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Reply #60 posted 05/27/14 9:59am

nonesuch

serk said:

nonesuch said:

You must be joking. Berlin has never ever been as exciting as Amsterdam or Brussels or Paris.

you realy underestimate Berlin. But that's very germany, they always underestimate themselves.

C U there!

how do you know that I am german?

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Reply #61 posted 05/27/14 10:33am

CrystalVault

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Just posted this on the facebook-page of "3rdeyegirl". Sorry for my bad english.I was too angry.

I'm a Fan since 1984, just as many other folks here. I truly love and support his music for 30 years. Every year I celebrate Prince with a Party on his birthday (look here: https://www.facebook.com/...;fref=ts). I have deep respect even for his strangest decisions and behavior. But I can not understand why tickets for the Berlin show are insanely over-priced. What do you expect? Real fans of a real musician? Or rich folks who "rattle their fuckin' jewelry" when he plays "Kiss"? I would take a day off from work, would drive 500 km to see him live in Berlin. But I surely won't pay 300 €, not counting travel or hotel expenses!! That's extorionate! Sorry, but I prefer to spend such an amount of money for a small holiday with my family or donate it to someone who really is in need. If this is the future treatment of fans that we have to expect, then you surely can count me out.

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Reply #62 posted 05/27/14 11:05am

allwaystired

Those ticket prices are frankly embarassing. There is nothing more to say about it other than it's blind greed to charge fans that. I really hope the people of Berlin vote with their feet on this one.

I know if I lived in Berlin I simply could not, ever, afford that, no matter how much of a fan I am. Music for the rich 0.1 per cent. Shame on him.

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Reply #63 posted 05/27/14 11:15am

hw3004

If you think it's too expensive - don't go.

If no one goes, prices for future gigs will presumably be lower.

It's simple supply and demand in a free market economy - I'm not a fan but my issue is with the system itself, not individuals who try to maximise their personal revenue (which ironically, in the end, the £10 gigs were designed to do).

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Reply #64 posted 05/27/14 11:20am

nonesuch

A sister killed her baby
'Cuz she couldn't afford to feed it

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Reply #65 posted 05/27/14 11:22am

serk

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nonesuch said:



serk said:




nonesuch said:



You must be joking. Berlin has never ever been as exciting as Amsterdam or Brussels or Paris.






you realy underestimate Berlin. But that's very germany, they always underestimate themselves.


C U there!



how do you know that I am german?



Because someone from Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam would never say that Berlin is less exciting.
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Reply #66 posted 05/27/14 11:22am

allwaystired

I disagree with that a bit- if you charge those prices you are setting your stall out as only playing music for the incredibly wealthy. Fine, if that's what you want, but it means you'll lose the young people, the curious, the potential to win-over people who are mildly interested as to your music, etc.

I'm pretty sure bands like Coldplay could probably charge £300 a night and fill their venues- but they choose not to. It's not the system- it's personal choice from the artists as to what they will play for, and what sort of crowd they want to attact.

I'm passionate about Prince's music, but am on a very low income. If I lived in Germany I would be gutted that there was no chance of seeing him.

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Reply #67 posted 05/27/14 11:29am

nonesuch

allwaystired said:

Those ticket prices are frankly embarassing. There is nothing more to say about it other than it's blind greed to charge fans that. I really hope the people of Berlin vote with their feet on this one.

I know if I lived in Berlin I simply could not, ever, afford that, no matter how much of a fan I am. Music for the rich 0.1 per cent. Shame on him.

Obviously people need to feel "premium" - whatever that means.

For the moment at least it seems as if the rampant prices for the Berlin-show will not be payed as easily as expected. There may be further reductions in ticket-prices for June 3rd.

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Reply #68 posted 05/27/14 11:33am

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But you don't live in Germany... lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #69 posted 05/27/14 11:35am

allwaystired

..still feel sorry for the German fans though!

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Reply #70 posted 05/27/14 11:36am

nonesuch

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nonesuch said:

how do you know that I am german?

Because someone from Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam would never say that Berlin is less exciting.

No, never. And yes, Berlin is incredibly exciting. Great politics are being made over there by the greatest politicians in the world. Great food like the Currywurst is growing on trees over there. Way to go, Berlin!

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Reply #71 posted 05/27/14 11:46am

nonesuch

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..still feel sorry for the German fans though!

Since 2004 Prince had been playing one and a half concerts in Germany.The last one caused people to consult an otolaryngologist. I am not sure if you really have to feel sorry for the german fans, if there are indeed any left.

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Reply #72 posted 05/27/14 11:52am

nonesuch

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But you don't live in Germany... lol

Neither does Prince. Does he? I always had the suspicion that Prince had in truth been born in Holland.

He looked very dutch to me ever since he appeared on that motorbike for that film accompanied by that movie. I think that he had been born in Rotterdam as the son of an indonesian father and a dutch mother.

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Reply #73 posted 05/27/14 11:54am

nonesuch

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purplethunder3121 said:

But you don't live in Germany... lol

Neither does Prince. Does he? I always had the suspicion that Prince had in truth been born in Holland.

He looked very dutch to me ever since he appeared on that motorbike for that film accompanied by that movie. I think that he had been born in Rotterdam as the son of an indonesian father and a dutch mother.

...fot that record...

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Reply #74 posted 05/27/14 11:54am

nonesuch

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nonesuch said:

Neither does Prince. Does he? I always had the suspicion that Prince had in truth been born in Holland.

He looked very dutch to me ever since he appeared on that motorbike for that film accompanied by that movie. I think that he had been born in Rotterdam as the son of an indonesian father and a dutch mother.

...fot that record...

for that record

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Reply #75 posted 05/27/14 12:50pm

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not going, either. hrmph

The last show in Berlin was probably my favorite.

ever.

Prost!

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we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #76 posted 05/27/14 2:02pm

trickster

New Tickets for 188 € on Sale now

Thats a Bad joke prince ! What can we expect tomorow...? 30€ maybe
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Reply #77 posted 05/27/14 2:16pm

Soulstar77A

^^ yes and these are the exact same seats that were advertised for over € 300 earlier today...

A complete rip-off! sad

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Reply #78 posted 05/27/14 2:20pm

Phishanga

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188 or 300. He can go f himself.

Hey loudmouth, shut the fuck up, right?
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Reply #79 posted 05/27/14 2:35pm

SquirrelMeat

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I really sympathise with the German fans.

Even 188 is putting it out of reach for most. Prince's greed is getting the better of him. Shame , 3EG had been about back to basics, Part II tour seems more about milking the legacy.
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Reply #80 posted 05/27/14 3:02pm

allwaystired

So if you spent 300 you'd be pretty pissed off! 188 is still a disgrace.

Not sure what's going on really- thought this tour started off doing things cheaply, giving people a chance to hear new material. That was his stated aim. The new material has pretty much vanished from set lists and ticket prices are becoming more ludicrous as things go on. Seems a real shame to me.

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Reply #81 posted 05/27/14 5:53pm

3rdeyedude

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well bitching and moaning about prices certainly won't change anything

the real question is............will he play "Wall of Berlin"?

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Reply #82 posted 05/27/14 7:23pm

beatz01

My predicition:

1) They'll lower prices significantly during Wednesday.

2) Or they'll offer tickets at the door for like 50 EUR

3) Or they'll cancel the concert.

Why ? Because you have to take into account that every ticket sold has to be shipped in time otherwise the concert is taking place before tickets have arrived.Which means if they don't lower prices they will not sell enough tickets quick enough to ship them, especially since Thursday is an official holiday (one day less to ship in time).

Anyway, even with these outrages prices so far there are still some options:

a) Go to the venue and buy a ticket on aftermarket - should be easy as there are always people that have a spare ticket and should be desperate to get rid of them as prices are falling.

b) Go to the venue and just try to sneak in (sometimes this does work)

c) Go to the venue and listen from outside

d) Go to the venue (or not) and find out about the aftershow, go there.

Berlin, here i come smile

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[Edited 5/27/14 19:25pm]

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Reply #83 posted 05/27/14 10:02pm

beatz01

Btw, 188 EUR is only for the crap view seats/standing.Seats or standing with better view are still at 300-330 EUR.

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[Edited 5/27/14 22:02pm]

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Reply #84 posted 05/27/14 11:55pm

joecoco

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When he came to Luxemburg some years ago. I payed 100something € and I already thought that its ridicoulous. I only went there because it was so f***ng close to my home as no other show had ever been...

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Reply #85 posted 05/28/14 12:34am

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I really enjoyed the concerts in London, than North Sea Jazz, even the last Berlin concert wasn`t that bad... But to be honest, since Musicology nothing he did was really important. He keeps recycling his Hits from 20 or 30 years ago, sometimes fantastic, sometimes good, sometimes....

Thats alright for a man in his 50s, but not worth this ticket prices, even if you are a die hard fan.

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Reply #86 posted 05/28/14 1:42am

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A new day - ticket sales seem to be a desaster according to the availability of seats.It´s not looking good though... a word from the promoter would be helpful...... I would need to book a flight to Berlin if it´s happening........

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Reply #87 posted 05/28/14 2:26am

serk

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3rdeyedude said:

well bitching and moaning about prices certainly won't change anything

the real question is............will he play "Wall of Berlin"?

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Reply #88 posted 05/28/14 3:05am

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BettyFordKlinik said:

I really enjoyed the concerts in London, than North Sea Jazz, even the last Berlin concert wasn`t that bad... But to be honest, since Musicology nothing he did was really important. He keeps recycling his Hits from 20 or 30 years ago, sometimes fantastic, sometimes good, sometimes....

Thats alright for a man in his 50s, but not worth this ticket prices, even if you are a die hard fan.

Yeah, London was cool, too.

However my best experience ever was the ONA tour, where you would get so much more as a fan (Soundcheck, front row, Aftershow party priority....) - all of that at price that would seem a bargain today...

[Edited 5/28/14 3:21am]

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Reply #89 posted 05/28/14 3:32am

fnksoul

I think the prices will have been set by a promoter rather than Princes guys,

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Is this the one where its a smaller venue? The promoter would have probably been given a fee for Prince which he will get as a flat rate so maybe they had to sell at a price to reflect Prince's fee, plus their profit and additional costs, with it being the smaller venue it would have meant higher prices I'd imagine.

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