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seriously, what is that about
stick it, radiohead!
but I struggle to think of any band I would pay that much to see, ESPECIALLY in a fucking massive field. Maybe Glassjaw at the Camden Barfly.
i just don't know how they can justify it
but cheaper than going to a festival. Especially one in Germany.
As there was no box office at Vicky park, you had to purchase a ticket through an agency. The tick-tock cost £20, yet you could buy it nowhere at face value - absolutely criminal!
they should've just played wembley or earls court, that would've been so much better.
football's even worse than Radiohead.
even though £20 was printed on it. That-is-criminal! What planet you from Supes? Anymore like you back home etc?
Go back and read it again, take it in and come bac...oh dont bother, just go read the latest edition of the Daily Planet.
on the tent tour and my ticket was 25 pounds but actually said 25 pounds on the ticket? i dunno wot your on about? ( im a geek who keeps all his tickets! hehe)
for booking and postage though, is it?
that the vast majority of ticket sales are made via a 3rd party anyway
Its a bargain! I should be paying £50 bf's to that nice Harvey Goldsmith. Oh, i hate myself - what a dreadful Radiohead fan i am! Forgive me Thom, forgive me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not a ticket seller.
I have! - when you do, you need to sell tickets to make it worth your while, understand? Or does promoter mean something else in your dictionary?
what you're saying here bares no relation to what i've said.
do you understand where a booking fee goes? here's a hint: not to the promoter.
to the shows ive promoted though. Good day sir :Op
and lacking in humour.
"I should be paying £50 bf's to that nice Harvey Goldsmith"
harvey goldsmith is a PROMOTER, not a ticket agent. he does not take your booking fee. the booking fee is the cut taken by a third party ticket seller who sells the tickets to the public.
sure, it kinda sucks that there was nowhere to get tickets for the Victoria Park show in 2000 from, but i was at one of those shows and the extra five quid totally made up for them not playing in a shithole arena like wembley or, god forbid as it was still open at the time, the docklands arena. would you REALLY have preferred them to play there?
stop being such a mardy.
That tent show wasnt that hot. Each to their own though eh?
spent most of his 'talk' at In The City ranting about Ticketmaster.
but the idiocy of this post has made me happy
That just makes up for having to pay $20 for every other album of theirs.
I just said it makes up for that. They're going to make all their money touring anyway, that's where it is for big acts these days.
(Actually, though, I paid a bit for In Rainbows.)
Though with the exchange rate and bank charge, it worked out to 3-something American. And whine though I might about previous prices, I'll undoubtedly be buying the hard copy someday once it hits stores.
its probably not that bad really.
Still, I can't afford it, not so close to Christmas.
a catch with the so-called "free" album though wasn't there.
Besides, Bjork charged for her last album and her London tickets were £4 more expensive!
by the band so I guess their sales ploy was factually incorrect too.
I thought it was marketed as 'pay what you want for it'.
that at that price the tickets will still sell like hot cakes. It's called buisness sense.
If you don't like it, don't go. They charge what they think they can get away with/think they are worth/what the hire of the venue and other services dictate. Like any other act.
If Thom Yorke comes on stage and wipes his bum with a £20, then they may be profiteering, but otherwise it seems about right to me.
radiohead were liek totally alternative and thought capitalism was rubbish?
Thom Yorke money-wiping his butt onstage might make it worth the 42.50, no?
pretty much regardless but it's still excessively expensive IMO.
its probably gonna be like a festival in all fairness
This is a huge trauma for me. I was pretty determined to go whatever the ticket price, but I never anticipated this.
I think i'm gonna abstain out of principle. They can properly get fucked if they think I can afford £42.50.
(which still hasnt arrived, by the way. THANKS, Tony blair)
the sound like last time at victoria park?
they'd presumably only been allocated a certain amount of square footage, and the four tents were in danger of drowning each other out.
oh - and they didn't want to upset the council.
the sound the last time Radiohead played Victoria Park was great.
Field Day had all sorts of problems.
The stage in a tent wasn't capped for noise.
Last time RH played in a tent. Basically we have NO idea what it'll be like but using the worst organised event in Victoria Park as your yardstick seems very silly.
Lovebox hasn't had reports of the sound issues Field Day had.
the Earls Court gigs were £32 or something and that was four years ago
If so, got any jobs going?!
tempted by this.. days before glastonbury too.
however a) that ammount of money is just wrong b) i need to save for my trip to the US and Australia really and c) i dont wann go on my own..
yeah i'll probably buy them this 'afty
Yes 42.50 is pretty expensive, but then radiohead are a very good band. I bought some, because ive never seen radiohead before, its a bit of a rip, but in the end hopefully it will be worth it.
Compare this with the spice girls for instance, around 60 quid face value for one of their tickets. 50 for take that, Led Zep wanted 120 for fucks sake! However, a mate of mine ACTUALLY paid 330 to see celine dion, now that is what you call shafting fans.
I reckon Radiohead could charge a lot more if they wanted and people would still cough up.
So, in summary, its pretty steep, but could be a lot worse.
I hope it rains.
how much was muse at wembley/ t'arctic's at LCCC?
Radiohead last time they toured (the ed date at least)
isn't it the going rate these days for a band of their size?
+they'll have at least 2 inevitably ace supports. As aposed to REM when i had to sit through the bloody Zutons/ Bob dylan who just launched straight in..