Allen, perhaps we are talking past each other. Which happens alot in this day of electronic discussions. If a ticket to go see furthur is 150 bucks, what would one pay to see the GD? 300? 500? 1000? That is all I am trying to say. Perhaps you would have paid more in the 80's but I seriously doubt it would have been that much more. Why? Because the band was never promoted, nor part of the 'system'. They were anti establishment and went against the grain of pure capitalism. Now do not hear what i am not saying, I am not saying they should be commies and do everything for free. Everyone has a right to make a living. Do the math. They are not hurting for cash. This argument is not valid for the ticket prices being so high. I just do not see a correlation between intimacy and high ticket prices. You are acting as if Furthur shows at any other venue are like buying groceries in bulk man!!!! Seeing them at SPAC is like going to a Sams Club!!!!! Therefore tickets are cheaper. The question should not be if I feel the cost are unjustified. The question should be if they have to charge 150 bucks a ticket, should they be doing it. If their burden rate is that high then something else has to be done to make the product more affordable.
clearly there is a demand to see the band in a smaller place at a higher price...are you suggesting they (phil and bob) should somehow subsidize this experience in order to be able to charge less?
NO, that is not what I am saying at all. I am only questioning the rationale to charge such a high priced based on the size of the venue as a barometer. I see no justifiable correlation. And thus far, that is the only basis I have heard.