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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
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    mshnayder said:
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    I have been wanting an Austin show for about a decade.  Unfortunately $162 for twoish hours of music per night isn't worth it to me.   I hope that the people that do go have a great time.
    $160 WITH fees is a bargain. Quite frankly I'm surprised tickets aren't $200 a piece. PJ could easily charge Springsteen 2023 tour prices if they wanted too. I can't imagine anybody complaining about ticket prices in 2023. Cost of everything has gone up so I don't know why people are still expecting ticket prices to be the same as they were 10 years ago.

    Also, have to laugh at the people in these threads complaining and saying the band is trying to make a quick buck and doesn't care about the fans and have gotten lazy. I was lucky enough to see them twice on the last tour and they have NEVER sounded better. If anything the band ages like a fine wine and if they need to play less shows per tour to keep their performance level high when they do play then so be it. Look at all these bands from their era...they are one of the last remaining ones still doing it. Each time seeing them feels lucky.

    Anywho I will be making the trip from Philly to Minnesota for two shows. What are the things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul!?? Never been! 
    First off I wasn't complaining about the price, just stating that it was too much for me to justify. 

    As for the why of not agreeing with the growing cost of everything including ticket prices, because real wage growth and buying power hasn't gone up with the cost of everything else.  Even though I can afford the buy in I can't justify $162 for any band. It's ridiculous IMO.  If all seats were $162 that would be about 2.5 million in revenue for one night in Austin alone, so they are bringing in 5mn for those two night, not counting the PJ Platinum tix and merch that most of the fans are going to spend $30 to $100 a piece on per night. Drop the price to $100 and they would still bring in 1.5mn a night plus platinum and merch.  

    Sorry but for all the complaining about the band coming to Texas due to all the political issues that are going on I think $162 concert tickets to hear 25 songs that I've heard them play better 20 or so times at $30-$90 a ticket is a rip off, and that goes for just about any band that is charging these prices. Compared to some other artists sure it looks like $162 a bargain, but the whole industry is out to squeeze as much money out of the audience as possible.  I don't think the show is going to be twice as good as when the tickets cost $80 just a few years ago.  More bands should take a cue from The Cure.

    If you think they sound better than ever, that's great, I don't.  My last show was Miami in 2016 and while it was a great show that I really enjoyed, it was clear to me then that if the costs went up any higher that to me there would no longer be value in the exchange.  If throwing $162 bucks at a show for PJ The Boss or anyone else floats peoples boat, and they still get the same feeling and thrill as ever, great.  I love the band and the live shows, but as far as costs go they have reached my cut off point when it comes to the value that I will receive in return.  

    I hope you enjoy your shows. I don't know anything about Minnesota but I'm sure you will find some great things to see and do. I hope everyone will enjoy their shows. And I hope that those that don't mind spending a weeks worth of groceries for a family of four  to see a concert don't have any problems justifying their expenses.  

    To the other Texas fans that are going.  I hope you have a fantastic time and get to regale all the people complaining about our state with tales of epic PJ shows and greatness.
    I hear you. The principle is the same, but the ticket prices are actually about $130. The rest is fees. They are showing the total cost this time, so fans can better estimate expenses.
    I am not going to all the shows I would like, because I can't justify the overall cost either. But I'm going to some. All my vacation money usually goes to PJ and a national park, for 25 years (before that it was cheap!).
    Yeah I had a good ride with PJ, when I was making less than a quarter of my current income!  If the value and purchasing power of the dollar goes up to the level of the current price increases I will definitely attend a show in the future.  At this time it just doesn't line up.
    Yeah I totally get where your coming from and I agree! I don’t go to any shows anymore unless I can walk in a club and see an upcoming band or bands that never made it big but still put out great music and can only play smaller venues. The last time I had PJ tickets was for Baltimore before that was Fenway 16 1st night, so this time I put in for Chicago II I have no problem seeing them every 5years.




    Same.  there are so many great acts to see for under $50 that are amazing.  It's hard to spend so much more to go to a giant arena.
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    PJNBPJNB Posts: 13,087
    edited April 2023
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    static111 said:
    mshnayder said:
    static111 said:
    I have been wanting an Austin show for about a decade.  Unfortunately $162 for twoish hours of music per night isn't worth it to me.   I hope that the people that do go have a great time.
    $160 WITH fees is a bargain. Quite frankly I'm surprised tickets aren't $200 a piece. PJ could easily charge Springsteen 2023 tour prices if they wanted too. I can't imagine anybody complaining about ticket prices in 2023. Cost of everything has gone up so I don't know why people are still expecting ticket prices to be the same as they were 10 years ago.

    Also, have to laugh at the people in these threads complaining and saying the band is trying to make a quick buck and doesn't care about the fans and have gotten lazy. I was lucky enough to see them twice on the last tour and they have NEVER sounded better. If anything the band ages like a fine wine and if they need to play less shows per tour to keep their performance level high when they do play then so be it. Look at all these bands from their era...they are one of the last remaining ones still doing it. Each time seeing them feels lucky.

    Anywho I will be making the trip from Philly to Minnesota for two shows. What are the things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul!?? Never been! 
    First off I wasn't complaining about the price, just stating that it was too much for me to justify. 

    As for the why of not agreeing with the growing cost of everything including ticket prices, because real wage growth and buying power hasn't gone up with the cost of everything else.  Even though I can afford the buy in I can't justify $162 for any band. It's ridiculous IMO.  If all seats were $162 that would be about 2.5 million in revenue for one night in Austin alone, so they are bringing in 5mn for those two night, not counting the PJ Platinum tix and merch that most of the fans are going to spend $30 to $100 a piece on per night. Drop the price to $100 and they would still bring in 1.5mn a night plus platinum and merch.  

    Sorry but for all the complaining about the band coming to Texas due to all the political issues that are going on I think $162 concert tickets to hear 25 songs that I've heard them play better 20 or so times at $30-$90 a ticket is a rip off, and that goes for just about any band that is charging these prices. Compared to some other artists sure it looks like $162 a bargain, but the whole industry is out to squeeze as much money out of the audience as possible.  I don't think the show is going to be twice as good as when the tickets cost $80 just a few years ago.  More bands should take a cue from The Cure.

    If you think they sound better than ever, that's great, I don't.  My last show was Miami in 2016 and while it was a great show that I really enjoyed, it was clear to me then that if the costs went up any higher that to me there would no longer be value in the exchange.  If throwing $162 bucks at a show for PJ The Boss or anyone else floats peoples boat, and they still get the same feeling and thrill as ever, great.  I love the band and the live shows, but as far as costs go they have reached my cut off point when it comes to the value that I will receive in return.  

    I hope you enjoy your shows. I don't know anything about Minnesota but I'm sure you will find some great things to see and do. I hope everyone will enjoy their shows. And I hope that those that don't mind spending a weeks worth of groceries for a family of four  to see a concert don't have any problems justifying their expenses.  

    To the other Texas fans that are going.  I hope you have a fantastic time and get to regale all the people complaining about our state with tales of epic PJ shows and greatness.
    I hear you. The principle is the same, but the ticket prices are actually about $130. The rest is fees. They are showing the total cost this time, so fans can better estimate expenses.
    I am not going to all the shows I would like, because I can't justify the overall cost either. But I'm going to some. All my vacation money usually goes to PJ and a national park, for 25 years (before that it was cheap!).
    Yeah I had a good ride with PJ, when I was making less than a quarter of my current income!  If the value and purchasing power of the dollar goes up to the level of the current price increases I will definitely attend a show in the future.  At this time it just doesn't line up.
    Yeah I totally get where your coming from and I agree! I don’t go to any shows anymore unless I can walk in a club and see an upcoming band or bands that never made it big but still put out great music and can only play smaller venues. The last time I had PJ tickets was for Baltimore before that was Fenway 16 1st night, so this time I put in for Chicago II I have no problem seeing them every 5years.




    Same.  there are so many great acts to see for under $50 that are amazing.  It's hard to spend so much more to go to a giant arena.
    Opposite for me. I would rather pay extra to see the best live band in the world.  I am not saying the other acts are not worthy but this is Pearl Jam we are talking about. I get some have seen them for decades now and had their fill and I respect that.
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    CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,589
    I’m for both! I’ll pay to see PJ, as they are one of the best live acts (and my absolute favorite). Also, I love going to smaller venues and getting right up on the stage. Just this past year, saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Drive-By Truckers, got right up to the stage, all for $50! 
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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    I’m for both! I’ll pay to see PJ, as they are one of the best live acts (and my absolute favorite). Also, I love going to smaller venues and getting right up on the stage. Just this past year, saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Drive-By Truckers, got right up to the stage, all for $50! 
    Sounds like a great time!
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    JimmyVJimmyV Boston's MetroWest Posts: 19,011
    Walked my ticket buddy through the process of entering the lottery. A tradition unlike any other...
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,673
    I’m for both! I’ll pay to see PJ, as they are one of the best live acts (and my absolute favorite). Also, I love going to smaller venues and getting right up on the stage. Just this past year, saw Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Drive-By Truckers, got right up to the stage, all for $50! 
    Same. I go to 50 concerts a year. 
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    tbergstbergs Posts: 9,399
    mshnayder said:
    static111 said:
    I have been wanting an Austin show for about a decade.  Unfortunately $162 for twoish hours of music per night isn't worth it to me.   I hope that the people that do go have a great time.
    $160 WITH fees is a bargain. Quite frankly I'm surprised tickets aren't $200 a piece. PJ could easily charge Springsteen 2023 tour prices if they wanted too. I can't imagine anybody complaining about ticket prices in 2023. Cost of everything has gone up so I don't know why people are still expecting ticket prices to be the same as they were 10 years ago.

    Also, have to laugh at the people in these threads complaining and saying the band is trying to make a quick buck and doesn't care about the fans and have gotten lazy. I was lucky enough to see them twice on the last tour and they have NEVER sounded better. If anything the band ages like a fine wine and if they need to play less shows per tour to keep their performance level high when they do play then so be it. Look at all these bands from their era...they are one of the last remaining ones still doing it. Each time seeing them feels lucky.

    Anywho I will be making the trip from Philly to Minnesota for two shows. What are the things to do in Minneapolis/St. Paul!?? Never been! 
    The prices are a bit higher than I like. I just saw RHCP a few weeks ago and got 2 tickets for the price of 1 PJ ticket. I'm also paying the same amount for a day pass to Ohana. I love PJ, but prices are making it hard for me to justify seeing them for both shows in St. Paul.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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    A Mike Patton FanA Mike Patton Fan Near Milwaukee Posts: 30
    I’m not not saying I’m not going to see the band in Chicago, but $17 for Ticketbastard & $4 facility fee is a joke. Never been to United Center, but I wonder if they will charge $15-20 just to park your vehicle. 🤔
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    Doug87Doug87 Posts: 442
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    I’m not not saying I’m not going to see the band in Chicago, but $17 for Ticketbastard & $4 facility fee is a joke. Never been to United Center, but I wonder if they will charge $15-20 just to park your vehicle. 🤔
    Try $30-35 to park at the UC.

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    mcgruff10mcgruff10 New Jersey Posts: 28,092
    I’m not not saying I’m not going to see the band in Chicago, but $17 for Ticketbastard & $4 facility fee is a joke. Never been to United Center, but I wonder if they will charge $15-20 just to park your vehicle. 🤔
    15-20$ to park is cheap!
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    purplecowpurplecow Posts: 101
    Some real boomer perspectives in this thread on the value of seeing live shows by legendary bands in 2023
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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    purplecow said:
    Some real boomer perspectives in this thread on the value of seeing live shows by legendary bands in 2023
    I'm a millennial and the value of seeing a live band is not $162 at least to me
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    The Camaros HoodThe Camaros Hood Boston, MA Posts: 440
    purplecow said:
    Some real boomer perspectives in this thread on the value of seeing live shows by legendary bands in 2023
    Sounds more like broke millennials and Gen Zers. 
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    sedge75sedge75 Posts: 29
    others than me have problems when validating payment information with a foreign card during the presale?
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    SaravaSarava Naperville, IL Posts: 2,013
    I think regarding prices - one thing that works ok is most PJ fans are probably in their 40s or 50s. And most people make a lot more money in their 40s or 50s than they did in their 20s or 30s. $162 still seems to fall below average for bands of this caliber. Maybe the only thing I'd call overpriced (IMO) are the back/obstructed view seats, which strangely arent discounted compared to the front seats.

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    D-RodD-Rod Hamilton, Ontario Posts: 1,819
    mcgruff10 said:
    I’m not not saying I’m not going to see the band in Chicago, but $17 for Ticketbastard & $4 facility fee is a joke. Never been to United Center, but I wonder if they will charge $15-20 just to park your vehicle. 🤔
    15-20$ to park is cheap!
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    kaw753kaw753 Posts: 794
    My only realistic suggestion would be to get an opener with a bit more of a name. Silversun Pickups, Band of Horses, Grouplove or something along those lines.
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    lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 12,998
    Openers are a waste of time. It just means a shorter set
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    static111static111 Posts: 4,889
    Openers are a waste of time. It just means a shorter set
    I disagree.  My favorite tour was '98 and one of the best things was all of the varied opening bands.  I think I got to see Sonic Youth/Pearl Jam, Iggy Pop/Pearl Jam and Cheap Trick (with Ed cameo on Surrender)/Pearl Jam.  I love when shows have great opening bands.  
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    Matts3221Matts3221 Posts: 658
    I forgot the insanity of angry that comes with a PJ tour. 40 mins outside of Boston. Am I bummed they’re not playing in New England ? Of course I am. Am I upset and angry ? Nope happy for those that will get a chance to see them or travel , not in my budget to travel.  Fingers crossed for Boston 2024 !!! To all those going enjoy the best live band out there that still gives it all for their fans. 
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    Matts3221Matts3221 Posts: 658
    One small caveat would be Seattle folks , I just assume you play your hometown. If PJ was from Boston I would be a little WTF on them not playing a show since 2018 in Seattle. Other than that it is what it is. 
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    pjl44pjl44 Posts: 8,643
    purplecow said:
    Some real boomer perspectives in this thread on the value of seeing live shows by legendary bands in 2023
    I see a lot of opinions in this thread. Which one are you calling the "boomer perspective?"
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    G-forceG-force Posts: 218
    I have registered for the Fort Worth shows using ticket master link and I received this email note below.

    Question:  Is this the just the verified fan or the ten club?, this is confusing. How does ticket master know I am a 10c member?

    We have Received Your Registration for the Pearl Jam Verified Fan Onsale




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    PJNBPJNB Posts: 13,087
    G-force said:
    I have registered for the Fort Worth shows using ticket master link and I received this email note below.

    Question:  Is this the just the verified fan or the ten club?, this is confusing. How does ticket master know I am a 10c member?

    We have Received Your Registration for the Pearl Jam Verified Fan Onsale




    It says right there is for verified fan. You better hurry use this link for 10C

    https://pearljam.com/get-tickets
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    G-forceG-force Posts: 218
    holy crap. I missed it.  thanks for the heads up however.

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    Vedder4PrezVedder4Prez Posts: 807
    Completely missed it too.. no excuses only been doing this for 23 years. 

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    Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom's Posts: 18,467
    I’m not not saying I’m not going to see the band in Chicago, but $17 for Ticketbastard & $4 facility fee is a joke. Never been to United Center, but I wonder if they will charge $15-20 just to park your vehicle. 🤔
    It's a lot more than that. But, depending on where you are staying, just uber or take the metro there.
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    A948915A948915 Missouri Posts: 9
    This is my first lottery. I signed up and got confirmation and everything but I just happed to look at my tickets in the drop down box and it says I haven’t entered in any drawings. Is this normal?
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    steven87steven87 Posts: 1,355
    A948915 said:
    This is my first lottery. I signed up and got confirmation and everything but I just happed to look at my tickets in the drop down box and it says I haven’t entered in any drawings. Is this normal?
    If you’re referring to the drop down box on the 10c site, nothing would be listed there since the lottery is being run by Ticketstoday (the company that sent you the email confirmation), as opposed to through the 10c website. So don’t sweat it! You’ll receive another email from Ticketstoday letting you know whether you were selected for tickets. 
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    weeone12weeone12 Posts: 75
    anyone receive notification about tix yet?
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