2 thoughts on “May 21, 2017

  1. I was wondering if there is going to be a NYE show this year?
    Also I totally agree that something should be done about the ticket prices. I don’t feel the merch is necessary, I’m not paying the big bucks for the merch, it’s the seat. Also maybe they could organize the seating choices like you said, by rows, but 1st row is the highest price , then cut back a little for each row as you go back. Then, out of each row, they make the more center seats in the rows for the main act and the outer seats in the rows for the opening act. That way, if someone is there to see the opening act specifically, they can still get a front row through their fan club. Anyhoo, that’s my two cents. Go Goos!

  2. I remember going to see the band for $20 a show (and often it was a better, more raw and personal show!), now I’m paying outrageous prices just to have a premium seat. Unlike you, I do like being in the front row, so I’m willing to pay extra for it. Honestly, I don’t need the meet & greets and all the additional promotional gear, I have so much already; rare, signed items that are really unique, and meeting them is no special thing anymore. But I do wish they offer a pricing for great seats only. I know bands today don’t make much on their actual art, so ticket sales are the money maker. The high price seats have some what discouraged scalping, No one wants to pay $500 for a front row package (which looses all amenities in second-hand sales) in hopes to make money by jacking up the price to $700. I’ll tell you one thing that really made me upset. I bought the guitar/private meet and greet package last time around because it offered a seat on stage with the band while they played. This was an awesome experience!! My husband and I were the only 2 on stage in a small theater venue so we were right in the middle of the action, so completely worth the money. However, I’ve purchased another guitar package for this summer’s tour (not because I need another signed guitar but because I wanted that really personal, one-of-a-kind experience again), only to find out that now your NOT the only one on stage anymore, there’s a whole group of people who purchased lower level; MUCH less expensive packages who are allowed on stage! So much for that! It’s all about making as much money as they can now and music companies have to continually create unique ways to make sure everyone gets a piece of the pie. The music industry is a terrible business to be in these days; artists get ripped off, fans get ripped off and the music companies make out.

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