Full disclosure I’m a stones fan. I saw them when they could still run not strut across the stage unless by choice. It’s the economy even when “it’s only rock and roll” and they packed the house for their North American “50 and Counting” tour by chipping away at ticket prices. LA elites paid top dollar but the people that fill the majority of the seats can’t or won’t pay high prices in this economy.
“Days before the show, hundreds of seats were still available and secondary sellers scrambled to unload tickets by slashing prices from the original $250 to $600 price range which had irked many of even the most die-hard Stones fans.
The band also released additional seats at a modest $85 on its official website this week, the only price point that quickly sold out for the May 3 concert.
Buyers who opted to buy the $85 seats online were instructed to line up at the arena just before the show, and were told they would be notified of their locations which could range anywhere for prime seating to further back in the venue.”