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Old 09-04-2003, 11:52 AM   #16
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Now I remember why I don't like to go to ticketed events.
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Where do I get one?? I never put bumper stickers on my car, but I'd make an exception....
I got it from a friend of mine in January. I think he had them specially made. It's not actually on my car though...
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Industry watchers agree that auctions will affect all concertgoers. Prime seats are undervalued in the marketplace, said Alan B. Krueger, a professor at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, who has studied ticket prices. He predicts that once auctions begin revealing a ticket's market value, prices as a whole will climb faster.
This is what will kill concert-going, and potentially, the industry. View it this way.....concerts are often ways bands promote their album sales. If the price of a "live" show is priced out of a category the average consumer due to this unreasonable demand, how will the average consumer know to buy the album? Certainly not downloading it (you may be arrested and ordered to court for that). Artisits will no longer be artists. It will be more and more difficult to have bands that "make it" if they are determined to be "not financially viable" because the promoters and record companies can get top dollar for their tickets (in return, not selling albums).

A few things may happen:

We will see more "produced" performers. An onslaught of performers like Brtiney, Justin and Kelli. Stuff that they know they can sell. Kids supposedly have disposable incomes. Bands that sell, will succeed.

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Artist revolt. Not sure if this will work. I think there is too much power in the industry, and big corporations would stomp down the minor revolts (by pulling record contracts or black listing performers).

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You will have bands that will remain underground. They will forever play bars and other venues not connected with Ticketmaster. They will sign on with indie labels, and stay with them. They will be played only on indie radio stations (either public radio or college stations...or through Internet radio stations). You will never obtain the celebrity status of the mainstream...but you will be a true artist.

R.I.P. access to good music.

It was nice knowing you while you lasted.
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Found the article in the New York times....thanks.
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Who was saying the music industry is the same now as it was in the 60? The dollar digs the grave.
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just when you did not think it was possible to hate ticketbastard anymore than you already do.
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:30 PM   #22
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I found some other articles...

One of them offer a suggestion.

They say that the only way to get around this is for states to make "scalping" against the law.

Talk to your state representatives....SOON!
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This is an outrage.

It's bad enough that the scalpers end up with the best seats, but now there exists a real and solid possibility that TBastard will scoop up every decent seat in the house and put them up for auction.

Where's Pearl Jam when you need them? It's time for a new revolution.
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Old 09-04-2003, 04:08 PM   #25
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Where's Pearl Jam when you need them? It's time for a new revolution.
I think I saw that String Cheese Incident has a lawsuit against Ticketmaster right now. They don't really hold the clout that PJ does though.....
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BUMP (I believe this is an important issue - I think people are too afraid to read thread that fall below "random" or "descirbe" or High post count")!

Gone will be the days you could afford to see multiple U2 concerts....people will bid so high for the good seats, that the rest of the ticket prices will be so outrageous, that you won't be able to skip around the country (or world) seeing themthree, four or ten times.

Little alone fit another concert in that years (say, REM, Bruce, Rolling Stones, Coldplay, etc. etc. etc.).
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isn't ticket scalping illegal already though? i mean if PEOPLE do it. companies can get away with murder...
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BUMP (I believe this is an important issue - I think people are too afraid to read thread that fall below "random" or "descirbe" or High post count")!

Gone will be the days you could afford to see multiple U2 concerts....people will bid so high for the good seats, that the rest of the ticket prices will be so outrageous, that you won't be able to skip around the country (or world) seeing themthree, four or ten times.

Little alone fit another concert in that years (say, REM, Bruce, Rolling Stones, Coldplay, etc. etc. etc.).

or you won't get to see any of these bands period.

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isn't ticket scalping illegal already though? i mean if PEOPLE do it. companies can get away with murder...
Not in all states.
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that's rather stupid. i know states are supposed to be able to set up their own specific laws cos then it seems that the central government gains too much control (pisses off libertarians and the like), that's kind of....i don't know, lame?
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