hello earthlings here melo writing to you  about an observation i made and keep making if you will. maybe you all know about it? have you notice that LIVENATION is offering a “free fee wednesday” for many LN shows?  also warped tour was selling sans convenience fee or that jones beach arena box office was offering $20.00 upper seats to the upcomming JUDAS PRIEST show without the extra fee when buying at their box office?  yes folks the economy is hitting the concert business.  Up until a year ago it didn’t matter if an artist sells a million records, with all the downloading who sells albums these days?, but as long as you came to the show prepare to leave your hard earned cash at the gates it was all right.  Not this time attendance is down at most concerts. the price has gotten out of control and now even belonging to an artists club is very expensive. i used to be in the NIN club, U2, red hot chilli pepers and a few others and those tickets were not as good for the money that i spend and thats on top of  those extra convenience fees.  as i was waiting in the jones beach box office i saw a whole bunch of people buying their tickets on “day of show” just like i did thus eliminating TICKETBASTARD’s fee. This could be the way to destroyed them, lol. if you dont mind where you get a seat just wait after the foolish pre-sells are over and then go to the venue’s box office and get your ducats. this might not work if your traveling to other states for a show and evidently it is all up to you.  thanks

here are some links for your knowledge

http://www.entertainmentmanagementonline.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2009/03/05/49a995f021939

http://blog.artistforce.com/2009/05/12/live-nation-concert-attendance-down-in-2009/

http://beatcrave.com/2009-05-08/live-nation-loses-100-million-concert-attendance-declines/





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Thursday, June 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm.
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