Forum: n-Track Studio Discussion Forum
Topic: Concert Tickets
started by: woxnerw

Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 25 2008, 9:55 AM
I was at the Market on Saturday picking up a few things..  There was this big line-up..

 When I asked what the line-up was for I thought about Mike.. Mr Soul..

 Judging by the size of the line .. Neil is a popular guy around here.. I know He plays quite a bit in Montreal to sell-out crowds.

  The tickets are anywhere from   85.00    to   160.00    or so..  

             Bill..
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Aug. 25 2008, 1:19 PM
Still got his first album. I miss the album covers.
My favorite was 'The Loner'
Might try doing that one. :;):
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 25 2008, 3:09 PM
The discussion came up at the coffee shop this morning..  One of the carpenters said the front row seats went within minutes..  He said the front row seats went for 250.00..  The guy in the line-up that I talked to said he woulld be looking for side-stage lower bowl tickets..  I believe that they were the ones that went for 160.00

  Of course..  I asked him if he was a scalper..  He said no.. He is just a big fan..  I think he said he was looking for four tickets..  That's a lot of loonies..  It would take a big coffee can to hold that many..   :p  :laugh:  

 I still don't know the concert date..  The Metro Center ...  Upper/Lower  and Floor will hold .. maybe 15,000

       Bill..
Posted by michaelST on Aug. 25 2008, 6:38 PM
I like Neil Young.  I learned to play guitar with Neil Young songs.

I paid $250 to see Paul McCartney at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.  30 big screens, video presentation for every song. 50 circ de sole-like performers before and after the show.  Fireworks during 'Live and Let Die'.  Incomparable sound system - like listening to a CD, anywhere in a hockey arena.

I paid $50 to see Neil Young's "Greenfield" at the Marcus Ampitheater on the lakefront.  I left after 75 minutes.

I'm sorry, but I don't think Neil could put on a $250 show with his own materiel. And I mean no disrespect.
Posted by macmic on Aug. 27 2008, 1:29 AM
$250?

Christ on a [email protected]&%ing bicycle! There's families who have less than that a month to live on!

Personally, I think if you have more than enough to keep you and yours alive, you and yours smiling, then you're just a frigging parasite!

Sorry, just an old died-in-the-wool socialist speaking here.   :laugh:

Anyway, Neil Young doesn't have the material?

Listen harder.   :)
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 27 2008, 2:03 AM
The concert paying public is hurting Big Time for Big Name Entertainers to come to town..  The kids get plenty of concerts for their interests..  

 This weekend they are setting up for an outdoor concert with Keith Urban as the Headliner, along with Here For the Party Girl..  What's her name.. ????  Gretchen Wilson..   They are gonna have good weather so the forecast says..  

 I heard some one say they will break even if they sell 20,000 tickets..  They got space for 100,000 people..  But who's gonna stand out in whatever weather all day..  for the warm-up acts to do their appearances..  

 If I remember, those tickets start off at some 85.00 - 90.00 each..  

   Bill..
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Aug. 27 2008, 4:58 AM
All I need to do is sell ONE $150 ticket,
and I'd play all day everyday.  :)
Posted by Yaz on Aug. 27 2008, 2:27 PM
Quote: (macmic @ Aug. 26 2008, 7:29 PM)

$250?

Christ on a [email protected]&%ing bicycle! There's families who have less than that a month to live on!

Personally, I think if you have more than enough to keep you and yours alive, you and yours smiling, then you're just a frigging parasite!

Sorry, just an old died-in-the-wool socialist speaking here.   :laugh:

Anyway, Neil Young doesn't have the material?

Listen harder.   :)

AMEN to that!


Let's see, have food on the table or see Neil, hmmm, I'd rather eat!

Jeez Neil's song list goes back to the 60's, he could play fer week or two and not repeat nuttin'

Buffalo Springfield
Crazy Horse
Crosby Stills Nash and Young
Solo stuff

Wasn't he on the Mayflower?
Posted by michaelST on Aug. 27 2008, 2:59 PM
Quote: (macmic @ Aug. 26 2008, 6:29 PM)

$250?

Christ on a [email protected]&%ing bicycle! There's families who have less than that a month to live on!

Personally, I think if you have more than enough to keep you and yours alive, you and yours smiling, then you're just a frigging parasite!

Sorry, just an old died-in-the-wool socialist speaking here.   :laugh:

Anyway, Neil Young doesn't have the material?

Listen harder.   :)

Political tendencies aside...

I didn't mean to imply that Neil doesn't have enough material, he does have tons of songs.

But for entertainment value, as in paying $250 to see them played live, I don't think his show has the theatrical possibilities to warrant that kind of money.
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Aug. 27 2008, 3:16 PM
Speaking of tickets -
I dunno but $200 for going 10 mph over the speed limit
is a little anti-socialist also.
Especially if you get one on the way to a
Niel Young concert.
Posted by Diogenes on Aug. 27 2008, 4:25 PM
Personally, I wouldn't give 5 bux to see him. The guy can't sing for love nor money... He wrote some good stuff and all... he just shoulda got someone else to sing 'em.

A while back I caught some TV show with Neil sitting at a piano and caterwauling... oy...

My personal subjective opinion, YMMV, etc, etc, why are my shoes untied again? Blah, blah, blah...

D
Posted by Bruffie on Aug. 27 2008, 7:26 PM
Quote: (Diogenes @ Aug. 27 2008, 6:25 PM)

Personally, I wouldn't give 5 bux to see him. The guy can't sing for love nor money... He wrote some good stuff and all... he just shoulda got someone else to sing 'em.

:agree: Yup!
Posted by Mr Soul on Aug. 28 2008, 2:07 PM
Bill - thanks for thinking about me.  Yeah - I love Neil, but all of his stuff is not great.  I miss doing the Neil Young tribute thing but you can see the video's of the band on YouTube if you're interested - < http://www.youtube.com/user/MECressey. >  Cowgirl has over +10,000 views.  I still get comments every now & again from people all over the world.  But it's not me, it's Neil that gets 'em to watch the video's.

That was Greendale, by the way.  I saw it too and I thought it was great!  In fact, I was quite impressed that an old guy like Neil would attempt to put of such a big production.  Greendale was basically a musical play.  The back end up of the stage came up & down so sets could be changed.  Behind the stage was a large, LCD (or something) screen that was used for visual.  Neil did everyone's voice himself, so it had to be sync'ed, plus there were 30+ performers.  What's not to like about that?

Neil first album was great - produced by Ry Cooder.  I still have the vinyl.

Neil actually could quite sing for a short period back in the early - 70's - listen to the recent Massey Hall, recorded live in 1971.  Neil was dead on.  But yeah, you either like his voice or not.  I happen to love that voice, even when it's not so good.
Posted by Diogenes on Aug. 28 2008, 3:19 PM
Quote: 

But yeah, you either like his voice or not.  I happen to love that voice, even when it's not so good.


I'm a big Rush fan. I mostly dig them for their amazing musicianship. Many people can't stand Geddy Lee's singing. I like his singing... it "fits" somehow. It's a subjective thing that depends on the listeners taste and expectations. Funny how that stuff works isn't it?

Bob Dylan... after about two or three songs... eh... got to listen to something else for a while. Guy wrote some awesome tunes... but good grief... :p

D
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 28 2008, 3:46 PM
I gotta do an errand.. I want to reply to this thread..  later..
Posted by Bruffie on Aug. 28 2008, 5:02 PM
Neither Dylan or Neil Young are, or ever were, great singers. But the songs were classics. I really don't like Neil Youngs voice but 'Like a Hurricane' is one of my favourite songs.
Posted by Diogenes on Aug. 28 2008, 5:54 PM
"All Along the Watchtower" Ever hear Dylan? YOWCH! :p  Hendrix version is one of my favorite songs of all time. Just shows to go you...

There again, while I'm not a big fan of re-makes, I absolutely LOVE SRV's rendition of "Voo-Doo Chile". He really did that song justice IMO.

D
Posted by Mr Soul on Aug. 28 2008, 6:39 PM
Quote: 

Many people can't stand Geddy Lee's singing.

Yep - if he's the main singer of Rush, then I'm in this camp - can't stand his voice.  In fact, I didn't really like any of the vocals from most of those 70's band.

As I said, Neil's voice was good on After the Gold Rush, Massey Hall & Harvest but you still had to like it to appreciate it.

If we're talking singers, then it's hard to beat people like Sir Paul, Sting, Roger Daltry, even Robert Plant, or anyone in The Eagles, just to name a few.  Of course, I loved John Lennon's early vocals but I think he pretty much destroyed his vocal chords from smoking so much.

Dylan's voice was fine on his early stuff but it's completely gone now - witness his last couple of albums.
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 28 2008, 7:36 PM
Hi sevenOfeleven, and All:

Speaking of tickets -
I dunno but $200 for going 10 mph over the speed limit

Did you get stung by a "BEAR".?  If you did, I feel sorry for you..  

  Speeding tickets around here stay on your abstract for 2 years..  It's a "Four Point Infraction".. Speeding fins run around 300 - 400 loonies..  Dope Dealers don't get hit that hard.. You loose your driving privileges for a week..    If you get caught for the second time they force you to take a defensive driving course.. The course starts off at 75.00 and goes up from there depending on the infraction..

  A real money grab..  In my opinion..  

     Bill..

{EDIT]
  If you're talking songs..  Who in the Beetles did Hey Jude?   In a couple hundred years from now, I wonder how the Beetles will be covered by the Historians??   There's no depth to that song..  in my opinion..  of course..    BUT..  It was recorded by the Beetles..  Then there was Yellow Submarine..  AND..  You'd think I was a Beetle Fan..  

 Sir Paul and the EX have settled..  I think..  What is he worth ????     a half a Billion Bushy Dollars?  Does anyone really know.., ????

  Entertainers are worth as much as the Record and Concert Paying public and Fans are will to pay for their craft..

  BoY..  Ain't Music a tough business to be in..
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Aug. 28 2008, 7:44 PM
Local source of revenue around here :disagree:
Posted by Mr Soul on Aug. 28 2008, 8:46 PM
Quote: 

If you're talking songs..  Who in the Beetles did Hey Jude?   In a couple hundred years from now, I wonder how the Beetles will be covered by the Historians??   There's no depth to that song..  in my opinion

It's hard to tell what historians will say about the Beatles in the future but I suspect that they'll always be in the music/pop history books because they were ground breakers.

Paul McCartney wrote & sung Hey Jude, and I respectively disagree with you. IMO - that's one of the best songs Paul ever wrote.  The lyrics are simple but moving and tell a nice story, supposidley about John's son Julian (Hey Jules).  I would claim that song has about as much depth as any good song, i.e., it's a cheer up song.

There's another story about that song:

Quote: 

Paul McCartney on his songwriting partnership with John Lennon in Observer Music Monthly October 2007: "I have fond flashbacks of John writing - he'd scribble it down real quick, desperate to get back to the guitar. But I knew at that moment that this was going to be a good collaboration. Like when I did 'Hey Jude.' I was going through it for him and Yoko when I was living in London. I had a music room at the top of the house and I was playing 'Hey Jude' when I got to the line 'The movement you need is on your shoulder' and I turned round to John and said: 'I'll fix that if you want.' And he said: 'You won't, you know, that's a great line, that's the best line in it.' Now that's the other side of a great collaborator - don't touch it, man, that's OK."


Hey Jude was the most successful Beatles single commercially.  It sold 5 million copies and was #1 in at least 12 countries.  There's got to be something good about it :-)
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 29 2008, 12:24 AM
Hi Mr Soul:
 When I read what I said when in your Quote, I find it's hard to retract what I said.. after it's posted on the Internet.. it's too late..   :p  :laugh:  

 Sorry, Maybe, what I should have said and meant to say is..  The melody line of the song is very basic and not complicated..  The vocal line carries the song..  The music doesn't get in the way..     I think that's better..  

 I think that more covers what I meant to say..

 Let me expand on that idea..  

  Maybe, and it would be my response that it was Paul and John's attempt to compare their collaboration with something that had been coming out of the Southern States for decades..  

 There's some real Beetles Buffs around these parts.. They've got all of the recorded music and anything ever written about the organization and how their product got to the paying public..  

 It could even be one of the biggest entertainment enterprises of our time..  

 What do you think?  

  Bill..
Posted by Mr Soul on Aug. 29 2008, 2:17 PM
Bill - I agree that Hey Jude is a very simple song with a fairly strong melody line but that's what makes it good.  McCartney's song is so good on it.

I'm not sure I follow what you are saying in the rest of your post?
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 29 2008, 3:22 PM
There's a guy in the neighbourhood over here that travels the world with his music and entertaining skills..  He has just come home from Liverpool where he does his show every year now sense 2000 or so.. Here's what happened to him and his performance this year..

 I know you worked at staging a Neil Young Tribute out on the west coast..  He's a popular entertainer up here in Canada..  I know there are many Elvis Tributes around the world..  It might be closer than you think..  A Neil Young Tribute could sell.. very well..  

 I'm a real supporter of hard working people like this..  in the music business..  

 [Quote]

  International Beatle Week Hall Of Fame Inductee

Hal Bruce

Liverpool, England - August 2008

Hal Bruce, full-time musician/singer and world traveler from Nova Scotia has just been inducted to the International Beatle Week Festival "Hall Of Fame" at the Inaugural Ceremony in Liverpool, England.  Hal is the only North American performer to ever receive such an award.  The festival which has been running for 25 years and has played host to thousands of entertainers, has decided to honor artists who have made a definite impact and substantial contribution to the most famous Beatle festival in the world!  Hal has been playing the festival for nine consecutive years and has made a legion of friends along the way.

Just recently Hal Bruce was inducted as the first recipient of The Hall Of Fame Award at the Abbey Road On The River Beatles Festival in Louisville, Kentucky (www.abbeyroadontheriver.com).   While there, he was also awarded a brand new John Lennon Epiphone electric guitar for his continuing contribution to the annual festival.

Also, Hal has set a "world-record" by performing all 214 released Beatles songs in a non-stop medley in Cleveland, Ohio 2004, Louisville, Kentucky 2005, and Liverpool, England 2006.

He also organized his very own Maritime Beatle Event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a one-day festival honoring his heroes, The Beatles, where he performs and organizes all of the acts, regional and international.  Next May will mark the 4th Annual Event.

For more info on Hal Bruce, check out his web site at < http://www.halbruce.com. >
___

Cavern Music
< http://www.halbruce.com >
902-435-7410

18 Bellefontaine Court
Lawrencetown, NS  B2Z 1L3


 When he's home and off the road I see him every morning at the coffee shop..    He's on his way to Scranton PA. where another Beetles Tribute is Organized..  Doing it on the stage is about 10% of what is required to make a living..   Boy..  The energy that this guy has..

    Bill..
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Aug. 29 2008, 5:13 PM
Niel Young was (and is) a brilliant songsmith.
Classic rock and cerebral lyrics.
'Cinnnamon Girl', 'After the Gold Rush' + a hundred others.
I'd sell my left little toe to the devil (it's all I can spare)
to play and write like that.
Posted by woxnerw on Aug. 30 2008, 12:38 AM
November..  during week three..
Posted by sevenOfeleven on Sep. 05 2008, 1:48 AM
Tell Me Why

Selling tickets
to broke old crack whores
out on the street in the night
Still the scalper
must con his neighbors
casing the crowd for a bite

Tell me why, Tell me why

Is it hard to pay
200 for yourself
When you know that it's
way too much
but not enough for Neil

Pay me now not later
come and see me
up on the stage for a while
Got your money it sure was easy
Now I'll go home with a smile

Tell me why, Tell me why
Tell me why, Tell me why   :love:
Posted by jimothy60 on Sep. 05 2008, 7:08 AM
I saw Neil Young in 1979 during the "Rust Never Sleeps" tour and he burned the house down!  T'was awesome!     :agree:
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