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ProThonThom

Best line up of the year thus far!

Phil

It's the ultimate irony that the group of bands being paid tribute made music with a completely egalitarian ethos and the tickets have already multiplied 6x in cost. All ages $5 hardcore matinee shows a la Minor Threat and Fugazi have been rendered a virtual impossibility by modern scalping practices. The unscrupulous profiteers have sacked underground. That being said, I'd pay good money to see a high school orchestra play a Fugazi cover set, so I'll still fork out, but man that's a wicked burn. Our band could be your life... if you're filthy rich. Amazing line up though and awesome concept. The book rivals Lester Bangs for best rock n roll piece of literature ever in my mind.

Michael Azerrad

1. A little math: 6x$5= $30, not $25
2. Those hardcore matinees didn't have 13 bands.
3. You can still easily see shows — at least in Brooklyn — for $5, $6 every night of the week.
4. Shows at major venues like the Bpwery Ballroom were never the equivalent of $5.
5. The price of the ticket to see Our Band Could Be Your Concert had nothing to do with scalpers.
6. Finally, $25 is not a price for the "filthy rich."
C'mon man, get real, check your facts, know what you're talking about before posting in a public forum. Thanks.

Phil

Sorry, I think I missed my mark on that comment. I was lamenting the fact that the concert sold out within 20 minutes and tickets immediately popped up on StubHub for $150. You are absolutely right that $25 is incredibly reasonable. It's just a bummer that prices can be driven sky high by dudes gobbling up tickets to a show they don't intend to go to.

Michael Azerrad

Thanks for the clarification, Phil. I'm really sorry that you got shut out of the show. I'd like to know how many tickets are up on StubHub. I'd also like to know who put them there.

Michael Azerrad

Turns out there are 24 tickets on StubHub. Not as bad as I feared. Most are going for $119, which is precisely 94 more dollars than they should be going for, not counting the various extortionate add-on fees.

francisca

are there still tickets available???

Greg

damnn turns out I'm flying to New York on the 22th of May. The show is sold out. Is there a different way to get a ticket? Really want to go!

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