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    $580 to see geriatric Stones.

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    Seems that aging world rockers and country music has been's see Aussie's as an easy touch, $580 to see The Rolling Stones, don't think so, however many obviously don't see it that way, Adelaide has already sold out.

    There must be a booking agency they use who give em a heads up, sorry fella's, cant book ya in the states, time to hit the Aussie tour lots of em showing up, Suzie Quatro, Dolly Parton, just to name a couple.

    We saw them at their best, don't need to see em on the decline.
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    $580 to see The Rolling Stones
    That's for the premium tickets (the tongue pit as it's called).

    I saw them in '73 and I think that's when they were at their peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynnaus View Post
    That's for the premium tickets (the tongue pit as it's called).

    I saw them in '73 and I think that's when they were at their peak.
    Yep, ya can buy the cheapies (approx $150) if you want and stand among the great unwashed

    Seriously, $580 would come close to putting a new Mazzer or Macap grinder on my bench.

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    Do you really want to stand that close to Keith Richards' wrinkles?

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    Could be worth getting that close to see how long the wrinkles keep flapping when they try to change direction or jump up & down...

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    Strolling Bones may be more appropriate
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    Might be our last chance to see them standing unaided. Next time they come out they'll be on Zimmer frames or in wheelchairs.

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    I have never seen the Stones live - consequence of living in the sticks and raising a family on one income.
    Now I'd happily pay $600. to see them as I can't see the sense being 20 or 40 rows back and only being able to see tiny stick figures on the stage.
    If I'm going to look at them on the big screen I may as well stay home and watch a DVD.
    For me, it's another $1000. anyhow by the time I cover air flights and accommodation etc.
    Worth every cent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    I have never seen the Stones live - consequence of living in the sticks and raising a family on one income.
    Now I'd happily pay $600. to see them as I can't see the sense being 20 or 40 rows back and only being able to see tiny stick figures on the stage.
    If I'm going to look at them on the big screen I may as well stay home and watch a DVD.
    For me, it's another $1000. anyhow by the time I cover air flights and accommodation etc.
    Worth every cent.
    Crikey! OK.

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    If you must see them, virtually anything less than the "ransom" seats are worthless for reasons already given above.

    And anyone contemplating the 150 dollar seats might instead consider taking the wifey, mistress or girlfriend out to dinner, and buying a strolling bones CD that you can listen to forever and a day...

    And sorry but (all good australianisms).....at those prices there will be no more of their concerts for me.....eh !

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    Smile The Greatest

    You must be kidding. I saw the Stones live in their very first performance in London (UK) at the flamingo club on January 14th 1963.
    They are still the greatest Rock and Roll band around. for your info. all Australian concerts are all sold out.
    Last edited by childsy; 10th December 2013 at 04:05 PM. Reason: year date mispelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by childsy View Post
    January 14th 1063.
    I think it may have been a bit (or even a lot) later than 1063! Oops, I see now it has been corrected.
    Still the greatest?? Good maybe, but not STILL the greatest IMO.
    There just has to be a "best before" date with entertainers these days and just what one is prepared to pay for an out of date product depends on their "addiction" level.
    Go for it Rocky, I'm sure you will be duly satisfied with the performance. It's amazing how well technology assists "live" shows these days.
    Last edited by Kevo; 10th December 2013 at 04:18 PM. Reason: Mis quote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by childsy View Post
    You must be kidding. I saw the Stones live in their very first performance in London (UK) at the flamingo club on January 14th 1963.
    Respect! That was just after Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts joined. That would have been amazing.

    I think it may have been a bit (or even a lot) later than 1063! Oops, I see now it has been corrected.
    Dunno. I think some would quite happily believe the Stones pre-dated the Norman invasion. The boys were there to seduce William the Conqueror's daughters (and even his missus)

    Lock up your grandmothers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    see Aussies as an easy touch, $580 to see The Rolling Stones, don't think so, however many obviously don't see it that way
    Well $580 might turn out to be a bargain:

    Within minutes, tickets also began to appear on eBay at inflated prices, with tickets to all shows running as high as $5000.
    Tickets have also been posted on Gumtree, selling for up to $2500 a pair.
    Last week, tickets to the sold out show at Adelaide Oval had surfaced on eBay for up to $3000.

    Read more: The Rolling Stones tickets sell out in minutes across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Hanging Rock
    I would never pay scalpers' prices on principle, no matter how good the band is. They buy something not because they want to see it but to make a quid from it, thus denying legitimate fans the opportunity to pay a fair price.


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    Agree with you Flynnaus, I would never 'support' scalpers on principle. A low form of human life, in my opinion.



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