What do you do when you have more fans than capacity?
Just let the scalpers have their way?
Like I'm sorry that the thing you like is massively popular and therefore insanely oversubscribed
But the idea that any of these musicians are just regular folks and not guided by a massive hunger to be the best and make the most money, is kind of laughable.
There's not an altruist among them. Maybe Pearl Jam?
Is it not the most denim working class hero type thing* to make hay while the sun shines?
It's an imaginary character so it can be whatever you want it to be.
I reckon an artist of Springsteen's stature could absolutely stop this nonsense if he wanted to but why bother with such a thankless task when you have a podcast with Barack Obama to record? Kid Rock tried to take it on a decade ago, dunno how successful he was (click the link and you can read the story). Lotta work.
It can certainly be, but it's not out of this world to find a running theme in bruce springsteen songs of escaping the hum drum and running off into the distance, and that is something he writes really well and people relate to. Like i'm not coming from outer space with that interpretation of his huge hits and loved classics. In that context he has been proud of having a hard working band, playing longer sets than are expected and building a reputation for working hard in his own arena - I get being existential about it but i'm pretty sure we are talking in the context of springsteen here. And in that context, doing what he does, working hard at it and finally getting a payday fit reasonably well into the narrative he has built.
Yes if you read the Kid Rock piece you'll see that partnership with the ticketing company is/was his method also.If he was gonna do something about, it dont think he'd be naive enough to have a year of bookings already strapped down and then spend that year talking in public about how he's gonna fuck the ticket company. They'll be sitting waiting for him. The smart thing to do would be resolve the contracts he's in and then next time round tell them whats going down with his gigs, especially now that he's mates with obama.
He's a true protestant American hero, nothing but hard work, a vision, and being the son of a millionaire. And they eat it up don't they?Kid Rock...now there's a true blue collar hero.
He's a lot of things but he's no fraud. He never claimed to be poor, just American. I'm kinda fascinated by himAh man....Not the Rock as well. I'm so disappointed.
I should have known he was a fraud. His surname is Richie.
Bruce Springsteen Tickets For Houston Now Cost The Same As Two Gallons Of GasolineBruce Springsteen is playing the Toyota Center in Houston tomorrow, February 14th 2023. Tickets prices are as low as $9.www.forbes.com
Also the bargain tickets he’s talking about here all seem to be located behind the stageSecondary market tickets, he got paid already but the people who bought the to tout got burned.
I do wonder if the dynamic pricing thing soured people from even bothering.
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