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How much is an Elton John Concert Ticket Worth ?
wheelrite Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 11-01-2006
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He 's playing a small arena in Ft Worth in a couple weeks.My wife wants to go.Obviously it sold out within minutes of the tickets going on sale.

decent,not great seats are going for $289 each...

I dunno...


wheel,
wheelrite Offline
#2 Posted:
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oops wrong forum...


robertknyc Offline
#3 Posted:
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It's worth more than a Michael Buble ticket.
80 bucks Offline
#4 Posted:
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I saw Elton John in 1971. Canton OH; I can't imagine I paid more than 10.00 A little "Foggy" My cousin John Mahon Plays in his band.
zonipony Offline
#5 Posted:
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I saw EJ in vegas about 4 years ago at cesars palace. Excellent show back then, 90 minutes with stage props and videos in the backround.
We sat in the front row of the balcony. I believe we paid $125 a seat. One of the videos featured Pam Anderson and a stripper pole!
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 11-02-2006
Posts: 121,350
Bill,

Go for it.

Honestly, for Elton John, that's not a bad price. High? Yes. Bad, no,

I've paid more than that to see other legends out here in the bay area.

(if that doesn't convince you, think of all the sexual favors you could get from her with the tickets,,,)
knokmdwn Offline
#7 Posted:
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It's a couple hundred in Vegas on a weekend. You can get tickets cheaper if you go midweek (Vegas).

$290 sounds on the high side but not completely out there. I paid $400 for Keith Urban tickets, center stage, 7 rows back. THAT.....IMO, was high. Great show though.
donutboy2000 Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 11-20-2001
Posts: 25,000
There are better out there for less.
TMCTLT Offline
#9 Posted:
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Wheel, I think the better Q is how much is the happiness of my bride worth..............yes. Go for it man!!

Herfing
rwilly Offline
#10 Posted:
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Hold me closer, Tony Danza....
KPP Offline
#11 Posted:
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It’s all of those rich guys taunting us with their purple sport coats, bedazzled glasses, and fancy, feather adorned hats. Money means nothing to them. They read the threads here and laugh. It is sick. They go to concerts flashing $100 bills, pretending they're there for "the wife", when in reality, we know why they go.

Here's to you.....Elton John Concert Go'er Guy.......
derfladnar Offline
#12 Posted:
Joined: 11-07-2008
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robertknyc wrote:
It's worth more than a Michael Buble ticket.

Don't let my wife hear you say that....6 shows in the last 18 months.
knokmdwn Offline
#13 Posted:
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#10 & #11................LMAO!!!!!!!!!
Stinkdyr Offline
#14 Posted:
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para mi...............nada.


Herfing
bpuls Offline
#15 Posted:
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LOL, you've got to be kidding, Send him & his whining flaming butt back to England.

or maybe for some, a Knobber?
HockeyDad Offline
#16 Posted:
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Ima gonna add Derfladnar to my "Prayer List".

I'm so sorry for your suffering.
derfladnar Offline
#17 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Ima gonna add Derfladnar to my "Prayer List".

I'm so sorry for your suffering.

Not for too long....only had to go to the first one myself. She has always found someone who wanted to go.
jackconrad Offline
#18 Posted:
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Posts: 67,461
He played Lancaster pa for 99 a ticket and i wouln't have payed that..
Mr. Jones Offline
#19 Posted:
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If she is a big fan then it might be worth it if you tell her..........

"Honey, I'll go out and buy $20 dollars worth of lottery tickets (combo of scratch-offs, big4s, daily, Cash5's and lotto/powerball/MegaMillions), if I win over $300 bucks then I'll buy you a ticket"
DrMaddVibe Offline
#20 Posted:
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"How much is an Elton John Concert Ticket Worth ?"

I don't know, but try not to suck too much ****** on your way through the parking lot!
J.Redleg Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 04-28-2005
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With the cost of tickets today, I have no clue how much the tickets are worth, but will he be playing alone or is he with Leon Russell or someone else?

Mr. Jones Offline
#22 Posted:
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WHEEL,Did you buy the lottery tickets yet?
wheelrite Offline
#23 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
"How much is an Elton John Concert Ticket Worth ?"

I don't know, but try not to suck too much ****** on your way through the parking lot!



Jeez DMV..

wheel,
Palama Offline
#24 Posted:
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Obviously Bill didn’t post whether he bought the tickets or not but any of you FOGs know if he eventually bit the bullet and took Nurse Terrie? Think
BuckyB93 Offline
#25 Posted:
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I'd buy one for a buck fiddy (not a big fan of Elton John's music but respect him as a musician and stuff)

Scalping a ticked one, I'd prolly sell it for $200.
Palama Offline
#26 Posted:
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BuckyB93 wrote:
I'd buy one for a buck fiddy (not a big fan of Elton John's music but respect him as a musician and stuff)

Scalping a ticked one, I'd prolly sell it for $200.


This reminds me of my one and only “scalping” experience.

Fleetwood Mac “Tusk” tour in 1980.

Through a rigged in-store contest, I won 2nd place in a free concert ticket “competition” between the sales clerks. Sponsored by CBS Records (…it wouldn’t be sold to Sony for a few more years…), I won 2 tickets to any 3 concerts of my choosing. First place was 6 set of tickets.

Anyway, I had used two sets for, I don’t remember who, but kept the last one for the rumored (…see what I did there?…) Fleetwood Mac appearance. But, while FMac was the #1 music act at the time, I wasn’t into the Stevie Nicks - Lindsey Buckingham line-up. Since the “white” album, customers would walk in and request us to put on their music while they shopped. Got sick and tired of listening to them.

Thought my girlfriend would want to see them so requested tickets for their show. Got the tickets and told my GF. Slightly shocked when she said she didn’t want to go. None of the other clerks wanted to go either so I asked Kathleen, the 1st place winner, since she was also going to the same show, to sell my tickets. Face value was $12.50, she sold each for $25!

Used the $50 to buy gas a month for my 1968 Plymouth Road Runner.
BuckyB93 Offline
#27 Posted:
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Damn $25 each.

Saw Fleetwood Mac under some duress back in the late 1990's, early 2000's on one of their "were getting old and want to cash in before we retire" type of tour. Neighbors bought tickets and my wife bought a set too. It was gonna be a double date type thing and she'd surprise me. Don't remember the cost of them but well over $100 for balcony seats and I wasn't a Fleetwood Mac fan. I didn't dislike their music bit didn't crave it either.

I took it in stride and went to the show. It was a pretty good show and I have more appreciation of their music ever since.
Whistlebritches Offline
#28 Posted:
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Palama wrote:


Used the $50 to buy gas a month for my 1968 Plymouth Road Runner.



Gas for a month!!!!!! In today's prices that might get you a one way trIp to the Palama Supermarket on Makaloa Street and a kalbi plate...................you gonna walk home brah
Palama Offline
#29 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Gas for a month!!!!!! In today's prices that might get you a one way trIp to the Palama Supermarket on Makaloa Street and a kalbi plate...................you gonna walk home brah


Hahaha! I know you were a youngun’ in 1980 but gas was about a $1 / gal. However, with my ‘68 Road Runner, I was only getting around 10 mpg. Luckily we still lived in town and my work commute to Holiday Mart Kaheka was only about 12 miles round trip. Only had classes at UH twice a week but would often schedule myself to work after my classes so no inefficient driving.

Iffin’ Palama Market was around back then, I woulda just walked from the HM parking lot to PM to buy that kalbi plate and a large fruit punch. Drool
Sunoverbeach Offline
#30 Posted:
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There are times I'm jealous of your locale, but not this time. I was still able to find gas for $0.60/gal in '92.

It helped with that 8mpg car I periodically gripe about
Mr. Jones Offline
#31 Posted:
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To the O.P....

IMHO

"NOT MUCH AT ALL"

I NEVER CARED FOR ELTON JOHN AT ALL...
MAYBE A FEW SONGS? BUT NO MORE THAN 2...
THAT whole " rainbow" fairy pop scene is not rock and roll...

He ain't no Little Feat or Led Zeppelin...

Just a pop goofy **** with a lot of strange political views...
He did a lot for AIDS sufferers so I guess that's a plus...
His music just does nothing at all for me whatsoever.
Palama Offline
#32 Posted:
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Saw Elton 3 times in the '70s.

First time in 1971 when it was just a trio. Elton, Dee Murray and Davey Johnstone. Was okay. I wasn't that much into his music. It was, to paraphrase someone who is no longer on the board (...thank goodness...), a decent show.

Next two times, 1973 and 1974, he had evolved into big show Elton. Full band, eye-catching outfit, the flashing "Elton" and then "John" glasses, jumping on his piano a la Jerry Lee Lewis. Totally AWESOME! Those two are in my Top 10 concerts.

As he grew to being the #1 pop star in the world, his music had become too Top 40-ish for me and never thought enough to go to another show of his. But to Bill's OP, nah, I wouldn't have paid that much to see EJ in 2000. I guess you could say I had outgrown his music a quarter of a century earlier.
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