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OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: April 11, 2019 00:40

I don't think this question has been asked here before. Saw it on the Steve Hoffman forum. How much was the ticket for the first concert you saw?

Mine: Van Halen 1981 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver $9.50 Cdn.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: TornAndFried ()
Date: April 11, 2019 00:44

Rolling Stones/Foreigner: 1978, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. Ticket was $12 plus $1 Ticketron fee.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: mrjones ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:00

Jimi Hendrix april 5,1968-Newark symphony hall. $5.00.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:05

The very first rock concert I went to was absolutely FREE!

A glam rock band called Angel at the Santa Monica Civic in '76. Might have been a free concert as part of some promotional gimmick, or maybe I was given free tickets - can't recall.
Not the best band in the world, and I didn't know any of their songs, but for free it was quite an experience and well worth it!

Via wiki:

Angel was discovered by Kiss bass player Gene Simmons performing at a nightclub and was eventually signed to the same label as Kiss, Casablanca.
Angel's image of dressing in all white was a deliberate contrast to Kiss, which wore black. Angel sported an androgynous image and elaborate stage sets.
They were slammed by rock critics, and Frank Zappa ridiculed the all-male band’s feminine appearance in the song “Punky’s Whips”.
Angel never achieved mass commercial success but acquired a following as a cult band.


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Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:06

Less than 20% of the Ticketbastard fee on my Stones tickets this year.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: windmelody ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:17

1990, Urban Jungle: 59 DM (circa 30 Dollars back then). It was considered as incredibly high at the time.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:18

It has. But I can't bother looking it up. Almost everything (that has to do with the RS) has been asked here before. My first RS ticket? 230 SEK (about $25-28 then). Eriksberg, Gothenburg 1990.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:20

Hendrix at the Hollywood Bowl (September 1968), I won the tickets but I was in the $3.50 section. I think the top price was $5.50 or $6.50. When I saw Cream the following month, my ticket was $5.50 while the top price was $6.50.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:31

Rolling Stones, Buffalo June 15th, 1975 $9.00

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: josepi ()
Date: April 11, 2019 01:40

1967 - Ohio State Fair

Herman's Hermits
The Who

admission.. Free. Included in the price of fair admission.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: EddieByword ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:19

First Stones show - Earl's court 21.5.1976 - £4

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: NICOS ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:26

Rolling Stones 1973 Rotterdam 25 guilders about 14$

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Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: steffialicia ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:28

I believe it was $5.65 for The Beatles at Shea.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:33

Harry Chapin played my high school auditorium in 1975. Tickets were three dollars, and I think they sold about 200 tickets. This was just a few months after he'd had the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-04-11 03:28 by tatters.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:36

Rolling Stones, July 25, 1966 Hollywood Bowl. $5.00

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: April 11, 2019 02:41

Two bob mate ……



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Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Date: April 11, 2019 04:50

Stones - $20 GA Buffalo 1981

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: ron091 ()
Date: April 11, 2019 05:00

Stones, Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens, 1975, $7.50

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Date: April 11, 2019 05:37

Kiss 8.50 1978. Stones 22.50 1981. Many in between

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Chacho ()
Date: April 11, 2019 06:00

Rolling Stones: Nov 7, 1969, Fort Collins, Colorardo: $4.50 .

When $4.50 is put into an inflation calculator and projected from 1969 to 2019,
the results show that in today's dollars it would be equal to $30.50 .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019-04-11 06:44 by Chacho.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: curt ()
Date: April 11, 2019 06:19

The Rolling Stones-7/2/66-New York City-Forrest Hills Stadium-$3.50

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Date: April 11, 2019 06:32

Not my first concert, but definitely the first I remember-- Bruce Springsteen, 2007. Can't find a ticket, but it looks like the seated sections averaged about $65.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: April 11, 2019 08:02

Quote
Hairball
The very first rock concert I went to was absolutely FREE!

A glam rock band called Angel at the Santa Monica Civic in '76. Might have been a free concert as part of some promotional gimmick, or maybe I was given free tickets - can't recall.
Not the best band in the world, and I didn't know any of their songs, but for free it was quite an experience and well worth it!

Via wiki:

Angel was discovered by Kiss bass player Gene Simmons performing at a nightclub and was eventually signed to the same label as Kiss, Casablanca.
Angel's image of dressing in all white was a deliberate contrast to Kiss, which wore black. Angel sported an androgynous image and elaborate stage sets.
They were slammed by rock critics, and Frank Zappa ridiculed the all-male band’s feminine appearance in the song “Punky’s Whips”.
Angel never achieved mass commercial success but acquired a following as a cult band.

I don't know any Angel songs. The coolest thing about the band is their logo, which looks the same upside down!

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: alieb ()
Date: April 11, 2019 08:06

I want to say Kalan Porter (a Canadian Idol winner) was the first notable person I saw in 2008 (I was 13) for about 15 dollars Cdn, I seem to remember there was some sort of deal through our school which is why we went. First stones show was 2015 in Buffalo at the low price of 92 dollars for a seat 4 rows from the back...

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: justeillusion ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:11

rolling stones 13/06/1976 NICE . 40 francs français (6 euroseye popping smiley)

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Cristiano Radtke ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:35

$22 in São Paulo, 1995. Good times when there weren't VIP tickets.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: HEILOOBAAS ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:45

1975 I paid $20.00 for a $12.50 ticket to the Seattle show. My very cool friend Ardith, whom we all called Ardie, knew a guy who wanted to sell a ticket. I think of Ardie often, she's prolly the only person from High School I'd like to see again. She was so cool...

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Aquamarine ()
Date: April 11, 2019 09:58

When I first saw the Stones, it cost less than a (British) pound.

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: Erhard51 ()
Date: April 11, 2019 11:25

Rolling Stones 12.09.1965 Essen / Germany

8,00 German Mark / Now 4,09 EUR

Re: OT: ticket price of your first concert
Posted by: tommyturbo76 ()
Date: April 11, 2019 11:49

$6 for the floor 1972 Stones
LA Forum ; economics are just different now ...

Relative: $15 for a scalped ticket to 1973 NBA finals Knicks/Lakers
All my college costs 1973 at a private university: $3600

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