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01 October 2008

Bruce and Billy for Barack! Coming to NYC [More:]

Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel tagteaming for the Obama campaign in a couple of weeks.

NYC Bunnies - this is primarily for you.
And I just happen to have 10k laying around, so this is perfect!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 01 October | 12:15
Oh, ooooooooops - is it a "pay a ton of money to see them" type thing?

If so, apologies.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 01 October | 12:23
Actually, according to the article, tickets start at $500.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 01 October | 12:28
Chee-rist. This is a lamey-lame post. Sorry, kids.

MODS - delete, plesae. Merci.
posted by Lipstick Thespian 01 October | 12:34
I saw Billy Joel once, someone gave me tickets for my 18th birthday (another someone gave me tickets to Tori Amos, so it was a great piano birthday). He had just broken up with Christie Brinkley, and said "this is what I think about marriage, you know what I'm talking about" and played ACDC's "Highway to Hell" (him on 2nd guitar, had a roadie as Angus). I liked him a little bit less after that.
posted by goo 01 October | 13:04
I bet it'll be one heck of a concert!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 01 October | 13:07
Yeah, think I'll wait for the $150 DVD. Then again...
posted by Hellbient 01 October | 14:26
I should run for president. Think of the dream line-ups you could ask for!

I think mine would be Amanda Palmer sitting in with NIN.
posted by stilicho 01 October | 18:30
If I had a little more money, I'd pay to go. It's a fundraiser, after all - and I'd pay that much just to see Bruce (not that big a Billy fan, but he'll sure energize the tri-state's quite a pairing).

I think regular Bruce tickets were about $125 last fall when we saw them. With a ridiculously expensive (but awesomely cool and well-loved) baseball T thrown in, and some $8 beers and dinner beforehand and gas to get to the show and back, I think we were into it for $200 each. And that wasn't a fundraiser - well, not any more than Bruce's usual shows are, since he is a big donor.

Bruce fans will pay it - they won't bat an eye. Routinely, on backstreets, I see people talking about how they scored tickets to sold-out shows for $300, $400. There are plenty of people who can and will afford it. And a fair number who can't, but will anyway.

As I often say, Bruce has to be just about the only artist who I can pay $125 to see - that's a buttload of money for me - and still walk away saying "That was totally worth it."
posted by Miko 01 October | 19:57
Gah! I keep doing this! Are there any NY bunnies who like Jonathan Richman || "When you stage a train wreck of this magnitude, then I don't feel bad for you".