Rock n Greed

Wow. Have you checked out ticket prices for some of the major acts on the road this summer? Give me a break. My wife was interested in seeing Steely Dan in Chicago - $220 to $370 per seat. Bite me boys.
While I am not stupid enoough to expect to see Genesis for $7 (my friends and I were fortunate enough to see Peter Gabriel and the lads do the Lamb Lies Down on Broadway show. We were absolutely blown away.) like I did when I was in high school, I am sure not going to shell out $150 plus per chair to take in their re-union tour.
Speaking of seeing The Lamb show, within two days of the concert all 4 of us who attended went out and bought the double album the show was promoting. We also bought albums from their catalogue and new ones as they came out. That was how things used to run I think. If you liked the band/artist, then you went out and bought the music. Maybe the outrageous ticket prices have something to do with the fact that CD sales are waaay down and everybody and their mother is trying to get music for free. Which came first - stupid ticket prices or low CD sales???
While I realize that life on the road is more expensive than it was 30 years ago - there is no way it is 30 to 40 times more expensive. Shoot - I looked at Jimmy Buffet ticket prices last night - at one venue you can spend $1,075 to $1,300 per ticket to be up close to the stage. That is criminal. Jimmy, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. As long as people are willing to pony up hundreds (thousands?) of dollars to see a show, then I guess they are gonna charge that much. No thanks.
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