September 29, 2004
Ticket Price Insanity

I felt a little uncertain about spending $69 per for tickets to see Tom Waits at the Orpheum, but I ended up doing it because he tours so rarely and reportedly puts on a great show. Today I find out a second show is happening at the Commodore, and tickets are $115 (ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN DOLLARS! PLUS APPLICABLE CHARGES!). And dig how the sale is happening:

Tickets for the this show at the Commodore will go on sale Saturday October 2nd at 9:30 a.m. at the Commodore Box Office ONLY (868 Granville Street) . There wil be no phone, internet or ticketmaster outlets sales for this event. Tickets are limited to 2 per person Physical tickets will not be issued on October 2nd; ticket buyers will receive a reservation voucher which they will redeem for hard tickets on the night of the show. On October 2nd, Ticket buyers must show valid government identification (drivers license or passport) All ticket reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable - only the person making the original October 2nd reservation can claim the tickets night of show.

Yow. Now, this is also billed as a Commodore 75th Anniversary event, so maybe there's other stuff going on, but for that price it should include a nice bottle of whiskey.

Posted by Bill Stilwell at September 29, 2004 03:22 PM

Ouch. I would love to see Tom Waits, but I can't justify spending that much on a single concert.

Posted by: Rog on October 13, 2004 8:40 PM
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