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Can't get no satisfaction

The Rolling Stones are playing a week from tomorrow at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

So you say you want to go because they might not come 'round again? And because of this, you want to get the best ticket available?

That will cost you $832.

I am not joking.

The $832 tickets and $502 tickets are the only ones available. The $114, $176 and $283 tickets are unavailable.

And the fees for the tickets are outrageous. The face price of the $832 ticket is $754.50. The fees (I have no idea whose "fees" these are) add $77.40 to the ticket cost.

Fees for the other tickets range from $46.65 to $14.25.

Ain't gonna be no street-fightin' man (or woman) able to afford this show.


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Dec. 1st, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
Bet it's Ticketmaster's fees.
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
What a ripoff. Bloodsuckers. Leeches. Pond scum.
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
All of the above. I tend to buy at the box office wherever possible (CMAC arena at Canandaigus, for instance) to avoid their fees.
Dec. 1st, 2012 06:10 am (UTC)
They are the ticket master. We are the ticket slaves.
Dec. 1st, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
On the other hand, let's say you go to a show at the Tralf in Buffalo, buy tickets in advance at their box office, and pick them up at the "will call" window. Their fee? A buck a ticket. One dollar.
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
I remember buying tickets from BASS in San Francisco and being outraged at the fifty cent fee.

And I sure as hell am not going to pay that to see the Stones. A good friend saw them in 1965 and paid $3.50.
Dec. 1st, 2012 04:54 pm (UTC)
They probably were a lot more fun back then, when they still were a band and not a conglomerate.
Dec. 1st, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Let's spend the night together!!
Jaw-dropping. There is no other term for it. Wait: There are other words for it: Depraved. Obscene. Sickening. For general admission? This is the kind of stuff the North Koreans include in propaganda about how decadent the west is.
Dec. 5th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
1975 - Rich Stadium, $10, and that was the most expensive show I had ever seen.
Dec. 5th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Damn! I was at that show too ... or so I've been told.
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