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to think this is far too expensive for a gig?

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purepurple Sat 13-Jun-09 09:56:39

Love going to gigs and got an email from seetickets
The Specials at Blackpool but are they taking the piss?

ClaudiaSchiffer Sat 13-Jun-09 10:56:46


Deffo piss taking, surely no one cares that much about them anymore.

The Specials were . . . um . . . special 25 yrs ago though.

Molesworth Sat 13-Jun-09 11:01:33

Is it the original lineup, do you know?

<loves The Specials>

bellavita Sat 13-Jun-09 11:30:43

Hey, I saw the Specials the first time around (free tickets as my friends dad worked at Leeds Uni grin).

They were fab then....

I think it is a lot of money, but it depends on how badly you want to see them I suppose.

violethill Sat 13-Jun-09 11:34:00

Actually I was expecting worse when I clicked on the link.

Not cheap, but agree with bella, depends how much you want to see them

Aimsmum Sat 13-Jun-09 11:37:06

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IDidntRaiseAThief Sat 13-Jun-09 11:37:43

it is ALOT imo.

I paid £25 to see Elbow.

Paid £45 tho to see the Police 2 yrs back, but it was The Police.

It depends how bad you want to go, is Terry going to be there?

JoPie Sat 13-Jun-09 11:55:43

LOL. You don't know you're born! In Ireland it would be 3 times that price, easily. Miley tickets are over ?120 EACH here!!!

purepurple Sat 13-Jun-09 13:12:40

Ds, avid gig-goer says he would expect to pay 15 to 20 for this gig and this price for someone like Muse

I normally go herefor the whole weekend much better value

southeastastra Sat 13-Jun-09 13:14:30

no standard price nowadays, even sounds a bit cheap to me!

mumeeee Sat 13-Jun-09 15:49:02

Thats around what you pay for gigs now.

cookielove Sat 13-Jun-09 15:50:45

i think that is pretty reasonable

purepurple Sat 13-Jun-09 15:57:39

no it's not
Billy Bragg £16

editors £18

bloc party same venue £22.50

echo and the bunnymen £18 and a much better band

cookielove Sat 13-Jun-09 16:00:50

i've heard of no one on that list, and i have no idea who the op ones are!

but the cheapest i've got tickets is £20, and that was for dara o'brien, most gig/concerts are roughly £50 for me

ActivityApple Sat 13-Jun-09 16:03:53

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LovelyTinOfSpam Sat 13-Jun-09 16:18:58

I'd love to see the specials.

Not cheap but sounds OK really - they are legends - tickets will sell.

They have only just started performing together again haven't they - is this a series of one-off gigs - you might not get the chance to see them again.

purepurple Sat 13-Jun-09 16:29:04

But have you been to the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. It is tiny, your feet stick to the floor and the acoustics are not always great.
I could go and see Placebo, Nine Inch Nails for under £30 and Skunk Anansie for under £20. And only £15 for the Misfits.

I am not going to see The Specials. I am not paying that much.

queenrollo Sat 13-Jun-09 16:33:52

to answer Molesworth - it isn't the full original line up, there is no Jerry Dammers which according to my dp who is a huge Specials fan (and music geek)means it isn't a proper re-union.
They're playing at Glastonbury so we'll pop to see them.

MrsMuddle Sat 13-Jun-09 17:16:00

"Echo & the Bunnymen - a much better band"!?!?! I beg to disagree. wink

I'd have paid triple that to see the Specials when they were in Glasgow in April, but I couldn't get a ticket at any price. The concert has had 5-star reviews in every paper and it's probably your last chance to see them. They're all there apart from Jerry Dammers, who the rest of them seem to have fallen out with.

sweetcat Sat 13-Jun-09 17:28:41

Well, for what it's worth, my DH must be one of the biggest fans of The Specials and he went to see them in May in Manchester and paid around the same as you.

Apart from Jerry Dammers it is the original line up and he says it was the best gig he has ever seen, and he is a regular gig goer.

He was only 12 when they split so was too much too young (see what I did there grin) to see them then and so he would have paid a lot more.

Go on, you know you want to. I am seeing them at glastonbury, and Madness, can't wait!

MissSunny Sat 13-Jun-09 17:51:16

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purepurple Sat 13-Jun-09 21:18:21

Mrs Muddle, I have seen echo and the bunnymen 4 times and they never fail to please.
I saw Neville Staple a couple of years ago, and he was fantastic, so The Specials together probably would be good, but the venue is nothing great and i would not pay £35 to go.
in the words of a certain band "nobody is special"

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