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$3000-a-Ticket Concert Series in the Hamptons Fails Miserably

From a Dave Matthews fan:

I guess they cant sell any tickets!! i am against Dave doing this concert, so I have forwarded you an email that I received from the Fan Club:

 “Greetings from theWarehouse: We are pleased to invite you to join Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds for a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience this Saturday evening, July 28 in East Hampton, NY. As many of you may have heard, Dave and Tim are performing a semi-private benefit for the Ross School in East Hampton. We have just been offered a limited number [ha – see below] of specially priced tickets for the benefit concert which we areoffering to Warehouse members that have purchased Randall’s Island VIP tickets. The all-inclusive ticket includes luxurious seating, world class food featuring the BBQ stylings of executive chef Adam Perry Lang, a top shelf open bar, plus pre and post showentertainment. The tickets are extremely limited and will be sold first come-first serve at $250 per ticket/$500 per pair. All proceeds from this special ticket sale will benefit charity with half of the proceeds to benefit Dave Matthews’ Horton Foundation and the other

half to benefit Ross School. Dave and Tim tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 803-6644 and mentioning the access code “Trax”. For more information about the concert, please visit http://www.discoversocial.com”

 

Now for the back story: Social is a five concert series in the Hamptons this month designed to rope in all the Wall Street trash at vertigo-inducing prices, to wit, three grand a ticket. A five-concert pass was going for what must be an alltime record, $15,000…except as you can see from the above email, tickets have now been discounted at over 90%…and they’re still a ripoff. Maybe the new robber barons aren’t so stupid after all: money may be no object, but nobody likes to come off as a sucker, which is what anyone who’s just plopped down $3 – I mean $3000 – for Dave Matthews looks like.  

July 25, 2007 - Posted by | Culture, Music, Rant

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