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#101 TEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

Holding back from going for the Oakland, trying to resist.



#102 TEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:13 PM

Resistance is futile.  Oopsie



#103 Lemireacle

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:16 PM

:lol:  I hate when that happens!



#104 TEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

Now to find the Southwest voucher info.   :crazy:



#105 nancykind

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

The seats could be located in the pit.   :crazy:

 

that's what i saw!  :crazy:



#106 TEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:12 PM

Are you going to Toronto?



#107 nancykind

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

no but i'm still excited for your chances!  :)



#108 TEO

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:35 PM

:grin:  :heart:



#109 nancykind

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

Presale Tickets Available April 12th at 10am Local Time May 2nd LOS ANGELES STAPLES Center 4/12 at 10am PT May 15th ANAHEIM Honda Center 4/12 at 10am PT Jun 12th BOSTON TD Garden 4/12 at 10am ET Jun 18th PHILADELPHIA Wells Fargo Center 4/12 at 10am ET May 11th LAS VEGAS, NV MGM Grand Arena TBA

#110 JBetty

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Nancy!  



#111 TEO

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

:crazy:



#112 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

No $85 tickets for the Citi presale.   :joker:



#113 nancykind

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:14 PM

i can't get 2 tix for anywhere so far, i'm trying for a single now



#114 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:15 PM

Same here, but not going to look for a single.



#115 nancykind

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

and the presale goes thru sunday?    :huh:         i don't get it



#116 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

All those "Hospitality" tickets at $2000 will prolly be around for a while.



#117 nancykind

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

i'm sure!    i have two singles, not together, but i have 'em.   :)



#118 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

YAY for you!  :clap:

 

Now I'm in a pickle.

Not sure if I should try for Stones or Furthur at noon.   :undecided:



#119 TEO

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

Sweet Nancy!



#120 nancykind

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

one is 3rd row. (not the pit)   hey, they keep telling me to make sure i do things that bring me joy!   :tongue1:



#121 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

3rd row!    :bliss:



#122 TEO

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:26 PM

Wow!  AWESOME!



#123 nancykind

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

if anyone steps on my toes i'm a goner though.     but i won't worry about THAT just yet!    :bang:  :rolleyes:



#124 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Maybe you could find some comfortable steel toe shoes between now and then.   :dunno:



#125 TEO

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

Maybe you could find some comfortable steel toe shoes between now and then.   :dunno:

 

 

This!



#126 nancykind

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

hmmm i'd swear someone once posted a link to steel toed birks the last time i broke a toe.   :)



#127 JBetty

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

hmmm i'd swear someone once posted a link to steel toed birks the last time i broke a toe.   :)

 

 

 

https://www.google.c...iw=1365&bih=870



#128 JBetty

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:43 PM

In for Boston!   :bliss:



#129 TEO

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

:clapping:

 

I was late to the website. 

 

Did manage a pair of $85 for Wednesday night's show.



#130 TEO

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:49 PM

Oh my, in for Friday as well.  :nikkiblue:    Whoo-Hoo!!!!



#131 Joker

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:51 PM

I couldn't pull the trigger on a $290 ticket, hoping I end up working



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

Oh my, in for Friday as well.   :nikkiblue:    Whoo-Hoo!!!!

 

They weren't even available until almost 10:30

 

 

I couldn't pull the trigger on a $290 ticket, hoping I end up working

 

 

 

Be nice to TEO!  :wink:



#133 Joker

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:54 PM

Be nice to TEO!   :wink:

 

All of a sudden $290 doesn't seem like a bad deal



#134 JBetty

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

:lol:



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

All of a sudden $290 doesn't seem like a bad deal

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#136 TEO

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

:spank:



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

one is 3rd row. (not the pit)   hey, they keep telling me to make sure i do things that bring me joy!   :tongue1:

Yea!!!!!



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:25 PM

Just picked up 2 of the $85 for Wed. This will be my first Stones show :stones3:   



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:29 PM

YAY for you!   :clap:

 

 

I'm surprised that $85 tix are still available.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:33 PM

I got lucky, I didn't see a link to the $85 tix yesterday but someone on another board had a link up so I gave it a shot. Went back for more but no more to be had



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

from the stones ticketing page:

 

As a part of the general on sale, there is something for everyone, including over a 1,000 tickets per show at $85 (including service charges). Some will be among the best seats in the house in the Tongue Pit, with others spread around the arena. Tickets will be sold as a pair. You will find out your seat location when you pick them up the night of the show. Other tickets range from $150- $600(plus service charges).

 

We will be using strict anti-scalper measures to ensure that these $85 tickets go to Stones fans and don’t end up on the resale market with wildly inflated prices. We appreciate your attention to the following, so that you have the best experience possible:

 

·         You must pick up your tickets in person, along with your guest. Once you have the tickets in hand, you will be escorted into the arena. There will not be an opportunity to leave with your tickets before going into the show.

 

·         Picture ID, your confirmation number, and the credit card used to make the purchase are required for pick-up. Without these things, you will not be able to pick up your tickets.

 

If we suspect any reselling or transfer of these tickets they will be immediately voided and you will not be entitled to any refund.

 

 

And I think I read somewhere that if you order 2 sets of $85 tickets for one show, they will cancel both orders.

So good thing you didn't get another pair.



#142 TEO

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

Just picked up 2 of the $85 for Wed. This will be my first Stones show :stones3:   

 

 

Whoo-Hoo!!!



#143 TEO

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:39 PM

And I think I read somewhere that if you order 2 sets of $85 tickets for one show, they will cancel both orders.

So good thing you didn't get another pair.

 

 

Yes, that is what I read as well.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

The Rolling Stones took the stage for the first time in 2013 last night for a warmup gig at Echoplex in Los Angeles. Fans at the tiny club were treated to a 90-minute/14-song show that included some of the group's biggest hits, a few rarities, a trio of covers and a two-song guest appearance from former member Mick Taylor.

 

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Charlie Watts and Keith Richards were backed by Darryl Jones on bass, saxophonist Bobby Keys, keyboardist Chuck Leavell and vocalists Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler last night. The Stones opened with "You Got Me Rocking" off 1994's Voodoo Lounge, which led into the Some Girls track "Respectable." Towards the middle of the set the legendary rockers dusted off "Street Fighting Man" for the first time since November 9th, 2003; yet the biggest bust out of the night was a cover of "Little Queenie." The Chuck Berry classic hadn't been performed since September 19th, 1998.

 

"Little Queenie" came in the midst of a three-song covers section of the gig that also saw the Stones perform "That's How Strong My Love Is" (Otis Redding) and "Just My Imagination" (The Temptations). Taylor emerged towards the end of the set for takes on "Love in Vain" and "Midnight Rambler." To finish the night, the Brits delivered an encore of two big hits: "Brown Sugar" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Next up for The Rolling Stones, unless they've got another surprise gig up their sleeves, is a show at L.A.'s Staples Center on May 3rd.

 



#145 TEO

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

:crazy:



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:39 PM

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:10 AM

http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/

 

It's a disaster.

And it's hiding in plain sight. All you've got to do is go to their site and see what's available, your jaw will drop.

Enthralled with the ancient British rockers, the mainstream press has completely dropped the ball on this story. So busy reporting last weekend's club gig, the sycophantic reporters refuse to do any...reporting. To see that the bottom just dropped out of the Stones business.

Yes, go to http://www.rollingstones.com

And click to "Get Tickets."

Then pull up May 3rd's gig at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, America's number two market, home to more poseurs than anywhere but the Cote d'Azur.

First you'll be stunned how seamlessly AXS works. We've been told for eons that Ticketmaster is an unbeatable champion. But AXS is faster, easier and just an all-around better experience.

So pick the May 3rd gig. If you can't navigate to this page, stop reading this now, you're too ignorant to get the points I'm going to be making anyway.

Select 2 seats. Don't allow for splits. There are frequently single seats available in good sections for the most desirable gigs.

Select "Best seat at any price level."

Then click on "Find Tickets."

Whew!

You can sit right down front!

But it gets better!

You can still get 8 seats together in desirable sections!

Which means...

Sales are horrific.

It's even worse for the May 20th gig. You can still get 8 seats together right down front!

How did this happen?

GREED!

Let me tell you how this works. AEG pays the Stones whether they sell out or they don't, whether anybody shows up or the hall is empty.

This is a far cry from the way business was done in the years the Stones became the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."

Used to be there was a guarantee, and then a split after break even.

But then Michael Cohl revolutionized the business.

And then Bob Sillerman rolled up the promoters and the acts had a field day, raping big time promoters for huge guarantees.

And the small shows got squeezed out, only the big ones counted in the mind of the public. And the Internet burgeoned. And suddenly, scalping became rampant. Even via the eBay company StubHub, never mind by individuals speculating.

And the game was rigged. There were so many pre-sales and holdbacks that demand seemed to outstrip supply in all cases. So resale prices went through the roof!

And until 2008, everybody was loaded with cash, the rich still are, they want to go to the show not to see it, but to say they were there.

And Mick Jagger is pissed these people have more money than he does. He wants to fly private and vacation without the hoi polloi, so he needs to rip you off, he needs to get all that money!

That's what the inflated ticket prices are all about. Making sure scalpers don't get the markup.

But this time around, prices are so damn high the public is balking, which surprises even me, because this truly looks like the last tour. But what we've learned here is the mania surrounding recent Stones shows has been created by the press, there's just not that much demand, people cared more about Miley Cyrus and Beanie Babies. Yes, parents care more about their kids than decrepit rockers.

The initial shows last fall did well. Because of the mainstream press around the marketing angle of fifty years...

But just like the Cream comeback was an event in London and a dud in New York City, the bloom is off the rose, there's no story, people just don't care.

Do they care for $100?

A lot more.

Then again, the Stones have been doing weak business for eons. You could always get a ticket.

So where does this leave us?

In the land of Kid Rock. Where everybody scales back, where we have a reset, where even the execs take less.

Because what once was is no longer.

The Stones have jumped the shark.

And that means most of the other classic rock acts have too.

Furthermore, if you think the Stones are phenomenal in concert, you haven't seen them, or are used to the Grateful Dead. They lock on occasionally, otherwise, it's rough.

So if you're against paperless ticketing, you're a weasel. That's what delivered $600 tickets, fear that the scalpers would take too much of the profit.

And if you're against airline style variable pricing, you're part of the problem too. Because if we had such a system, AEG could lower the price and sell out. But now they can't.

Oh, they'll find some way to fill the hall. The biggest stars paper, from Springsteen to Kenny Chesney.

And a loss is in the offing, unless the Stones give back.

But they won't.

But maybe they will. Dainty dropped out because he couldn't come up with the money. Maybe if AEG does a great job they'll get a better, profitable deal in the rest of the world.

Yes, at some point, everybody drops out. The deal becomes too expensive. Not only for the promoters, but the public.

But this is what income inequality has wrought. Acts pissed that record sales have dropped have raised ticket prices so high the public has now cried UNCLE!



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:36 PM

Sad, but true.

 

But I love this...

 


Furthermore, if you think the Stones are phenomenal in concert, you haven't seen them, or are used to the Grateful Dead. They lock on occasionally, otherwise, it's rough.
 

 

 

 

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#150 TEO

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:21 PM

It's Only Rock N Roll, but I like it.