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  posted on 6/7/2013 at 08:04 AM
My buddies and I are trying to catch the stones show in Boston this upcoming Wednesday. Its more of a cross them off our bucket list experience then actually being real amped to see them. I have been watching the tickets on ticketmaster and noticed the $450 face value seats are now $150-250, and even at that still not selling.
Has anybody gone to any of the shows thus far by getting tickets day of or day before? Our target price to get in is around $50/ticket. Just trying to see if that is doable… anything more I think we will pass all together on it.

 

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  posted on 6/7/2013 at 09:59 AM
We have an old saying in Grateful Dead-land: "If you don't go to the show, you probably won't get in..."

Here's the not-so-secret method I always use and it has never failed:
Go to the show, watch as the scalpers ask exhorbitant prices. DO NOT succumb. When the show has started, and the crowd is almost gone and it's just you and the scalpers, who have already made their money, tell them you'll pay $30 if it's a floor seat. If they say no, just wait. They would rather get $30 than nothing. The less attached you are to getting in, the better chance you have of getting in for less. Enjoy the show and tell us how it went!

 

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  posted on 6/7/2013 at 10:43 AM
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We have an old saying in Grateful Dead-land: "If you don't go to the show, you probably won't get in..."

Here's the not-so-secret method I always use and it has never failed:
Go to the show, watch as the scalpers ask exhorbitant prices. DO NOT succumb. When the show has started, and the crowd is almost gone and it's just you and the scalpers, who have already made their money, tell them you'll pay $30 if it's a floor seat. If they say no, just wait. They would rather get $30 than nothing. The less attached you are to getting in, the better chance you have of getting in for less. Enjoy the show and tell us how it went!


In legal negotiation land, we say "he who cares least wins." Same thing!

 

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  posted on 6/7/2013 at 10:46 AM
All understood, i know the routine fairly well.
I was more curious if anybody had tried it yet in their cities and guaged what going rate was day of the show.

 

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  posted on 6/7/2013 at 10:58 AM
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We have an old saying in Grateful Dead-land: "If you don't go to the show, you probably won't get in..."

Here's the not-so-secret method I always use and it has never failed:
Go to the show, watch as the scalpers ask exhorbitant prices. DO NOT succumb. When the show has started, and the crowd is almost gone and it's just you and the scalpers, who have already made their money, tell them you'll pay $30 if it's a floor seat. If they say no, just wait. They would rather get $30 than nothing. The less attached you are to getting in, the better chance you have of getting in for less. Enjoy the show and tell us how it went!


In legal negotiation land, we say "he who cares least wins." Same thing!


How true - long ago I learned never to fall in love with a "thing." Best deals I've ever gotten on work in my house started with a Friday afternoon "I'm out." Price got lowered 20% on the spot. Now I always call on a Friday afternoon to turn down a deal. No one wants their weekend ruined

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 12:36 PM
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My buddies and I are trying to catch the stones show in Boston this upcoming Wednesday. Its more of a cross them off our bucket list experience then actually being real amped to see them. I have been watching the tickets on ticketmaster and noticed the $450 face value seats are now $150-250, and even at that still not selling.
Has anybody gone to any of the shows thus far by getting tickets day of or day before? Our target price to get in is around $50/ticket. Just trying to see if that is doable… anything more I think we will pass all together on it.



Doubt you will see this on time but the $85 lind is open right now.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004A84913277B9?did=rscom2013

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 01:39 PM
The po;icy for me the last 5 years or so is to show up at the venue a little early with no tickets. The scal[ers are trying to just dump them.Usually get pretty good seats. It's worked for me every time. I never buy a ticket before the day of the show. And in most cases below face value.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 02:19 PM
I renember getting Stones tickets for $25 outside the door for the Voodoo Lounge show and it was a sellout...

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 07:44 PM
It is more than about time that people stop paying such ridiculous prices to see a dinasaur act that are a tiny fraction of what they once were who have to add many extra musicians to the band in order to sound good. If you just put the core band out there by themselves these days they would suck. I wouldn't have paid $450.00 to see them at their pinickle. Hell, I wouldn't pay that much to see a bill with Ghandi, Abe Lincoln, Mother Theresa, and Jesus Christ himself. It is about time people stop feeding the greedy beast of over priced concerts. That is the only way ticket prices will ever come down to even close to reasonable prices.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 07:50 PM
The only extra musician they added was Chuck Leavell. The core band has stayed the same unless you want tto add a cou[le of vocalist....

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 07:56 PM
I would venture to bet their will not be an ABB 50th. Ain't going to happen. My hat's off to the Stones for pulling it off. From the little I've heard they sound pretty good...

 

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  posted on 6/11/2013 at 08:00 PM
And Chuck's been with them for seems to be forever. If you don't ;ike them then don't go see them....

 

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  posted on 6/12/2013 at 08:12 AM
We got the 85.00 deal a couple of days before the Montreal show this past Sunday. Turns out they were the 500.00 tickets (so no surprise they were available)

I’ve been a huge Stones fan all my life. Seen them on every tour since Some Girls, but flat out refused to spend 300 to 500.00 to see them now. I wasn’t even going to spend the 140.00 for the nose bleed seats either. So it paid off big time to wait, ended up with the best seats I’ve ever had for a Stones show at a very affordable price.

Like I said love the Stones but I think a price point of 50.00 to 300.00 max is more inline and if done properly you could still take the scalpers out of the picture. Hopefully promoters have taken notice and we have seen the end of this type of price gouging

On another note Mick Taylor should be playing the whole show, but seeing as he can run circles around Wood my guess this is why it isn’t happening. Total respect for Taylor, his playing on Midnight was worth the $85.00 alone. The band still brings it even given their age.

 

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  posted on 6/12/2013 at 08:25 AM
Mick's voice has held up pretty well over the years. Charlie Watts is as good as ever, Keef is having fun playing those great rythym riffs. As far as Wood we'll just leave that one alone. Chuck seems to hold it all together. AS one poster said I would like to see Mick Taylor do an entire show. THe guy CAN play...

 

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  posted on 6/12/2013 at 12:55 PM
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And Chuck's been with them for seems to be forever. If you don't ;ike them then don't go see them....



Who said I don't like them. I saw them twice in there prime for a quarter of the prices they are asking and less. I am just not gullible enough to get suckered into paying crazy over the top prices to see something that isn't nearly as good as they were when I paid so much less to see them. I always thought the way it works was that the better they get the more they charge, not the more they decline the more they charge.

 

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  posted on 6/12/2013 at 01:53 PM
Today is the day for the first Boston show.
Ticket prices are dropping rapidly on the secondary market sites. I am seeing as low as $75.
My $50 entry fee is starting to appear realistic.

 

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