: The Stones. What would you pay?



EcSTSatic
08-03-06, 01:03 PM
The Rolling Stones are coming to Wichita in October. Rumor on MSNBC (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14043172/) is tickets will start at $89.
Some of us grew up with the Stones' music but that seems like a lot of money. I haven't been to a rock concert in 30 years though. :band:

thebigjimsho
08-03-06, 01:27 PM
Let's see...

I'm guessing a torn ticket stub from the Stones concert at Fenway Park would go for more than $89...:band:

Highway Star
08-03-06, 01:35 PM
Well, I was gonna say $89 is kinda high, but hey, that's just a tank of gas these days! :coffee:

I think for that kind of money I'd rather see Neil Young though.

tinman
08-03-06, 02:35 PM
The Rolling Stones are coming to Wichita in October. Rumor on MSNBC (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14043172/) is tickets will start at $89.
Some of us grew up with the Stones' music but that seems like a lot of money. I haven't been to a rock concert in 30 years though. :band:

That's not out of line. Welcome to the new millenium.

Patrick7997
08-03-06, 02:35 PM
Did you SEE those guys at the Super Bowl??? Save your money....

I paid more than that to see Bon Jovi, but, the show was good.... Jon isn't fossilized yet....

OffThaHorseCEO
08-03-06, 02:42 PM
yea they may have been good in theyre prime, but they arent in their prime anymore

Spyder
08-03-06, 04:01 PM
Ninety bucks for a ticket isn't bad at all. When they were touring with Metallica the tickets started at 250 for the el cheapo ones!!! That was f'ing ridiculous. I'm going to see Hank Jr. on Monday. Paid 80 for the ticket...Tool is coming to town next month, I'm paying 60 for them. Tom Petty I paid a hundred for. George Jones was somewhere around seventy five.

Granted, they're not cheap, but that price is about normal for a big show.

black93sts
08-03-06, 04:46 PM
Maybe 10 or 20 years ago. They looked (and played) like Dinosaurs at the Superbowl. Save your money.

Rey Rey 650
08-03-06, 05:23 PM
Maybe 10 or 20 years ago. They looked (and played) like Dinosaurs at the Superbowl. Save your money.

LOL Yup.... I payed 150 to see Dave Chappelle ....

c5 rv
08-03-06, 05:55 PM
I don't care for them, so free would be too expensive for me.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-03-06, 07:33 PM
$89 is not bad at all for a band with 43 years of hits! I'd gladly lay down $89 of my hard earned money to see them. I only wish they came back to the twin cities again.

itsabughunt
08-04-06, 01:05 PM
I might pay about $2.00, but thats only so I could sell it.

Elvis
08-04-06, 01:17 PM
The question is, how much would they pay me to come?

AND: will a lunch be served?

SpeedyArizona
08-04-06, 01:24 PM
I'm thinking about the John Fogerty/ Willie Nelson concert on the 27th in Phoenix. Tickets are cheap ($59/ piece for premium seating)! This is my birthday present to myself:D!

I've paid $180 to see Jimmy Buffett a few years back! So $89 is reasonable and it'll most likely be sold-out anyway, get 'em while you can!

Spyder
08-04-06, 01:39 PM
Ha! I saw Willie for seven bucks about a year and a half ago. Played at the county fair. Great show, but he's definately getting up there in the years!

Elvis
08-04-06, 02:17 PM
I think Willie's lost some of his hearing. He can still pick with the best of 'em.

XM changed channel 13 from "Hank's Place" to "Willie's Place." The programming has become just slightly more diverse. More Bob Wills, less Hank.

DBA-One
08-04-06, 02:23 PM
I dig the Stones but I rather load up a CD changer with their stuff, a few beers, and fire one up. That is how I listen to the Stones. They are grat back ground music to a party.

SpeedyArizona
08-04-06, 03:14 PM
XM changed channel 13 from "Hank's Place" to "Willie's Place." The programming has become just slightly more diverse. More Bob Wills, less Hank.

I noticed that too! I never thought anything of it but I usually listen to Nashville anyway.

JimHare
08-04-06, 04:08 PM
I saw them back around 69 or 70 at the Spectrum in Philly.

Then back in '86(?) during the Steel Wheels tour in Atlantic City.

The Stones are, unfortunately, one of those bands whose recordings are better than their live concerts - no one has ever accused them of being really good musicians (with the possible exception of Ronnie Wood), but they generally get very good producers for their albums. Their concerts are more "event" than "concert".

Charlie Watts is perhaps the Worst Rock Drummer of All Time...how bored can one man look?

I wouldn't pay more than $50 to see them again...

DBA-One
08-04-06, 04:29 PM
Watts actually died in 1977. That is a wax figure at the drum kit.

chuckdobbins
08-04-06, 05:06 PM
last year the stones played at the fleetcenter in boston, small arena, holds maybe 18k tops for a hockey game...tickets were near 600 FACE VALUE.

this year theyre playing at gilette stadium, where the pats play of course...half way decent tickets are 375 i think.

absolutely ridiculous if you ask me. but it will sell out.

im just glad i listen to mostly bands that arent too big, heck most of the shows i get to are 10 bucks. thats usually with 2,3, sometimes 4 opening acts that are just as good!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-04-06, 06:43 PM
I'd like to see them now, but I would have love to see them back in about '72, when they were in their prime.

dbdartman
08-05-06, 03:29 PM
Watts actually died in 1977. That is a wax figure at the drum kit.



:histeric:

hardrockcamaro@mac.c
08-05-06, 03:38 PM
Well, I paid $70 to see Bon Jovi (with Nickelback supporting) over here in the UK.
So $89 sounds a lot to me as stuff is generally a lot cheaper over your side of the pond...

deskjockey
08-07-06, 08:05 AM
After seeing the halftime show at the Superbowl I'd pay THEM $5 each to eat a sandwich or not wear belly shirts like a teenage girl. I heard after the show Britney Spears called and wanted her wardrobe back.

Elvis
08-07-06, 09:09 AM
You can buy earplugs to get through the lousy performances, but you'd look a little ridiculous wearing a mask to block the formaldehyde smell.