police tickets start at USD300 in Seattle

I read the NYT profile on the Police reunion Sunday – as an NPR/CSPAN junkie, this is the only way I get my music news, and even then, it’s a reunion tour. I said to Himself – “Ooh, I’d love to go to that show.” Himself, to his credit, jumped to it, fingers a-flyin in search of a Seattle date. Then he stopped and said, “Ahem.”

Prices for tickets at the smallish Key Arena start at 300+, and run to 1,300. Per seat.

I remember in my teenage days buying posters because the records were much more expensive, and I could hear the right songs on the radio. Concert tickets were a huge indulgence. Now for the first time since adulthood, I felt completely priced out of an event. Again, to Himself’s tremendous credit, he said he would fund it, that I could celebrate my late grandmother’s 99th birthday in style. But the pricing is obscene; her thrifty soul would not approve. And in truth, neither would I.

Boys, I wasn’t born in the 50’s, but I also wasn’t born yesterday.

update, 2/23: well, things weren’t as dire as earlier reported. A few google searches without himself uncovered a few seats under 150. The new peak price being asked, via reseller, was 4,250.



Filed under born in the 60s, concerts, greedy greedy greedy, Key Arena, Police, seattle, sting, The Police, ticket prices

5 responses to “police tickets start at USD300 in Seattle

  1. I think tix are slightly cheaper for Fenway…c’mon out here and we’ll mortgage our homes and go! I still have my ’83 Synchronicity tour t-shirt.

  2. Maybe, if the colors are still intact, you could sell the shirt as a collector’s item and come up with the cash for tix.

  3. I got mine @ $95 each for Fenway/Boston. Currently looking online for a “Zenyatta Mondatta” vintage tee…….

  4. Kerrie, you lucky duck. I think I’ll be spending the evening with my box set.

  5. I’m psyched to say the least. I’m going to get that box set this week.

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