How much would you pay?

@Trace86 (5033)
United States
February 13, 2007 12:54am CST
I was talking to a friend at work tonight about the potential Police reunion concert and how I was definitely going to go if it was close enough. She then told me she heard it was going to be at Wrigley Field and the tickets would start at $450.00. I was shocked! I really want to see them, but don't have $900 to spare. That much because I certainly don't want to go alone. How much would you be willing to pay for once in a lifetime concert tickets?
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
My tickets from ticketmaster ended up costing $240 each! Which is really darn expensive, if you ask me. But I am a huge fan, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I am hoping it will be worth it in the end.
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Are they great seats? Where is the venue and when is it? I am so jealous I could cry. It is a once in a lifetime event and I hope you totally get your money's worth.
@ossie16d (11825)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Well I wouldn't pay that much and think that anyone who did has rocks in their head, or too much money than is good for them. In fact even if someone was silly enough to buy the tickets for me to attend, I would be upset to think that they wasted so much money for what is basically a couple of hours. LOL Seriously that is way too much money, no matter how good they are and if the tickets are actually at that price, then I wouldn't expect there to be a great demand for them or to have a really packed house. As an earlier respondent commented you would be better off buying the DVD of the concert when it comes out, as at least that way you could go enjoying it but at a lot less cost. Think of the great parties you could have as you relived the concert with friends, and there would be plenty of change from buying the DVD as against going to the concers, for eats and drinks for everyone. :)
@ossie16d (11825)
• Australia
20 Feb 07
Thank you very much for giving me best response for this discussion Trace. :)
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I certainly wouldn't pay that much for them, I don't care who it is. Well maybe if I got two gold bricks with the tickets but only then. I can't believe that amount for a ticket to see a group. When you think of what all someone could do with that kind of money and to think of it going for one night, not even a night a few hours time, it is really appalling. To be honest I couldn't picture paying over $75 for something like that. Even then I don't know if I'd pay that much but anything more then that is straight highway robbery.
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
13 Feb 07
The venue and the ticket price are currently just a rumor. I went to see James Taylor in November and paid about 70 for the tickets. It was an awesome show and worth every penny. I am not sure anybody is worth 450 though.
• Belgium
5 Mar 07
That is really really too much, I wouldn't pay, also when they mean the world to me. I wouldn't go above 100 dollar or something. Tickets from 450, how can that be? Never seen things like that, hope they aren't gonna set that as an average for those 'big' bands.
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I was going to say I'd pay up to $200 for a ticket, but feel like a complete cheapskate now that I see what the tickets are really going for. I say that hypothetically because I don't have the money to spare, but WOW! that's an unbelievable amount to pay for any ticket.
@thinky (11)
• United States
22 Feb 07
That's a tough one...I think just to see Freddie Mercury one more time I would easily pay 300 to 500 Dollars. Not that I am rich, but I would save, save, save..I was really madly in love with him as a teenie (!!!) and pretty much know every Queen song by heart..I would probably pay max. 200 for the Police...they are so awesome, too...but don't get me wrong, I usually complain when I have to pay more than 30 bucks for a regular rock concert!!!
@peaceful (3305)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I actually saw and met Police years ago before they became big... I was working in a night club back in the late 70's and they wre one of the acts... sheesh, who knew! :) I don't normally go to concerts any more, but this one would be tempting, my advice to you, wait till the Police Reunion DVD comes out, and take some of the money and buy it... rent a huge screen TV and invite your friends over for a party. Open an ING Direct account and earn some interest on that money and you'll be happy to see some good results from your frugality! :) May, Joy, Abundance and Peace be with you and yours forever. By the way, I've seen tickets for them in NYC for up to $6,000, so don't feel bad...
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Wow, thats a lot of money. I'm not a fan of the Police but if a band I liked had a reunion like that, I don't think I would be willing to pay that much money. I'd say $100 tops and even that is a little too much for my wallet. Of course I have never really been to a concert of someone so famous so I have no idea what they charge nowadays.
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