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Dec. 4th, 2013

A woman in my office just got tickets to take her daughter and a friend to see One Direction at a football stadium this August (her daughter's Christmas present). They're in the nosebleed seats - waaaay in an upper deck. Price: One hundred bucks a ticket. ONE. HUNDRED. BUCKS. For seats where the band members are going to look like ants. I asked her what the floor seats were going for - and she said up to $600. I am not making this up. AND PEOPLE WERE PAYING IT. She said that when she went to get the tickets - and she logged on to Ticketmaster the moment they went on sale - New York was already sold out, and Philadelphia had only said nosebleed seats.

Good grief, this kind of thing is why I stopped going to Western music concerts. In the West, the CDs are cheap ($20 or less at Best Buy), but do they ever get you when it comes to live performances. YIKES. (And yes, I know this is coming from the woman who went all the way to Germany to see GazettE, but I got to meet an online friend and experience a foreign culture as well as see the band. My roundtrip airfare wasn't that much more than a pair of floor-level One Direction seats).


Dec. 4th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
OMG, seriously??? Even the VIP tickets for the GazettE were less than that, and I thought they were pricey... Who would pay $600 dollars for a band? Worse than that, probably $1,200, as it's going to be mostly tweens/teens going and they'll need a parent with them... O_O
Dec. 4th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
More like $1,800 - because we're talking the initial kid, the parent/chaperone and the friend the kid with inevitably bring along. Also? Given the fickleness of tweens, who's to say they'll still be Directioners by the time the concert rolls around, since we're talking eight months down the line? (And I thought the Gaze ticket sales were far in advance . . .) The parent could spend all that money only to have the kid say, "I'm not into One Direction anymore. Can we go see [insert name of new tween sensation] instead?"


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