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View Poll Results: Should the Rolling Stones continue to tour?
I was an avid Stones fan prior to 1980 and I want them to keep touring. 15 36.59%
I was an avid Stones fan prior to 1980 but it's ridiculous for them to continue touring. 8 19.51%
I've never been much of a Stones fan but I'm happy with them continuing to tour. 3 7.32%
I've never been much of a Stones fan and it's ridiculous for them to continue to tour. 2 4.88%
I'm too young to have been a fan prior to 1980 but I'm happy with them continuing to tour. 13 31.71%
I'm too young to have been a fan prior to 1980. It's ridiculous for them to continue to tour. 0 0%
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:22 PM   #19
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I also agree with everyone else in that the ticket prices need to come down. I refuse to pay $100+ for good seats to see ANYONE, even if they are one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time. Make the event affordable for your real, hard core, fans and don't make it an event for yuppies with big money who are just there to be seen at the big event.
I'm a real hardcore fan, not a yuppie...and I could afford to go.

Maybe some 'hardcore' Stones fans need better jobs...

but, originally I agreed about ticket prices, so the hardcore fan who's pumpin' gas can see them too.

but some people sound jealous for those who can go...

or so called 'hardcore' fans who FIND away to go...

by saving, working over time, work weekends...double shifts...

that's what I did...

I guess it's how 'hardcore' you are?

Anyway....the topic is should the Stones keep on going?
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:32 PM   #20
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By all means the Stones, or any band for that matter, should be able to tour as long as they please. I have never seen the Stones live, but every concert video I've seen has been great and most all reviews of their shows are still glowing. They can do whatever the hell they want and I'm sure they will no matter what public opinion is.

I also agree with everyone else in that the ticket prices need to come down. I refuse to pay $100+ for good seats to see ANYONE, even if they are one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time. Make the event affordable for your real, hard core, fans and don't make it an event for yuppies with big money who are just there to be seen at the big event.
I can see the bands point of view on the prices though. In the '90's when bigger cities started licensing ticket brokers, basically legalizing scalping, the bands started seeing the tickets they sold for $35 being sold by the brokers for $100 to $500. If I was a bandmember I'd be saying, "If anybodies going to make $500 off a ticket to my show it's going to be me!!" Some bands tried to fight the brokers by making tickets non-transferable, but the promoters never really supported this effort. Probably because they get kickbacks from the brokers. So here we are, concerts by big acts are only for those with disposable income. Me? I've got a wife and 4 kids. It's hard to justify $200 (plus parking and a couple $10 beers)for a night out.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:44 PM   #21
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"March 4-5, 1977: The Rolling Stones perfom two unannounced concerts at the El Mocambo Club in
Toronto, recorded for use on the upcoming live album."


The Stone are famous for "unannounced" concerts ... It would be great if they played one smaller more intimate venue for every 3 or 4 larger (bigger money) venues. This way everyone would be happy or at least their fans would have a choice ...
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...they should just lower their ticket prices.
Speaking economically (and does any other way really matter?), your statement makes no sense. If the venue is sold out, that means the quantity demanded exceeded the quantity supplied. The ticket prices were therefore not high enough! The only time it would make sense to reduce some ticket prices would be at an open air concert at an air force base or in a meadow or something where there's unlimited seating (on the grass). You would then just continue selling "seats" further and further from the stage for whatever you could get for them.

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I can see the bands point of view on the prices though. In the '90's when bigger cities started licensing ticket brokers, basically legalizing scalping, the bands started seeing the tickets they sold for $35 being sold by the brokers for $100 to $500. If I was a bandmember I'd be saying, "If anybodies going to make $500 off a ticket to my show it's going to be me!!"
Precisely.

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I also agree with everyone else in that the ticket prices need to come down. I refuse to pay $100+ for good seats to see ANYONE, even if they are one of my top 5 favorite bands of all time. Make the event affordable for your real, hard core, fans and don't make it an event for yuppies with big money who are just there to be seen at the big event.
I'm a real hardcore fan, not a yuppie...and I could afford to go.

Maybe some 'hardcore' Stones fans need better jobs...

but, originally I agreed about ticket prices, so the hardcore fan who's pumpin' gas can see them too.

but some people sound jealous for those who can go...

or so called 'hardcore' fans who FIND away to go...

by saveing, working over time, work weekends...double shifts...

that's what I did...

I guess it's how 'hardcore' you are?

Anyway....the topic is should the Stones keep on going?
I have a fine job that allows me, a hardcore fan, to go see the show if I choose to do so so you don't have to call me out. No jealousy invloved for me at all, I just refuse to pay that much to see anyone, even if I do have the financial ability to do so. I wasn't calling you personally out for being a yuppy fan, but you know you have seen them at shows before. People who don't give a damn about the band or music and are just there to be seen.

Edit: I don't mean to come off sounding harsh or like a jerk. I just think it's a shame that Stones fans that aren't as blessed with a good paying job don't get the opportunity to see them if they want to. There is a difference between choosing not to spend hundreds of dollars for entertainment and not being able to spend hundreds of dollars on entertainment.
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People who don't give a damn about the band or music and are just there to be seen.
An exercise in futility since the lights are turned off when the show starts.

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CD, you are so softcore.
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CD, you are so softcore.
Yeah, the fact that I have spent hundreds of dollars on all of their records, t-shirts, and other merch, but won't spend that much more on a concert ticket!!! What kind of fan do I think I am?!?!?! I'm sure Mick and Keith would be severely dissapointed in me!
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #27
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I wasn't calling you personally out for being a yuppy fan, but you know you have seen them at shows before.
I didn't say you did, I thought you were talking in general...just as I didn't call you out personally, I was just speaking in general.

You're the one who brought up, who's a hardcore fan and who's not?...
not me.

No one said you were or weren't.

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People who don't give a damn about the band or music and are just there to be seen.
Seen by who?

Anyway, I don't spend my money for a ticket for a concert, looking around and judging the people around me to see if they're there for the band or just to be 'seen'. Never crossed my mind once.

Also, for the third time, I said ticket prices for the Stones where waaaay too high, before you even posted in this thread.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:10 PM   #28
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Hell no they shouldn't stop. Not as long as they can put on a good show. There are no rules for when a rock musician HAS to stop. The founding fathers who are still with us are out there playing good gigs. Bo Diddley was performing until recently.

I'm not sure if the Stones are the greatest rock and roll band, but they sure as hell have earned the right to say it.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:25 PM   #29
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I've been a fan since 1978,and I don't want them to stop. I have seen them on the Bigger Bang Tour and they were amazing!

Never stop rocking!
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:28 PM   #30
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They should keep touring until they decide to stop. If they were REALLY a joke, they wouldn't sell tickets.

Is there anybody here who's seen Shine A Light that would say that they're a joke? I haven't seen it yet, but the previews I saw look great.
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Although I can respect the legend and the mystique of a band that quits while it's ahead, and sometimes it's the truth that certain cover bands are more faithful to a classic band's classic stage show that made them famous in the first place than the actual band itself after the fact, I could never say to a musician, "you should hang it up, you're too old to be playing." I mean, who in their right mind could say that? The Stones still rock, but even if they sounded like utter crap, I'd still encourage them to keep playing, because it's what they love to do. Live for the music.

And if people are still paying for it, well, that's how it goes. The Stones are able to make tons of money off of these star ****ers, so why shouldn't they? If somebody came up to you and offered you $500 to play a few songs, would you turn them down? What's the harm to you? They're the ones that don't get it!
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:48 AM   #32
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I've seen every tour since '75. They can keep going as far as I'm concerned. And if enough people want to pay the big bucks to see them, there's no reason to stop. There's plenty of DVDs available to see them up close and sweaty without killing the kids' college fund.
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As long as there is a paying audience that wants to see them I see no reason for them to stop. If someone doesn't want to see them the answer is simple. Don't buy a ticket and stay home.
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Maybe they will do a KISS thing and replace all members...since there is only 3 of them left now...
No, the Stones have far too much integrity to do that...
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i think the stones will be touring for a long time to come and see no problem with them doing it.they are setting the bar very high for the bands a generation before them like aerosmith and it'll be interesting to see if the aerosmiths/eagles/etc. of the rock scene will keep touring way up into their sixties and beyond.
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:56 AM   #36
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I think it's a question of Heavy Metal..when STEEL WHEELS refers to Wheelchair,walkers and canes..then it's time to stop. Otherwise keep rocking guys
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