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i wonder why eh?
40 quid for a gig is ridiculous
with one average support.
compared to last time its a joke.
Just ye olde Batty for Lashies?
plus victoria park = changes of bad/quiet sound?
I've paid £45 to see Grace Jones next week (dont laugh you cunts) but that's in the Royal Festival Hall which will be amazing. I'm not paying similar for Radiohead in a huge field with crap sound.
laugh going for the last few months since i found out about it
'hur hur hur hur'?
almost inaudible but always there, forever.
Kh-kh-kh! is my stab
i havent seen them and i would love to go but im just not going to pay £40.and exactly what you said.fair enough if it was maybe an all day thing with ace bands but 1 support is poo
i obviously don't know the arrangements this time around but when they played in victoria park in 2000 they did it in a marquee and the sound was fantastic.
they were fantastic at south park too
as i said. and nobody knows what the set up will be this year.
I saw them a couple of years ago in Edinburgh, which was 35 buckaroos, but Beck was the support for that.
It remains the most expensive gig i've ever been to by quite a long shot, and i've been to 200 odd, so i'm no way not paying 45 quid
but in Victoria Park, Tuesday evening, crap sound, probably raining or something, £50+. Just doesn't seem that appealing.
An all-day fest with a quality line-up on a Saturday like they did in Oxford seven years ago would have been much more appealing at that price.
What a gig that was... Beck/Supergrass/Sigur Ros supporting wasn't it?
that's the one. it was awesome and Radiohead were on fire. Was that the last time they played 'Creep'?
They played creep at V in 2006
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY
I've got a spare for the Wednesday if anyone wants to come with me.
ROB? What night are we going?
it will be ace. I am sure of it. It's Radiohead!
there apparently, you have to shit on the floor, pick it up, use it as manure on an organic potato and grow it yourself. for £20.
I'm getting a private jumbo jet there anyway.
I'd travel to Victoria Park in a hot air balloon.
I still haven't seen Radiohead. I need to remedy this. Possibly.
if you have a spare £45 lying around.
When is this anyway?
That Radiohead are probably still (haven't seen 'em for a little while) the best live band in the world. So if you're going to pay £50 for a headline band ticket, which seems to be the going rate these days, at least they are the very, very best of the bunch.
Apart from Springsteen.
For the cheap seats at that
around twenty times better
I love Radiohead, but no way are they the best live band in the world...not have they ever been.
the ATP promoted events sold out then Jamie ?
Coming on here talking about music he likes and stuff with everyone else. What an arsehole.
In other news: I'm going to see Radiohead on the 25th and I'm mighty excited about it.
they even get Alexander 'shitting' Tucker a big crowd
i'd better go listen to pop is dead and reconsider my evil hasty words
I've got Sigur Ros on 24th, they're doing the 25th too, right?
As it's right in front of my flat, I might just wait til they've started their set and get a ticket off a tout for cheapy cheap - would that work?
well that's a new one :\
The price for almost all top of the range acts these days is anywhere between £35 to £60+.
Just because you all got the album for nothing doesn't mean you don't get to pay the going rate for Radiohead live.
I paid £40/45 to see The Cure in March - but in a venue that I knew would have decent enough sound guaranteed, with support that I knew and liked, and I knew I was guaranteed a set list of a good 2.5 hours because they're always generous with their set lists.
1. The venue/sound; if they DON'T put it in a tent, it could be awful, like field day.
2. The support - Bats for Lashes, sure she's cute enough, but can she hold a massive crowd? And what's she going to be like if it is all open air?
3. The weather.
Basically, too many variables. I'm guessing it's £57 inc booking fees, and I don't splurge my money on unsure bets, cheers.
Considering how much of a rip off £25 was to see the Jesus & Mary Chain. Which lead to the cancelling of one of the two gigs they had booked for the roundhouse.
I have paid £40 a few times this year to watch Derby County lose, Radiohead doesn't seem much of a rip off.
that man, that woman, that lovelessrapture.
One promoter/promoters assistant gloating over the lack of sales of another is bound to end up with egg on his face.
how i cant seem to comment on other bands without people arguing that my only reason for it must be that i work for another promoter.
anyway, the comment from someone else that around £50 is the expected price for a top of the range band is ludicrous, there's been a clear increase across the board from certain bands in the past year or so that is nothing to do with inflation and everything to do with working out that certain people will pay inflated prices and fuck people who can't afford them. pretty sad really.
I agree. It's not just the music industry that is doing this either. Hello premiership football clubs!
anyone has said that.
The feeling seems to be that your gloating about Radiohead not selling out. Some people find this strange as your events often don't sell out. JAMC is a case in point.
A bit of humility i think, that's all.
was to talk about the inflated price issue a bit, as i was really surprised that this hadnt sold out, and what with all the festival cancellations recently too maybe it shows that people arent really willing to fork out that much.
i also like to have a pop at radiohead's arrogance so this is an easy way to do it :D
£25 is a fair bit cheaper than £52 but i take your point.
the early bird tickets, so £150, and its £50 for radiohead all in, thus increases of around:
100% for radiohead
50% for atp
and regardless of increases, when you actually look what you get for your cash, the point is in this case you choose between 2 bands for £50 or 40+ bands plus accomodation plus lots of facilities for £150.
goes towards you contributing 34,000 + posts to this website ?
is the same price as London (£42.50). Glasgow is slightly cheaper (£38.50) and, like London, not in a purpose-built venue.
Ticket prices are set to maximise revenue, so it is better to sell only 20,000 tickets at £42.50 (revenue = £850,000) than sell 30,000 at £25 (revenue = £750,000) even if that means the venue will only be 2/3 full.
i'd never pay over £15 for a gig these days, and even then they'd have to be extra special good.
is not being promoted by a 'big ' promoter ( a live nation) etc...i would imagine that, given the security costs. stage/ electricity/ etc costs will be high. Factor in I doubt there will be big beer sponsorship etc i think thats about right. If its only gone up about a £10er since southpark.....fair enough. that was a LONG time ago.
Springsteen, Waits, Bjork, Young, hell even Allison Krauss and Robert Plant- all these tickets came in way over £40.... Even my nick cave ticket with book fee too boot cost about 32 quid and that was with the god awful barry adamson supporting.....in an established venue....
The addition of ludicrously high booking fees should be looked at but to be fair, for a big event like that and the management it would take to run, i think thats about fair. Try going to a theatre, or the ballet, or something like that, If you want to see someone considered to be among the 'stars' of their type then £40 doesnt seem to bad.
In general, however, for smaller bands anything over £12 feels a bit much...id rather cheaper tickets and then buy merch/cds off them to reward a good show...
is promoted by SJM Concerts, one of the country's biggest tour/gig companies ...
fair enough.....it still does cost a lot to put on a show of that scale tho.....42 quidi si the same i paid to see bjork. im seeing them in denmark anyway
i just wanted to mention that.
and then realised that it was ridiculous and needed the money. Waste said they had already beeen dispatched so I couldn't get a refund and would have to sell them independantly, but they didn't arrive for another 3 weeks so they were talking crap. Now they're going for about £20 max on ebay
I would imagine a fair few people who will be there would have gone to see them if it was at another time.
The price is about £42.50 in london plus fee, not £52. This is still a lot and the prices do seem to have shot up £10/15 in the past year for the big names, but it can still be worth it. The £40/45 I spent for Bjork was much better value than seeing three ok bands for £15.
was including fees.
The price is a bit steep but hopefully it should be worth it. Having said that I'm paying 60 quid to go to lovebox just because the Flaming Lips are headlining so I probably do have more money than sense.
thats the obvious reason
iv never seen them, and they have given me inspiration and good times for many many years, so was happy to pay that much.. and i also really like bat for lashes so really its a bargain as far as im concerned
MGMT were supporting as well?
i thought about not going. But I've never seen them live before and they're one of my favourite bands and I might not get to see them again if I don't this time (I assume they're eventually going to stop touring altogether to save emissions and just record). So there's my two cents.
never seen them, and this may or may not be the last time before they are considered dinosaurs.
40 quid isn't great, but its not the end of the world.
get over it.
A lot of people are only interested in them when it's free?
I think their PR is more interesting than their music these days.
Well, feel for us poor people that have to buy ours AND our girlfriends. Life is not kind to nice people...
In my opinion, '15 Step' and 'What's a Girl to do?' are worth the entry price alone.
Tickets came today!
I expect them to something a bit more 'out there' on the 25th rather than the 24th... might even pull out Creep.
Heaven forbid I get to hear 'Optimistic' live