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Geosport8 February 2010 at 4:10pmPosts: 12 (0 today)Status: offline
WHY ARE THE SOUNDCHECK TICKETS FOR NORTH AMERICA WAY WAY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE EUROPEAN DATES????
I am a huge fan of pg and thought based on looking at the European dates that I could afford to go to the soundcheck. I've never been and with an orchestra it could be quite cool as well as maybe meeting pg. But the prices (over $500 US) IS OUTRAGIOUS!!! They are only 100 pounds in London!!! WHY THE DIFFERENCE?
I mean, the package includes the CD but I will already have a copy (as of Feb 16) and a laminate (not important to me). Who is pocketing all this $$$???
These special packages are for the true pg fan but it is only the crazy rich who will be able to afford these packages. If I were to do it and buy a ticket for my wife too that would total over $1000!!!
kster8 February 2010 at 4:14pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
Welcome to captialism
JCM8 February 2010 at 6:12pmPosts: 12 (0 today)Status: offline
I agree the price difference between Europe and North America is out outrageous. I've some where is that the "event access laminate" is actually a fancy way of saying "backstage pass". Can anyone confirm what laminate actually means? This may have will influence my decision to buy a $550 USD ticket to see Peter Gabriel, if I can go back stage to meet the band and PG.
rraven8 February 2010 at 6:13pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Yeah, there are more hands you have to grease and more taxes the entertainers have to pay when in America than anywhere else. This is why even American-based musicians prefer to tour anywhere BUT America.
Bill Cason8 February 2010 at 8:37pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline
I was curious about the price differences as well between the US and european soundcheck option.
sheez, I couldnt even buy a top dollar $200 ticket, but for viewing an "orchestra" i have good seats for both NYC shows.feel bad for any fans that didn't score tix.though they seemed available for about an hour on saturday and the same on sunday. it wasn't an instant sell out. if you kept pulling you would have gotten something decent.
Little Rael9 February 2010 at 1:16amPosts: 39 (0 today)Status: offline
my guess is that the same orchestra that is playing europe is coming to the states. we the audience get to pay for them to travel.
Bill Cason9 February 2010 at 6:39pmPosts: 89 (0 today)Status: offline
I would think they'll rehearse a north american orchestra for the May dates.