8:05 pm - 01/14/2019

Some Wanna One concert tickets are being sold 90x-times (~9.7K USD) higher than the original price

source: balloon_wanted, naver

What was your most expensive concert?
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rosiemotleymind 14th-Jan-2019 07:22 pm (UTC)
I never understand how this is legal to resell this high. And who is actually buying them?

My most expensive concert was BTS of course. Those losers better be happy that I dropped money on them and not Beychella. Outside of concerts Hamilton was the next most expensive but I got good seats and it was worth it. I cried at both ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
belintuchiha 14th-Jan-2019 07:28 pm (UTC)
Kpop concerts in South America are SUPER cheap, which is why it always surprises me how expensive they are elsewhere.

My most expensive concert was Simple Plan but also cause I bought some passes that allowed a pizza party with them, they bought the fans pizza and soda, we hang around with them for an hour, take pictures, etc. It was a great experience, the best prob.
ohbubbajoan 14th-Jan-2019 09:12 pm (UTC)
Kpop concerts in South America are SUPER cheap
not in brasil

you simple plan experience sounds amazing
shazz_chan 14th-Jan-2019 07:52 pm (UTC)
Me and my friend once paid £500 for Paul McCartney tickets in 2009. That's been the most expensive gig so far. It was def worth it but I wouldn't pay that much again LOL BTS was prob second cos I went to both dates.
vintage_boom 14th-Jan-2019 08:30 pm (UTC)
daaaaaamn some people are really shameless but also if someone is willing to pay that much for a ticket I'd gladly give mine up. they clearly have more money than common sense.

most expensive was probably McFly because it meant I had to extend a work trip for a week to stay in London. was fun but pricey.
lil_poisonfrog 14th-Jan-2019 08:46 pm (UTC)
they clearly have more money than common sense

I'd say this about anyone who throws money at a produce group tbh
meriumi 14th-Jan-2019 08:36 pm (UTC)
There's a saying in my language that goes something along the lines of "the stupid one is not the one who names the price, but the one who pays it." Still, I can't help but side-eye this kind of behavior not to mention those mind-boggling prices.

My most if not expensive then regrettable concert experience must have one by Muse. The ticket wasn't that expensive (~60 €?), but getting it shipped to France where I was studying and also getting train tickets from the small village we happened to have a workshop in during that same week tallied up to a total of almost 150 € (not that much, but a lot to pay for nothing).
I misinterpreted the map and walked in the wrong direction (I didn't have internet on my phone so I was unable to check), thus missing my initial train. I then got to Lyon with the next one only to find out that my connecting train was late by 2 bloody hours. After finally arriving back in my exchange city I ran to the tram and got to the stadium just to see everyone walk out as the concert had just ended. And to top everything off I didn't even apply for a refund from SNCF since I figured I couldn't get it as I didn't yet understand you had to stamp your tickets when getting on trains.
gigabytexx 14th-Jan-2019 08:48 pm (UTC)
Goddd i feel sad for you. That's really heartbreaking :(((
In my currency €150 is A LOT. Very. That must be an experience you'd never forget.
chibi_rei 14th-Jan-2019 08:50 pm (UTC)
My most expensive ticket was probably some Kpop meet and greet here in the US. So either Wonder Girls/2PM, 2PM, or Epik High. I don't think I ever paid more than 100,000 won ($100) in Korea for a ticket (excluding tax and shipping).
gigabytexx 14th-Jan-2019 08:56 pm (UTC)
I've only been to 3 concerts in my life and since celebrities only come to capital city (or none at all, they came to neighbor countries) so I knew I'm gonna spend a lot of money to pay planes and other accommodations, so I make sure to purchase the most expensive concert ticket. Be it standing or vip, basically i want it as close as it possible to the stage.
And so the amount I've spent are all similar to each other.

I think for me it's comparable between One Ok Rock and BTS.. i think BTS waste more expenses bec of the dang army bomb I bought LOL also the ticket price is slightly higher.
hpn88 14th-Jan-2019 09:12 pm (UTC)
i guess if you're a fan this is the last concert they will ever do but damn $10k is like a year of college at some places
rougepoison 14th-Jan-2019 09:28 pm (UTC)
Most expensive tickets were probably that failed Kpop Convention in Toronto about 3 years ago with SHINee. Just a bad experience all around with failed lineups/organisation.

We drove from Montreal to Toronto for it so about 6+ hours.

Only good thing to come out of it is that we went to Canada's Wonderland the next day and had a blast.
921227 14th-Jan-2019 09:31 pm (UTC)
I saw both Miley Cyrus & the Jonas brothers in concert when they were at their peak & those tickets were pretty pricey

I spun like 400$ when i saw B1A4

juhli 14th-Jan-2019 09:33 pm (UTC)
This made me look for the tweet i saw earlier of a bride asking if it's possible to have a wedding and go to the concert on the same day lol.

ohbubbajoan 14th-Jan-2019 10:46 pm (UTC)
premonitioner 14th-Jan-2019 11:34 pm (UTC)
this is why I like the Japanese lottery system for concert tickets tbh. Your ticket is attached to your photo ID AND you cannot resell the tickets yourself, only release it back to the concert promoters who will do multiple lotteries including ones a week before the event.

My most expensive concert was Utada Hikaru's 2018 tour, and I was in the rafter seats for $110 and after that SNSD's SMTown week concert in 2013 at $97.
chikage_chan 15th-Jan-2019 08:08 am (UTC)
Idk what magic Japanese lottery system that is, but I definitely haven’t experienced it lol

I’ve been going to concerts in Japan for 6+ years and I’ve bought tickets both through official lottery, other fans or from friends, and I never had any problem getting in the venue. I refuse to pay for much more than the original price, but you can definitely find many cases when people put abusive prices. Most recently you could easily find BTS Love yourself tour tickets selling for like 100k yen.

The only instances I was ever asked for ID were some fanmeets, but even in those occasions it was clearly announced that they would check everyone’s identity and I still saw people reselling and lending their personal documents to the buyers.
wafflesnmilk 14th-Jan-2019 11:47 pm (UTC)
I don’t know what possessed me but I spent an obscene amount of money for concert tickets on multiple occasions last year lol.

So in Japan for some concerts you got to buy CDs/Blu-rays to get serial codes to even apply for a CHANCE to buy the concert ticket in question. I grossly overestimated my luck and only bought 20 CDs for the first round of ticketing and of course failed to get any tickets since the group ended up selling >150k CDs during that lottery period and their concerts was 2 nights only in a hall with 8k capacity(I won’t even get into the fuckery that’s Japanese organisers just straight up refusing money by not putting their popular act in bigger venues lmao).

Anyway so after failing that first round, I couldn’t get any tickets in the general(no serial codes) lottery nor the general sales either so I bit my tongue and bought tickets from one of my fandom contacts after much musing. I won’t list the actual price cause it hurts my heart but it was the price of all the CDs she bought (50+) and the original price of the ticket (10+k yen) so yea you can work it out haha and this was only for 1 ticket and she didn’t even jack the price up. This is before all my travel expenses and money I accidentally splruged on goods. I’m not particularly proud of the escapade but I guess I’d regret too if I chose to not go so yolo i guess lmao.

Edit: Also to add to the injury the tickets I got wasn’t even good tickets since seating for most concerts in JP is completely random, arena seats were going for nearly double what I paid *_*, I was looking at buying kpop stuffs last week and just realised how everything is SO MUCH CHEAPER lol and at least concerts in Korea don’t have ID checks.

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chikage_chan 15th-Jan-2019 08:13 am (UTC)
“(I won’t even get into the fuckery that’s Japanese organisers just straight up refusing money by not putting their popular act in bigger venues lmao)“

This, I’m still mad they stuck SVT in freaking Nakano Sunplaza the first time they came here, tickets were reselling for 50k minimum then! I was lucky to hit for one day, but I know many people from the fanclub that never got to go.
ssantigurrl 15th-Jan-2019 12:13 am (UTC)
big bang's alive tour was $300 for me but there was a lightstick, little baggy and t-shirt that came with it which was nice
nana_the_dwarf 15th-Jan-2019 12:29 am (UTC)
Been to several concerts from MuBank too Madonna to The Cure, but tbh the best experiences have been in smaller and more intimate places. They're usually with indie or emerging artists, but I've been able to catch some gigs by some of my favorite artists for free or very little money.

I really regret not being able to see Soshi live though. At the time, I couldn't rationalize traveling to another country just to see a group, but now I wish I had, so I can kinda understand these fans shelling out so much money to see their group if it's a last resort. These resellers are fucked up though.

Edited at 2019-01-15 12:32 am (UTC)
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