Bon Jovi is coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena on March 4th. Of course, there are probably a ton of people more than excited to see them in concert. The screaming that you hear from the 40-plus side is undoubtedly unbearable.
The female screeches that are ringing in your ears have to do with the band’s music. However, they should just as well be for the cash needed to attend the concert. Prices are listed at $210 and $135.
Much like other big-name bands, Bon Jovi can ask for that amount of money because there are enough fanatics who will pay anything to see them. They could put on the worst concert and not even be close to what they once were and there will be a line of, say, 50,000 waiting in each city for them. There will also be many on the outside, willing to pay, but not being able to get in because there aren’t enough tickets to go around.
U2 is like this also. They just decide they want to go on a tour after a huge absence and there are sure to be many filling up stadiums for them. The money just rolls in. If their savings account dips below, say, $10 million they can just announce a tour and they are sure to profit in a great way. The public will be waiting with welcoming arms. Pockets will be emptied and palms will be holding $100 bills to whatever multiple needed.
This is coming from a very liberal guy when it comes to spending for sporting events or concerts. Hey, you have to spend money for entertainment. You can’t go with change and expect to get into a big event. Still, the amount being charged to see Bon Jovi is a little on the steep side. The arena will probably be filled because there are a lot of people who would be willing to give up their right arm to go to the concert. That doesn’t make it right.
It’s not wrong of the band either. If they know they will get a packed house, even charging great amounts, more power to them. Sure, you’d think that they would have more respect for their fans but they probably need the money. Also, if somebody is handing you cash, why wouldn’t you take it? The blame falls right on the people paying. If they didn’t stoop down and clean out their pockets, nobody would charge that amount for a concert.
There are many other concerts to see that would be just as good as this one and you would be able to see about 5-10 of those shows for the price of one night with Bon Jovi. A lot of people say that NFL games are a lot of money but those are equal across the board. You don’t go to one and have to pay the equivalent of what your computer set you back and go to another stadium where the tickets cost the price of a large pizza. They are fair. The music world is not.
Everybody wonders why there are so many struggling bands who are talented but do not get the income that washed-up musicians do. This is a perfect example that explains why that happens. Hopefully, you are one of the people who says enough is enough. You don’t purchase a ticket for the show. You don’t get ripped off. You win, the others in attendance lose. That is the only way you’ll be on the same side as the band. The winning side.