Rockindeano wrote:Ehwmatt wrote:Arkansas wrote:
The bad part of it all, is that promoters don't care who the crowd is...they just want the seats sold. When you get shows like Springsteen, who happen to be more compassionate with the average income people, they can get pissed about it all. But even then, it's kinda out of their hands.
Big Bruce fan here and all, but this is nonsense. Bruce is to these concert venues/promoters as Joe Pa was to Penn State. Maybe the latter in both scenarios have the titular authority and power, but Bruce could pull rank and set ticket prices at whatever he wanted if he REALLY felt this way.
As for the scalping, it's bad. I went online and started refreshing the page at 9:30 a.m. Was going to really splurge and buy my girlfriend, me, and both our dads (both big fans) 4 nice tickets. As someone else posted, by the time 10 a.m. rolled around and I quickly entered the quantity and "Best Available" option and entered the security code, I was relegated to very expensive nosebleeds. No thanks. Not in the venue he's playing here.
Matty, Landau insists it is completely out of Bruce's hands when it comes to these monster tours. He already said "no" to a sponsor for the tour, which many bands froth over. However, I don't believe he has a say so in the money that can be charged ny promoter and venue. Who is Bruce to say what the quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland can charge and how much profit can they make off of him? Remember, he is getting paid up front a fee by the arena. By doing that, it's from then on, out of his hands.
Just go on Backstreets tickey exchange and pick you some up there for FACE value. I am sure there are floor seats to be had at BTX (Backstreets.com.) But you're right, only shitty nosebleeds left for 59 bucks. You better hope he adds another show or comes and plays the Jake, the Baseball Stadium in Summer, as rumoured.
I don't get why he doesn't play Blossom. It'd be a great venue for him. The lawn would be ROCKING. The Q sucks for concerts, as nice as it is for sporting events.
I'll still most likely be going. Waiting for a hook-up to set me up in a box. But I'm not paying big money for shit seats because that doesn't work for a concert in that venue, aurally or visually.