Skip to comments.Springsteen tickets sell out fast
Posted on 09/07/2007 12:21:25 AM PDT by darkness78
Tickets for Bruce Springsteen's concert in Belfast were on sale on eBay less than half an hour after it sold out. Thousands of fans were left disappointed after it took just eight minutes for more than 10,000 tickets costing £49 and £60 to be snapped up.
One eBay vendor was asking £999 for four seated tickets, and many of the sellers specialise in sold-out events.
The 15 December Odyssey Arena concert is one of 31 dates on a tour which takes in Europe and North America.
With more than 20 tickets per second sold, Springsteen broke the record set by Oasis in 2005 for selling out the Odyssey ....
I'd rather go for a walk in the woods with my dog and listen to music on my iPod.
I know this won’t make me popular around here, but I am pullng out all the stops to get tickets to see Springsteen in Philly. They go on sale tomorrow and I am locked and loaded. I don’t give a rip about his politics (trust me, he has many, many fans who are conservative), I just love him and the E Street Band. The new song is great and I have heard from some record company friends that his new album is going to blow people away. I’m a little unhappy about the $98 ticket price though. These guys are loaded and I don’t see why they have to charge so much.
One thing about seeing Bruce is that there won’t be any smelly kids around, just clean cut aging Baby Boomers. ;-) He is ancient history to the kids. I can’t get my 13-year-old guitar god to even listen to Springsteen.
“Im a little unhappy about the $98 ticket price though. These guys are loaded and I dont see why they have to charge so much.”
That’s true, but unfortunately this is what a concert costs these days. And Springsteen is far from being the most expensive.
I’ve seen him like 12 times.
In the mid 80’s I camped out overnight to get tickets at the Tacoma dome. I was third in line.
When tickets went on sale the next day, I got two for each night he was playing (he played Thursday and Friday if I remember).
The two people in front of me each got 4 tickets for Friday.
Tunnel of Love. I was pretty close (4th row) on Friday.
Front row center on Thursday.
Great, great show.
Best I ever saw was him in 79 in Hartford, Connecticut. Totally blew the whole house away, like a 5 hour show.
My father is a major fan, and saw him and Southside Johnny play at various clubs on the Jersey Shore (some place in Belmar, and the Stoney Pony in Asbury) in the early 70s. I never saw what all the fuss was about, although "Thunder Road" is probably one of the ten greatest songs written during the 20th century.
"Darkness on the Edge of Town" and "Born to Run" remain listenable to me. "Born in the USA" and "The River" have not aged well. "Tunnel of Love" actually sounds better today than when it was first released.
Being a Long Island boy, I'll forever be a Billy Joel fan, although most of his work since An Innocent Man has been atrocious.
It confirms that scalpers bought a lot of tickets. They’ve eaten tickets before, it could happen here too.
The equipment and travel/shipping alone is expensive, and then you need to crews (in triplicate).
It is a major enterprise and there are a lot of people to pay.
In the case of the Who’s 1999 reunion, they got paid “a lot” in phony internet stock (it was all a fraud but they wouldn’t learn about it for a year). They felt they made enough (and tickets at that event were $10) that they agreed even to do some charity shows. They had to eat the business expenses (again there are the backend costs).
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