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04:12 PM on 06/18/10
Plus155
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Tell that to Coachella, I've never seen more people in my life
04:16 PM on 06/18/10
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I have been contemplating going to see The Gaslight Anthem when they come around here. Tickets are $25. Service Charge is $10 per ticket. Needless to say, I am going to wait it out and purchase at the door if there are any left. Point being that I rarely buy tickets in advance anymore and when I don't, I tend to forget when bands hit my area. Maybe if Ticketmaster/Live Nation weren't so greedy...
04:18 PM on 06/18/10
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I've definitely been going to more concerts in the past year than I ever have. I'm kinda shocked at this but then again, it does make sense.
04:30 PM on 06/18/10
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stop charging me $20+ for "service fees" and maybe I'll go to more shows.
This.!
04:54 PM on 06/18/10
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weird haha i've bought more tickets for upcoming shows this summer than i ever have before

stop charging me $20+ for "service fees" and maybe I'll go to more shows.

cuz 1 or 2 good bands tour together and bring shitty openers
or shitty bands headline over good/talented bands

this, this and this
05:29 PM on 06/18/10
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weird haha i've bought more tickets for upcoming shows this summer than i ever have before
same. 4 upcoming shows so far this summer, and there will probably be more.
05:44 PM on 06/18/10
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ive gone to WAY more shows this year than i have every before. but that might be because i get free tickets by working at a college radio station.

it shouldnt cost me the price of another ticket to buy 2 tickets. its bullshit i never order those those fucking websites anymore.
06:00 PM on 06/18/10
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i work for ln, downfall to music.
06:25 PM on 06/18/10
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Tell that to Coachella, I've never seen more people in my life
One of the few festivals making a killing with tickets, but most other summer tours have been cancelled(Christina Aguilera ha) or aren't selling much surprisingly(Rihanna). But I agree damn service fees are terrible for the consumer.
06:34 PM on 06/18/10
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waaaaaaaaaaaaah huge radio label artist concert sales are down, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
I must have missed the memo where I'm supposed to care about the stability of artists who make $250,000 for a show on the east coast.
06:52 PM on 06/18/10
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In the midst of the worst recession in many decades? Can't be true.
06:55 PM on 06/18/10
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I work too much to really have much time to do a lot but my days off and the money that doesn't go to bills/in the bank goes toward concerts. I've probably gone to more in the past year or two than ever before.

I feel kind of fortunate that so many of the bands that I like to see don't really charge that much for tickets. (We'll just pretend the trip to Cali for Something Corporate doesn't exist and this is totally true.)
07:01 PM on 06/18/10
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hey have created a monopoly and people are fed up with paying for service charges, not to mention the economy isn't the greatest of shape. of course people are not going to purchase as many tickets to concerts, because they can't afford them. the music industry is a business, but it doesn't need to be this way.
07:02 PM on 06/18/10
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It's incredibly hard for me to get to shows, as I have always lived in the most unfortunate areas that never have shows more than an hour or two away. For me getting to shows is an actual trip, especially considering I can't drive (don't ask why). I'm either always dependent on someone else, or having to plan a bus trip and an over night stay. It costs a shit ton just for me to get to one. I've only ever been to two, and sadly don't have the convenience or the funds to do that regularly. I have to set money aside and save and save little by little just from one show to the next. So nowadays, instead of buying tickets that go to waste after all my plans fall through, I just save my funds until a favorite band that I feel I just can not miss comes around.

Tl;dr, but I'm sure that, for a lot of people, this has a lot more to do with the raise in extra charges on tickets, especially in these conditions. EVERYTHING is getting more and more expensive.
07:12 PM on 06/18/10
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It's incredibly hard for me to get to shows, as I have always lived in the most unfortunate areas that never have shows more than an hour or two away. For me getting to shows is an actual trip, especially considering I can't drive (don't ask why). I'm either always dependent on someone else, or having to plan a bus trip and an over night stay. It costs a shit ton just for me to get to one. I've only ever been to two, and sadly don't have the convenience or the funds to do that regularly. I have to set money aside and save and save little by little just from one show to the next. So nowadays, instead of buying tickets that go to waste after all my plans fall through, I just save my funds until a favorite band that I feel I just can not miss comes around.

Tl;dr, but I'm sure that, for a lot of people, this has a lot more to do with the raise in extra charges on tickets, especially in these conditions. EVERYTHING is getting more and more expensive.
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