Would you pay double to see a classic like Springsteen play ONLY His Old Stuff?

How many times have you gone to see a musician that has a library of 20-40 incredible classic songs, pay huge money for the tickets and then endure over half the songs off the new album they just put out with songs you’d never heard of?

You’re standing in the audience expecting to hear Rosalita and Badlands and three or four songs in a row go by and there isn’t a single song you recognize.

Before everyone jumps down my throat, I completely understand the need to grow as an artist and explore and create new stuff so you can satisfy your own desire to create.  I get that.  When I feel like the blog has been stagnant and we haven’t come up with new ideas in a while I get extremely irritable and it’s when we break new ground or stories that I feel most satisfied with the work we’re doing.

But what I’m talking about is strictly from the consumer’s standpoint.

Would you as a consumer be willing to pay double for a ticket to a classic band if they promised a complete show of pure top number one hits and nothing new?

Because I rarely go to concerts any more, I would.

Wouldn’t it be great if say Springsteen alternated years where one year he does the classics tour and then the following year he plays a mix of classics and new stuff?

About Joey C

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6 Responses to Would you pay double to see a classic like Springsteen play ONLY His Old Stuff?

  1. Kevin says:

    When he gets old(er) he can save the hits for his ‘oldies’ tour….they all do !

    • Joey C says:

      listen negative nancy, just try to use your imagination for two seconds and replace the word springsteen with whoever your favorite classic band was.

  2. Ok, “d” head. your right. iF I WANTED TO GO SEE THE CLASH NOW I WOULD WANT TO HEAR THE CLASSICS. BUT TO BE REALISTIC. THEY CHANGE JUST LIKE ME AND YOU. tHEY ARE TRYING TO SELL THEIR NEW ALBUM. In my humble opinnion, i liked GMG Gloucester a little better 2 years ago than i do now. but i still like gmg. things change. we don’t.

  3. Linda Colman says:

    Testy, boys. Testy.

  4. Lauren~Ashly Suchecki says:

    I was at the Springsteen concert & he was amazing! Thought he did a good job of mixing the new stuff with the old. The encore was loaded with old songs. That being said though, I think I would pay a bit extra to see a show of all old songs. 27th time seeing him live. Always a great show!!!!

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