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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by bobyoung53, Jun 5, 2021.
You didn't put bald Paul on your list.
Too late .
Did you hook up tickets? Just saw yesterday they're going out.
@bobyoung53 In case of pending thread-death, pull
Naw, I missed it. SNAFU with the presale code but will try tomorrow for regular seats. Likely won't get front row but that's a lot of money, anyway.
What would front row cost?
Can't believe what people spend on tickets. I'm so spoiled over the years. Saw John Lee Hooker from a front of stage table with no drink minimum for $5. Saw Richie Blackmore's Rainbow front row center on a comp. That sort of thing.
I saw Zep for 2 bucks.
More money than I'm willing to admit I wanted to spend .
You win the thread LOL
I would rather have seen Hooker with Canned Heat anyday.
I saw Garbage at the Santa Barbara Bowl seven or eight years ago and had my elbows on the stage at Shirley Manson's feet, and that was a $35 ticket.
Section A tickets center stage at the Greek Theater in LA are currently showing ask prices of $400-$800. That should include airfare, two nights hotel and transportation to the gig IMHO.
I remember thirty years ago an 80 year old telling me how in his late teens he'd go on a date for a dollar. Gas was a nickel, burgers a dime, sodas a nickel, bowling a nickel a game. He'd treat his date and come home with change in his pocket.
Here's the thing. Nowadays, it's a luxury and one of those things I might splurge on once or twice a year just for the experience. I've seen some great bands for next to nothing in tiny little clubs before they got huge, and those memories last a lifetime. Last time I saw Crimson was during the Discipline tour at an outdoor amphitheater where I could walk right up to the stage and do all the headbanging I wanted. Probably cost $5. Times have sure changed.
Oh, and first time I saw Tony play was during the first Peter Gabriel tour which was the same one where Weather Report opened and I got to shake hands with that famous bass player, "Four Strings" Pastorius. I don't remember how much those tickets cost but I do remember we had to drive a good distance to get there
When I first got my license gas was 27.9 cents for regular and 28.9 cents for high test. Of course I put in regular and none of the GD unleaded! We used to call it 'white gas'. We used to go to the gas station and put in 'a buck's worth' goldarn young whippersnappers have NO IDEA!
Wow, the hand that touched the hand! Now we have GOT to shake
And a six pack was $1.25 and a pack of cigarettes was 35 cents.
I haven't washed it since, so are you sure?
Did you get to talk to "Four Strings"?
I did. It was kinda cool. The show was at a relatively small old theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. After WR finished, we went out to the lobby to get some drinks and whatnot, and they were all just standing out there. Zawinul, Jaco, all of them. Nobody was paying any attention to them so we walked up and thanked them for an outstanding show. I already was aware of them and Jaco's playing by then so I made a point to tell him how much I appreciated what he did, and he thanked me, and I shook his hand. They were all very gracious. This was early days, before Jaco's illness really had taken hold. He seemed pretty normal at that point, but I only spent like two minutes with him.
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