And friends wonder why I don’t go to more concerts here in Las Vegas:
“The Eagles bring their perennial farewell tour back to the MGM Grand Garden arena Oct. 15. Tickets range from $78.75 to $367.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. at the MGM box office, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South, and Ticketmaster outlets.” Las Vegas Revue Journal July 5, 2005
I know where those “cheap” $78.75 seats are in the MGM Grand Garden, and from that vantage point, you will see four little tiny dots on the stage below, and be forced to look at the jumbo tron to see the faces. For $78.75 I expect more than a front row seat to a television. And I am not paying $367.50 - maybe if John Lennon and George Harrison came back to life and there was one more Beatles concert, but otherwise…uh, no. Speaking of which, Paul McCartney is coming the the MGM Grand Garden again as well, and his tickets are usually even MORE than what The Eagles are currently charging.
I guess they can only charge prices like this if people pay them, but it is a shame to think the only concerts I can realistically afford to see will be one hit wonders touring to pay for their retirement condo.
So is it just Las Vegas that is ripping people off for tickets, or is this international?