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Old Apr 05, 2003, 12:45 PM   #1
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I am a great fan of Paul's but i was shocked at the price of the concert tickets in Birmingham at 80. When i first heard that Paul was touring i thought, great, a chance to see Paul in my home town. However, when i saw the price, i knew that i couldn't afford to go,as a single mum with 2 kids.As much as i love him, Paul is a muli millionaire, and i am sure that he could perform in concert, and not expect fans to pay such a high price for a ticket.He could perform, and fans could give money to a charity, but not at 80 ago!!!!!!!!!!
Also,because of his new cd, he wants the credit for his songs, but at the end of the day, we all know who's song it was, as in the later stuff, if John sang lead, or Paul did, it was their song.
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Old Apr 05, 2003, 12:55 PM   #2
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There was cheaper tickets for the shows at 45 but I do agree with you that in general they are very expensive.You could say that it costs a lot to put on these shows and once everythings been paid for a lot less money is left.But make no doubt about it ,Paul will still be very well paid and he's not short of a bob or two!.
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Old Apr 05, 2003, 01:21 PM   #3
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Actually he does [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
He plays a free gig in Rome for 500000 people, but it's his first free show in 40 years....so it will probably be a unique show.
So if you can fly to Rome!

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Old Apr 05, 2003, 01:28 PM   #4
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[quote]Originally Posted By Claudia78:

So if you can fly to Rome!

It would be cheaper just to buy the tickets!!
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Old Apr 05, 2003, 10:58 PM   #5
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Thankyou for your responce. I am sure that Paul will put on a fantastic show, and i am sure he does a lot for charity. It is just a shame that many of us will not see him perform live.My friend and i were thinking of getting tickets for about 45, but when i went on line the price was 80, so we said no way!!!!!!!!!!!!
for those seeing Paul, enjoy, i dont want to sound like a killjoy. I have been a fan of Pauls for over 30years, and will continue to love his music.Keep on rocking, love Joella.
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Old Apr 06, 2003, 01:50 PM   #6
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Although i think the price of concert tickets is getting out of hand at the moment (nod to the rolling stones too) i think we need to remember the size of the crew needed for these things now. They have hundreds of people working crazy hours to set up the stage, sound and lights now too. I miss the days when gigs could be held in theatres and stuff, the sound and atmosphere must have been great...
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Old Apr 06, 2003, 02:24 PM   #7
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You guys in Europe are getting off EASY -- US ticket prices were higher! I had CHEAP seats to his concert in New Jersey and they were $99($85 plus "service charges" from Ticketmaster).

I think the price of concert tickets is outrageous, frankly -- if people refused to pay these inflated prices, maybe they'd come down a bit...but of course, there are always gonna be people with more money than sense who are going to pay whatever is asked...

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Old Apr 07, 2003, 04:08 AM   #8
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there are always gonna be people with more money than sense who are going to pay whatever is asked...
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">That's for sure. Although I agree that ticket prices (and not just for Paul, for LOTS of acts) are getting completely out of hand, I'm not going to deprive myself or feel guilty if I decide to occasionally pay the high prices to see somebody I really want to see. My taking some kind of moral high ground and not buying a ticket isn't going to make any difference to anybody and I'll just be screwing myself out of a pleasureable experience!

I do worry that concertgoing is becoming a thing that only the well-off can do these days though....
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Old Apr 07, 2003, 08:13 AM   #9
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Well not for free, Paul's tickets, but I too thought they were a bit high, some of the tickets for high end seats in the US were over 100.00, like I heard 150.00-200.00 US, that let me know I wasn't going to see Paul this time around, it saddened me too, this may be his last tour, but house repairs, family and bills to be paid come first to me, there is a big country act touring in the US now, lots of big names, I think I heard 10 + acts and their tickets were 25.00 US, now that's a good deal, I realize there is a huge expense to putting on a show like Paul does, but leave out the opening circus act, that would trim a few dollars, I too worry that prices for concerts will go thru the roof and none of the everyday people will be able to afford to go to a good concert anymore, just have to buy their CD's and imagine what they look like in concert..
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Old Apr 07, 2003, 08:16 AM   #10
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some of the tickets for high end seats in the US were over 100.00, like I heard 150.00-200.00 US
<font size="2" face="Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif">The highest price seats for most of the US concerts were $250.

Oh, and as far as him playing for free, no, I don't really think he should do that. Think of it this way, it's his JOB to entertain. Would you do your job for free just because "Well, you don't NEED your paycheck today."? I know I wouldn't. Yeah, he's lucky that he has a more fun and more lucrative job than most of us do, but it's still his job and he shouldn't be expected to do it for free. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Old Apr 07, 2003, 10:26 AM   #11
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Thankyou all for your comments. Like i have said, anyone going to see paul will enjoy themselves.I know that this is his profession, and should be paid, but hey,he is a muli millionaire, and i am sure if he helped fund the concert, his fans would be able to pay less. As much as i am a fan of paul's,i can not justifie paying 80 for one concert.But if you are happy to pay that, then good on you,if you feel that you are getting value for money.Although i hear that paul has a cold and has to cancel his latest gig, as he has lost his voice. Get well soon Paul, love Joella.
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I saw Macca for free in Quebec City, Canada, as it was Quebec's 400th Birthday. Apparently about 1/4 million people showed up for this Free outdoor Concert.

Great time, and the price was right!
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Paul did do the Marquee show from the Ed Sullivan Theater.
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Can you imagine the crowd control issues if either surviving Beatle performed for free, although that would be nice. It would be a nightmare.
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Can you imagine the crowd control issues if either surviving Beatle performed for free, although that would be nice. It would be a nightmare.
Paul did that Amoeba show without incident.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 05:02 PM   #16
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I personally feel that Paul is like most of us-a capitalist.
He has a large family and I am sure he wants to leave them their heritage.
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Can you imagine the crowd control issues if either surviving Beatle performed for free, although that would be nice. It would be a nightmare.
Paul did that Quebec City show without incident.
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