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djcrazychris

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Just took my wife to see Miranda Lambert tonight... shes a huge fan...so its an early anniversary present

...i could care less about country music... but i did get to see some really cool lighting and hear some quality sound... ($600 for the tickets...better be good..lol)

Cant believe the amount of moving heads they had... these were just the visable ones for the opening act...2 more curtains fell to expose another 2 rows of moving heads...plus another 20 or 30 at stage level and incircling the circular screen...

the screen was insane too...mustve been 4k....it was sharper than what my eyes were seeing...lol

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That's what you should expect spending that much for tickets
Really? We never spend anywhere near that much even when I was young. My daughter however did pay big bucks for a signing & met greet for her favorite baseball player. Once in a lifetime type of thing, I told it was the only way something like that was going to happen.

If you want to see all the stuff close up go to LDI show in Vegas. Enough stuff to make you wet pants. I know they used to have a program where you tour the venues there. But I haven’t been in a few years, heard they expanded the show to include audio. It which used to alternate between Vegas & Orlando now it’s always in Vegas in November.
 

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Sounds like you had good tickets. I just spent the most I ever have on a concert ticket personally. $220 a pop to have pit tickets for Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer next summer at Nat's Park. I haven't been so excited about a rock show in a long time.

They definitely bring in very big production rigs on these shows. It's wild to think of how much work goes into set up and strike to do that show and then move it to the next city in a day or two.
 

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I paid $250/ticket a few years ago to see Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in a small theater in Las Vegas. It was mainly for my wife .. I'm not a Country fan, but it was a very good show.
 

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Earth, Wind, and Fire along with Chicago was by far THE BEST Concert I have ever been to. I think we paid about $100 per ticket after all the fees.

Awesome Screen, and Light show at that one too.
 

djcrazychris

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I paid $250/ticket a few years ago to see Faith Hill and Tim McGraw in a small theater in Las Vegas. It was mainly for my wife .. I'm not a Country fan, but it was a very good show.
Seems like country acts are pulling in the most coin nowadays... they have hardcore fans that still even buy cds...lol

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djcrazychris

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Earth, Wind, and Fire along with Chicago was by far THE BEST Concert I have ever been to. I think we paid about $100 per ticket after all the fees.

Awesome Screen, and Light show at that one too.
Now that's a show i could sink my teeth into.... i "grinned and bared it" at the show last night... it was a complete gift for her because i know how much she loves her... its pretty much 6 performers bashing men for about 4 hours.... i looked around and it was a few scattered guys like me...looking like we were holding purses outside a changing room...

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djcrazychris

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if you really think about it...600 isnt a lot for tickets in the big picture... you might spend 5 grand on a 4 hour show by Taso with about 1/20th the spectacle....and sure the experience is more personalized... but... at the end of the night you have about as much to show for it as a concert... your feet hurt and your ears are buzzing....lol

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if you really think about it...600 isnt a lot for tickets in the big picture... you might spend 5 grand on a 4 hour show by Taso with about 1/20th the spectacle....and sure the experience is more personalized... but... at the end of the night you have about as much to show for it as a concert... your feet hurt and your ears are buzzing....lol

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Speaking of ear buzzing, I forget if I mentioned it, but I went to a Sublime concert a couple months ago, and the 2 warmup acts AND Sublime, all hit 115db+ at my seat at the back of the arena according to the supposed calibrated SPL app I have. That is waayy too loud to comfortably listen.
 

djcrazychris

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Speaking of ear buzzing, I forget if I mentioned it, but I went to a Sublime concert a couple months ago, and the 2 warmup acts AND Sublime, all hit 115db+ at my seat at the back of the arena according to the supposed calibrated SPL app I have. That is waayy too loud to comfortably listen.
We were about 20 feet from those line arrays... and every singer seemed to get shriller and higher pitched than the last one... i love female singers...but each of these were super high register.... i had a decent headache by the end of the night

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I saw Earth Wind & Fire while i was in Vegas, was right down front. My wife is still pissed she wasn't there. It was at the House of Blues, total cost $0. Part of the Nightclub & Bar Show. They didn’t announcement who was performing until showtime. Those were good-times the Nightclub & Bar Show used to run at the same time the Mobilebeat show. So I used to go to both. I try to see most artists while at conferences on their way up. Promo Only shows in A/C used to be very good for that.
 

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My favorite concert I went to was Parliament Funkadelic in Symphony Hall in Downtown Newark, NJ. The best place I saw a concert was Radio City Music Hall. First time I saw Earth Wind And Fire. The acoustics in there is mind blowing.
 

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The best for me was Aerosmith at Rupp Arena... 9 lives tour...right as all the 3rd wave of hits was coming...

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Favorite concerts:
Tom petty, Bob Dylan, and the Dead in 1987
Queen a few times
Tom petty few other times
Rush

My wife saw Bruno Mars for $400 last year

An FYI, a Beatles ticket in 1965 was about $5 or $37 in today dollars
 
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Chris,

Recently had the same experience attending a Michael Buble' show.

Small arena, 17K+, and the quantity of high quality lighting fixtures was amazing to this gear geek.
 

djcrazychris

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Chris,

Recently had the same experience attending a Michael Buble' show.

Small arena, 17K+, and the quantity of high quality lighting fixtures was amazing to this gear geek.
Yeah...i went to Dolly Parton a couple years back and the lighting was so minimal...just some spots from the cat walk...and color wash... honestly...she didnt need all the hooplah anyways...shes amazing in concert...a true entertainer.... but for me...to get through the night...i was please to have some eye candy to look at in the rafters....lol....

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Chris,

Recently had the same experience attending a Michael Buble' show.

Small arena, 17K+, and the quantity of high quality lighting fixtures was amazing to this gear geek.
I saw buble at the cleveland house of blues years ago. 3rd row seats.Hadnt heard of him yet. Free tickets. Was great
 
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