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What are you willing to pay?

My kids enjoy going to concerts.

I went to a couple and needed binoculars to see the stage.

For me to get a good seat is way to expensive.

I am not saying that they are not worth it, I wold prefer to buy a new fishing rod.

The US Figure Skating Finals are in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The good seats going for around $150.

Now, I am not that much into skating, but my wife loves it.

All of the good tickets are gone so, although I offered she said no...not worth the money for marginal seats.

Now, If I take and replaced skating with my favorite band for the same seating would I go...

NO!  The fishing rod will win out.

But for those that enjoy that I am glad...keeps my lakes less busy


Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • January 22 2016 03:58PM


I am one of those rare souls who absolutely loves live events.  I would pay the ridiculous prices of good seats and have many times.  I usually use my business connections to acquire them, but occassionally have had to pay an outrageous amount.  I get that some people would just as soon watch these events on TV or not go, lucky we are all different!  Good Post.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 4 years ago

 , I so agree with you on this decision!   Maybe it is an age thing... but I know Robert May , is correct in getting out to see the people even if it is at a crazy crowded event... that cost an arm and a leg!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) over 4 years ago

Good luck with your fishing.  It sounds like that is what you prefer.

Posted by Linda Guess, Branson area real estate sales. (Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO) over 4 years ago

     Back in the day, I bought concert tickets to the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, and countless other shows typically for $6 or $8.  It was usually "festival seating", meaning that you could make your way to the front if you got there early. 

     Today, those bands do "nostalgia tours" for $200 a pop!

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 4 years ago


It looks like your having a great day fishing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Ahh the personal quiet time depicted quite well I believe.  Make it a great weekend.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 4 years ago

yep, better seats for free, sitting in front of my computer watching most bands on youtube.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago

Good morning William.  I haven't been fishing or hunting in several years.  The desire is there but the body is just saying. "are you nuts, you have a tough time just walking around the house."  So I follow what the old bod tells me and I just watch TV or go for a short walk.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 4 years ago

Good morning William. I wish I could have a good seat at the skatin g but will be watching from my living room tonight.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Bill, I am with you.  I don't like crowds and I like something more tangible for my money

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

Money and how it is spent certainly has changed directions with me over the years.  When I was young, it was about collecting and acquiring material things. Now, I'm trying to get rid of that stuff, and spend more on good experiences, which don't clutter up my rooms and closets!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

I'm like Fred Griffin , remembering getting in cheap and making my way to the front William Feela . Today... I'd rather snuggle on the couch with my Bride and a bowl of popcorn.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago