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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Dreaming of Tom Waits


Today, Tickets to see Tom Waits went on sale in Dublin. I feel cheated, cheated by greedy bastard promoters who are charging 130 euro to see him live in a tent in a park here in Dublin (ok so its a marquee but when I have to fork out 130 euro for 1 ticket its a fucking tent, I want my acoustics damn it!)


It costs $80 or €50 to see Tom in America. Why the hell do we have to pay almost 3 times as much, its scandalous (question to MCD promotions -do you get a mask with that job of yours you fucking highwaymen??). Mr. Waits should, step in and force the promoters / ticket sellers to cut their prices in half, €116 to €131 for tickets is an outrage! for such a non-sell out icon his fans are getting financially raped.Even if I had that kind of money to go and see him I would wrestle with the fact Im being exploited by these greedy fatcats and Id like to think that I would enjoy Tom better with a glass of wine listening to Closing Time in the midnight hour..

6 comments:

General Catz said...

I'm really sorry you're being so gouged. That's a ridiculous price. Was going to see him here but the tix sold out in like 5 minutes.

Judith said...

Catz
I think they sold out in a millisecond here, just like the promoters..Bastards...

Anonymous said...

I had to buy 2, damn you wife for loving him as i do.
Its a disgrace what we have to pay, €275 for 2 tickets for anyone is wrong.
I remember we went to see him in the Beacon in NY on 2000 and it was $160 for the 2 of us and we thought that was pricey!!
Theres something rotten going on here and we need to do something about it

Say It said...

This is yet another reason I rarely go to concerts. I can enjoy the sounds surrounded by the people and sounds I like at home. I know, live is an experience and all, but that is a lot of money for the experience.

Stucco said...

Tom Waits is cheap here- pricey there. Van Morrison is cheap(er) there than here. It's like some fucked up tariff system.

Gerry Nobody said...

there's something wrong here alright and it's called capitalism...in an unregulated economy like Ireland's they will charge what the market will bear, it's simple economics. There's no point complaining about the price and then paying it. They charge that much because there are people prepared to pay it. I love Tom Waits but 160 euros is a piss-take.I'll sit at home with a bottle of wine and listen to bone machine instead...