Mudcat Café message #3014877 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #133063   Message #3014877
Posted By: C-flat
25-Oct-10 - 08:44 AM
Thread Name: Fees (concert admission prices)
Subject: Fees
In a current thread about Vin Garbutt there's comment (unchecked) stating that Vin insists that the venue does not charge less than 10 per ticket, regardless of whether his fee is guaranteed by the venue.
I can only assume his logic being that anyone who pays at least 10 for a ticket is coming to listen, whereas a token 1 or 2 entry, subsidised by the venue or whatever, may guarantee a full house but not necessarily a good audience?
To be fair to him, he's paid his dues over the years and should be able to expect a little respect from a crowd, and a paltry entrance fee could attract the merely "curious" or even "disinterested", but should he be expected to take that in his stride and win them over?
Or is it fair to set pricing so that he's only "preaching to the converted"?
Maybe there's some other reason altogether that I've failed to see?