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just spent 25 euro on a ticket to see swans. id feel ripped off but damn man its swans
He was incredible though.
I spent about £50 on Iron Maiden and fell asleep. Bit drunk.
C'est la vie.
I hope I enjoyed it £20 more than you.
And at the time, I was purely going to watch Public Enemy's ONLY UK show.
Otherwise, my sister bought me a birthday ticket for Girls Aloud / Jay-Z / Coldplay for £70, but I wouldn't have paid that.
I reckon otherwise my most is around £40 for someone like a one off Pixies tour or the Alexandra Palace NYE gig featuring New Order, Underworld, Laurent Garnier, Chemical Brothers, Death in vegas etc.
...for a Tom Waits ticket back in 2004. Also worth it.
The old codger can put on a killer performance.
and Paolo Conte... Although I did pay 75 euros for David Gilmour and would happily pay that again.
£80 is entry level, up in the gods, row z sh!te. A good seat is looking like £250. Who the hell is going to pay that?
Was considering buying a ticket, glad I didn't even bother trying now
Before The Wall my most expensive was Gorillaz at The Roundhouse for about £50.
I got a ticket for The Wall in one of the pre sales, think it was about £70-£80 for ground floor. Assume the £250 you've seen is for some sort of 'VIP' package? Anyway, early reports are sounding good, this is one show I didn't want to miss even if it is very expensive.
They're the exception though. I'm incredibly pissed off LCD are charging €39 for their Dublin shows.
Stupidly expensive, twice the price of gigs in the UK in some cases.
LCD are only about £25 over here
But if they don't, I'm fucked.
The greedy bastard
well worth it - probably the second-best gig I've been to
..to see The Police a few years back. £80 plus £20 booking fee. Was it worth it?, I never thought I'd get to see them and they were behind the first record I ever got as a kid. They were also tight as fuck and sounded better than they ever did live back in the late 70's - 80's. So for me it was worth the money.
I think the most I've paid since was the £50 for The Flaming Lips gig next year.
Fucking pile of shite, but at least I can now say "Yeah, I saw Bob Dylan live, he was a fucking pile of shite."
Worth every last cent
Yeah, I'd say they were both worth it. Although I did end up seeing Radiohead again at a festival about a month later, so that was probably a bit overindulgent.
for two tickets to Arcade Fire at Porchester Hall just before Neon Bible came out. It was just about worth it.
for David Bowie on his last tour (2001?) I wasn't a major fan before but my girlfriend of the time was, he was brilliant.
which isn't the worst i guess. i was resigned to spending £50 to see muse at the royal albert hall, but i ended up with crap and discounted seats for £19 each, which was excellent because we watched the gig from the empty wheelchair bay which was both unguarded and had a good view
yeah, I'm cheap
At some little bar in Oldham
Was it worth it?
Well I brought 2 and ended up going on my own, I could of brought one outside for £15 and I didn't sell my spare for a fiver out of principle
However, I had to travel all the way from St Albans so I wouldn't have bothered going all that way without a ticket
The gig was brilliant though
You sound incredibly stupid for 1, er 2, er 3 now 4 or 5 reasons.
about the same for u2 radiohead was better though
Beastie Boys & Spank Rock. £80 + for the pair. And she didn't put out afterwards either.
then i think 40 pounds on the who, but i was given that ticket from my uncle, so idk does that cound :P
Worth every fucking penny.
Don't care if Shane couldn't even sing. Don't care if I was squished my old men. STILL EXCELLENT.
PEOPLE I LOVE ALWAYS ROB ME :(
I think Blur were the better value for money actually.
it was brilliant
for the Flaming Lips, and it was the best night ever ever ever, so it was worth it.
To see the Soft Bulletin show.
Bloody expensive gigs.
Lost my ticket somewhere between the train station and getting out of the taxi on arriving at the venue, so had to pay a tout £30 to get another. £70 in total, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Best anything ever
I recently purchased two tickets to Sufjan Stevens, totaling $81 dollars.
But, if we're talking single-ticket, Arcade Fire at $50 wins, with Pavement (of all things) being a close second at $45.
well worth it :D
my boyfriend bought me tickets to see Bjork which were probably about £60 but it was so so worth it, amazing gig
Because I've done that alot and paid £40 for ringside seats, and it's honestly the most fun I have on a single night out.
But if not, the most I've paid was £25 or something to see Paramore in November, they're one of my 'big three' (with Brand New and Death Cab For Cutie) so it's completely worth it.
Because when I met my friend who we'd DEFINITELY agreed was having my spare he already had one. I declined the touts' offer of a tenner on principle. Was it worth it? Nope - the same set as a few months before and I had a desperate hangover.
Also paid £80 for Mogwai tickets at the QEH a couple of years ago. Incredibly worth it.
so the gig ticket price would be the minimal cost.
Went to see Bjork and Sigur Ros out in the Icelandic fjords
Kraftwerk playing in Krakow in Lenin's old steel factory
The remaining members of The Doors in the desert between LA and Vegas
Bought a ticket for Beastie Boys in the Hollywood Bowl but cancelled due to throat cancer ;-(
Self-employed now so no annual treats for the forseeable future!
(not the Doors bit)
Kraftwerk gig sounds immense.
i was young and naive
Actually it was two tickets, my out of work mate promised to pay me the following week thinking he did well at his job interview the day before. Well, actually he didn't do so great so i ended up been paid almost a year later
£40 for Owen Pallett
£27 for The Album Leaf
£45 for Santigold / Major Lazer
In the UK, Radiohead was the most expensive, at £32.50. Beck and Deerhoof also played, though, so I guess that's OK.
Yeah, but in 2005 when the most i'd ever spent on a gig before was £20 I thought it was a total rip.
Radiohead+Beck+Deerhoof for £32.50 is a bargain
Fucking £25 man.
I reckon. Was a good gig though. Also £75 to see Belle & Sebastian at Latitude- I know it's a festival, but I only wanted to see B&S so was pretty much like buying a gig ticket.
then three times $100 for Prince back in 2002.
Well worth it: they really are incredible live.
If gig tickets are too high though usually I never bother. Flaming Lips + Dinosaur Jr next summer at about £45 including postage is just a definite no. Although if FL were performing anything from Hit to death in the futurehead to clouds taste metallic... I would probably have to go. I can certainly leave The Soft Bulletin though, I'd rather hear their normal sets to be honest.
when he got bottled in Liverpool last November, absolutely gutted but what do you expected eh
For Portishead a couple of years ago, amazing gig (despite it being on a Sunday night in Wolverhampton)
I was given front row tickets for Sufjan at the Barbican in 2006 by my parents and god KNOWS how much they must have cost, I know they bought them from eBay.