Just a quick note to say that I have seen the ticket prices for the Mexico concerts. . .
It only confirms why I have been away from this place.
Insulting, revolting, offensive.
I donÂ´t understand how or why someone like Peter Gabriel can allow this.
I can still remember when attending a rock concert was more a question of an attitude, rather than bank accounts in the Cayman Islands.
250 USD for a ticket? No way!
SHAME ON YOU!
AgentSage23 August 2011 at 10:59pmPosts: 92 (0 today)Status: offline
It's interesting that instead of taking joy that Peter is coming to town (he didn't come near me) you choose to complain. Yes the tickets are expensive. Hiring an orchestra is not cheap. But there appears to be lower tier tickets for well under $100. Why not go this route?
yeah. take joy that heÂ´s coming to take part on the robbery, as an accomplice. Great! Wooohooooo!
That is NOT the Peter Gabriel that brought me here 9 years ago. I am not here to finance his retirement.
FUCK THEM THIEVES!
Progressive jen23 August 2011 at 11:10pmPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
My ticket at Red Rocks was 87.50 then with the handling charges ended up being a little over 100.00
There were seats that were cheaper and then of course the VIP tickets which I believe were 500.00
That concert was worth every penny and if I could I would have gone the VIP route.
mooniest23 August 2011 at 11:19pmPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
My purchase price for the show in NY was $150 and well worth it and I had to get a hotel and have dinner. So my bill was well over $250.
Pedro, I respect your opinion and your decision to not pay the money but you are missing out on a wonderful performance.
You really should take this into account before you make your final decision.
It's a high dollar show because he has the orchestra and Mr Foster and others to pay before he evens sees a dime of the profit.
And it is a brilliant and classy show.
When I was checking for Paul Simon tickets a few months ago, I tell ya some of them were $800.00 and people paid it and look how small his band is.
And saying shame on you was really not called for. And that is my opinion, which I hope you will respect.
I used to think that Peter Gabriel was a sensitive artist that reckoned the context in which he was performing.
I see that some of those high ideals have been lost on the way.
Charging 250 USD in a venue of a country where the minimum wage is 4USD per 8 hours of work is something to be ashamed of, if ever.
2 years ago, I pointed at PeterÂ´s staff the faulty and obscene handling of Ticketbastard. Those who were already here might remember. I will not take the same shit from the same bastards again.
Yes, you read it right: four dollars per 8 hours of work. FOUR.
Mozo Is Here23 August 2011 at 11:48pmPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
you have twice cited the $250 USD per ticket amount. how did you come up with this estimate? on ticketmaster, i see prices ranging from MX $480 to $2,640 (including "cargos") for a seat to the guadalajara show. using a MXN to USD calculator, that converts to about $40 to $215 USD. am i in error?
mooniest24 August 2011 at 12:13amPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
I picked a random dollar amount and found
350.00 MXN = 28.3954 USD
mooniest24 August 2011 at 12:15amPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
I may not know what I am talking about, but it seems like low prices to me.
DeFacto24 August 2011 at 3:03amPosts: 476 (0 today)Status: offline
Pretty much every concert I've been to has been $100 USD+. So it's usual fare in this day and age.
It totalled to $400 USD+ for my Dad and I in the pit at Camden, and it was totally worth it.
If he's not worth it to you, then don't pay for it.
But I don't see the point in complaining. Nine years ago was nine years ago. I see people say all the time that to go to concerts in the 70's or so cost $7.50. Well. Times have changed. That's just how it is.
If Mr. Gabriel's a thief, then the classic rock world is basically the entirety of thiefdom.
Nemesis_4724 August 2011 at 3:15amPosts: 989 (0 today)Status: offline
I think the problem is the price of the tickets compared to the low average income in Mexico. It's not the States with the high average income - the tickets prices in Mexico should take in consideration the average income of most folks there, they don't and that's not fair.
Zenrider24 August 2011 at 4:32amPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
Granted exchange rates vary daily, but it seems the tickets run between $36 and $214 translated from the Peso to the USA dollar at today's exchange rate. Even so that is still steep if the average person makes $4 USA a day. They would have to work 9 days to see Peter and that doesn't include feeding themselves and whatnot.
Good to see you Pedro, even if it is to vent your frustration. To quote ABBA, it's a rich man's world.
Progressive jen24 August 2011 at 5:40amPosts: 5474 (0 today)Status: offline
I don't believe PG is a thief.
I'm sure he's making some sort of profit from the tour but I bet it's not an obscene amount.
Mozo Is Here24 August 2011 at 8:12amPosts: 1077 (0 today)Status: offline
the only thing shameful is the OP. PG is not financing his retirement through thievery of mexico or south america. the tickets prices for MX shows appear to be about half the amount of a comparable seat at the US venues. moreover, a seat is less than one-fifth the $250 USD cited in the OP. do you expect concert goers from other nations to subsidize your VIP seats?
rise24 August 2011 at 9:52amPosts: 956 (0 today)Status: offline
Perhaps there could be the chance to give rest-tickets away for a lower amount. Also in classic-concerts there is the chance to get stand or no-seat-guarantie- tickets for 20 Euros.
As much as I agree, that this tour is expensive to create and as much as it is known, that money now is more made by concert business than selling CDs, the location should be respected and I don't think, PG wants to exclude someone, who loves his music, for money.
Mirrorball24 August 2011 at 10:13amPosts: 1657 (0 today)Status: offline
Pedro.please think about it again.
Do you really want to miss this concert ???
Sounds like Pedro has no choice but to skip the PG gigs because he doesn't have the dosh.
In 1988, the Human Rights Now tour for Amnesty International purposely charged lower prices in South American gigs because of the lower wages payed to peopel in those countries. (I can't remember if they went to Central America.) That set a precedent.
Pat Parker24 August 2011 at 9:29pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Pedro!!!! You have not been here forever!!! and the day(s) that you do show up here, well, I missed you!! I'm so sorry to have missed your presence with us here on the moon, even though it was to express your feelings about the cost of the tour.
Pedro, I can absolutely understand what you're saying and I'm so sorry that the cost of the show is going to cause you to miss it because as many others have said, it is quite the show - very different from PG's usual shows, and a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to experience it. (I know that he had the SMB tour last year, but the NB tour is by far the better of the two (in my opinion) because they have really perfected it and it's more PG-focused material than the other (and I'll spare everyone my feelings about the SMB material - it's been expressed by me several other times and not necessary to discuss again).
So, Pedro, I do hope that you might be able to reconsider, but if not, I understand where you're coming from as well. I'm just so damned upset that I missed you while you were here = but send you lots of love to you and Emilia and perhaps we'll see you here again soon - I sure hope so! :-]