Apache2 April 2011 at 9:18pmPosts: 134 (0 today)Status: offline
In case u r ready to take a friendly recommendation from european folks across the seas who are in general and nowadays used to such events and procedures - take it easy and don't stress out about it too much - it's not really worth it as its always the same: In the beginning chaotic, then rather expensive (especially for you guys) and after all you'll be experiencing one heck of a night you'll most likely never forget.
With all due respect Apache, you've missed the point.
I went to three shows last year (including one in NYC) and had NONE of the problems that the North American fans are experiencing this year. Using last year as a basis of comparison, this year is BOLLOCKS because of miscommunication, ticket prices and the screw-ups here at petergabriel.com
Yes, the show is fantastic. Yes, PG is worth $650. But few people can afford it and those who do should be able to get their tickets so they can plan days off from work, hotel reservations and whatever else.
I was lucky to see the show three times last year. But it's a shame that many PG fans will never get to see it ONCE.
I think PG fan Katherine Desmond put it best when she posted on PGs Facebook page:
"Dear Peter: I've been a fan since I was 10, but I flat out refuse to pay $165 to go see your next concert in Boston. With all due respect, up yours."
Personally, I think the "up yours" isn't PG's fault, but the fault of his staff.
Ela3 April 2011 at 12:30amPosts: 1336 (0 today)Status: offline
Can you imagine how expensive it must be to travel with a 46 piece orchestra? I've got a friend here in FL, that is going to see Tom Jones at the Hard Rock in Hollywood. She paid $105.00 per ticket. Harry Connick is playing in the town I live in next week, and his tickets are over a hundred dollars as well. $165.00 is pricey, no doubt. But in order to put on a show of this magnitude, in smaller venues, they have to charge a price that will pay for the orchestra, travel, etc.otherwise they can't afford to even tour. You can get cheaper tickets to that Boston show. $165. is for the top tier tickets. I've seen tickets offered for $80.00 for that show, and tickets haven't even gone on sale to the general public yet. It's business. The reason a band tours is to make money on the shows. The ticket problems have affected me too. I've got 3 extra tickets for that Boston show, that I will sell. Maybe even at a loss, but that's life. I knew the risk when I made my choices. I do not blame Peter for the price, or the problems.
crosswords3 April 2011 at 11:10amPosts: 65 (0 today)Status: offline
Now you cant blame Peter for the fuck up in ticket sales, you cant even blame his staff, the people that are accountable are Ticketmaster, last year the ticket sales were fine no problems, reasonable prices the lott. This year there dealing with Ticketmaster and because of this problems are arising. Espically in pre sale tickets.
Prices have increased to unbelievable ammounts, if your willing to pay the prices they ask, you cant blame anyone but yourself. Personally I wouldant pay them prices, there over the top. Yes the concerts are amazing, yes the music is spectacular, yes the athmosphere is electric. But to part with so much money for one concert, espically if it's to see sound check and all the extras included, is totally milking it.
Hobo Queen3 April 2011 at 1:20pmPosts: 31 (0 today)Status: offline
Sure tickets are expensive - so is gas, plane fares, and lettuce. If you can't afford to see it in person - buy the DVD when it comes out - Peter has been kind enough to film so many of his gigs for us - how can we complain?
flyguy3 April 2011 at 1:45pmPosts: 136 (0 today)Status: offline
whether you can afford it or not the reality is.the prices are very very high.