Dre). I'd pay over $1000+ for that again.

    I don't know if this counts as "realistic" but I would spend between $1000-$5000 to see the Beastie Boys
     
  35. racer

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    I’ve spent $500 on a football ticket, so I’d probably do the same for a concert I really wanted to go to for whatever reason. If it’s worth that price it’s probably not close to home, so I’d be spending money on a hotel and/or flight too.
     
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  36. Dildo Dawgins

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    I'd easily pay $1000 to see a 3 hour set of 90s/early 2000s era Ween at the Stone Pony or John and Peter's.
     
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  37. hood b. goode

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    Anything over $100-120 is pushing it. Honestly, im spoiled because i go to so many shows that i try ti keep things under control

    if youre talking travel to a different state, airbnb, etc that changes things. but $100 on the show alone

    Festivals are the best bang for your buck, routinely drop $300+ on those
     
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  38. ndpat3130

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    I spent about $200-300 on a Foo Fighters concert once and it was local. They're one of my favorite bands and I thought that was high, so that's about as much as I'd be willing to go. Not a big concert guy.
     
  39. Duck70

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    I legit would pay over $5000 to OG Pink Floyd live.

    In '94 I was 8 and was enthralled with the Division Bell album. When they went on tour my dad, uncle and grandpa were all talking about the plans for going to the show in San Fransisco. I was like "Cool, so when are we going?" and my dad was "lol you're not going with us". It crushed me.
     
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  40. Celemo

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    saw them at Lollapalooza '94, they were fucking incredible
     
  41. TC

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    Sorry bud. My dad also went to that tour without me.

    Said when they played "High Hopes", a faceless figure in a robe came out and started striking a bell with a hammer. Now that would be badass
     
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  42. Celemo

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    now that I think about it, I'd pay 500 or so to see Daft Punk
     
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  43. ohhaithur

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    They replaced Nirvana right? You were going to have fun either way
     
  44. Menelaus

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    Saw the Beasties at Virgin Fest in Baltimore at the Pimilco race track. Fucking incredible.

    In high school I had tickets to see them in Atlanta with Rage Against the Machine…then Mike D had to go and break his leg and they cancelled the whole tour…
     
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  45. Duck70

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    Yeah High Hopes was my jam.

    I now understand why they didn't want to have a 8 year old go with them as Im sure they were on a bunch of weed drugs.
     
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  46. Celemo

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    sadly Smashing Pumpkins replaced Nirvana
     
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  47. TC

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    I think my dad and them were doing weed too. The show they saw was at Fake Death Valley (Clemson football stadium)
     
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  48. Shiggityshwo

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    I'd drop a few hundred to see early-mid 2003 Mars Volta before their sound manipulator died
     
  49. TrustyPatches

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    I’d sell my dog for Kenny Chesney tickets
     
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  50. Lucky24Seven

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    I think $300 would be my ceiling