Friday, April 06, 2007

You're kidding, right?

$75 to see Elvis Costello at the 9:30 Club. I love Elvis. Elvis, is, after all, The King. But seventy-five bucks?!?

I mean, come on! Get real, folks!

It's the 9:30 Club, not Prince's club on the Vegas strip! And, while 9:30 rocks, for $75, Elvis himself would have to serve me two complimentary drinks and give me a lap dance.

And I don't think that's gonna happen.

I guess I can just load up all my Elvis CDs on my crappy old stereo at home, turn the lights down and pretend. After all, my sofa is more comfy than the barstools up in the 9:30 balcony, and the drinks are cheaper.

Rationalizing from the empty pockets zone,



Anonymous said...

You don't have to be in the empty pockets zone (I like to think I'm in the half-full pockets zone myself) to agree that this is just fracking crazy. And $75 plus $10 parking plus whatever extra bone marrow TicketBastard extracts as part of each ticket would probably not even get you those barstools, as the last 2 times I've been to 9:30 Club, that whole area was "reserved for VIPs" which naturally is not moi (or anyeone else I would ever know or have known). That said, I have a good friend who is going (without me, obviously) and I can't wait to hear just how OMGOMGOMFG awesome that show was. At least they don't let people smoke there anymore. Heh.

Cyn said...

Ah, this echoes an e-mail exchange I had with my Esteemed Husband this morning - where we debated purchasing $50 tickets for Elvis' upcoming show at a small Phila venue...however, general admission doesn't do it for us at our age and at those prices.

I love you Elvis, but not enough to stand up for 3 hours. Although I'll be feeling serious concert envy when that date in May rolls around.

Washington Cube said...

I used to see him play in dives in London, and it was a lot cheaper. I hate 9:30's "standing audience" thing, but there ya go...I was at the OLD 9:30, Old being our operative word here. Now where are my Geritol caplets?

I read someone's blog yesterday talking about the dot com boom age like they were describing Paleozoic Era.

:::handing Meurjo a bone to dust off::: (and a vow that I won't type again until coffee mug #2 has kicked in)

Chuck said...

The last concert I went to (not to see Elvis Costello, though) ended up being more of an ordeal than an enjoyment. Yes, I love the band that was the headliner, but they had TWO opening acts. One I could have dealt with fine, but the second one was really bad. Plus, by the time the main artist came out, my back was getting sore. I think you were definitely better off enjoying his CD's at home, M.

Janet Kincaid said...

That was the same price tag on a Melissa Etheridge gig at the 9:30 Club a couple of years ago. I really wanted to see her, but there was no way I was paying that much at a club. Makes me wish I'd held onto the manager's business card after he flirted with me five years ago at the dry cleaner's in my old neighborhood. Damn!

suze said...

as wonderful as live shows are, sometimes they are not worth the price of admission and you get a better experience with the lights low, a glass of wine and your favourites on rotation on the cd player...

Anonymous said...

Not a price to bring in new fans, eh?


Anonymous said...

For the second year in a row - he's touring right when we're starting our vacation - taking the decision out of our hands. It's $50 here in Philly - which seems a bit high considering that it's the Electric Factory.

The night before we're going to see Andrew Bird and it will probably cost no more than $20 - case closed.

Anonymous said...

I think Elvis C. is costing so much because Diana Krall is a clothes horse and he's trying to keep her in Manolo Blahniks.

Can you tell Diana Krall is NOT one of my favorites? She has an underbite not unlike a bulldog. She just wears a size six...that's the difference.