Can't afford Rush, but there is compensation...

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  1. Mad Wombat

    Mad Wombat Member

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    So Rush announced the R40 tour and I was thrilled. Then I saw minimum $185 ticket prices. Considering that this is in a very large city 3 hours away, I'd have to factor in gas, parking, hotel, etc. Just couldn't see myself paying that much.

    On the flipside, Buddy Guy will be playing nearer to home in April, for much more reasonable prices and a smaller venue - I'll actually be able to see him playing, rather than a tiny dot on a distant stage.
    I saw him last year and it was a great show. 78 years old and he's still full of energy.
     
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    mikeratan00 Supporting Member

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    Buddy talks too much vs play more
     
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    You're not looking hard enough.

    Face value for the majority of the dates is 50, 80 & 150, plus fees.
     
  4. Matt L

    Matt L Supporting Member

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    I can't afford Rush tix, either. Albert Lee is playing a tiny venue here in town next week, though. That should be cool.
     
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    Someone was talking about going to see him in Columbus, Ohio and the prices weren't that high. He was talking about getting upper level seats though.
     
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    Last time I saw Rush Steve Morse opened for them.
     
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    I went to buy tickets for my daughter's birthday for the Boston show; re-sellers on the Ticketmaster site were asking $4k+ for floor seats

    :eek:
     
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    Buddy Guy was terrible when I saw him with Experience Hendrix. He just noodled through an amp cranked so loud it cleared out most of the people in that section of the crowd. If you want to see Rush I'd go see them. If you want to see a guy whose glory days are well behind him then go see Buddy Guy:dunno
     
  9. specialkindofhell

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    I saw Rush play in 1984, tix were about $20 each. If you adjust for inflation, the same ticket now should be $45. The show was basically the same as one now, they had lighting, gear, crew, travel costs, etc.

    The current concert ticket pricing is so out of control it's ridiculous.
     
  10. birdie_in_texas

    birdie_in_texas I can haz virgins? Silver Supporting Member

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    because hardly anyone buys albums..they just steal downloads of singles..the dudes got to make their cake somehow...
     
  11. stratotone

    stratotone Silver Supporting Member

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    My tickets for the Tulsa show were right at $100 each for decent seats. I'm guessing you're looking at stubhub or a ticket reseller.
     
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    Just saw Tinsley Ellis last week for $15 per seat.
     

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