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Thread #133063   Message #3015607
Posted By: Mo the caller
26-Oct-10 - 06:41 AM
Thread Name: Fees (concert admission prices)
Subject: RE: Fees (concert admission prices)
The suggestion that a venue in one place would be empty at 12 and another packed a 7 is surely irrelevant. If it is a club subsidising the guest nights from club night takings it can make the event 'ticket only' and give preference to it's regulars. That's what a club is about, surely. You support it regularly and uses it's reserves to put on acts you want.
And the price of petrol these days would outweigh any savings unless the two venues were close. In which case maybe the artist should not accept 2 bookings without telling them so that they can consult on whether there is enough audience for both.

But comparing a commercial venue with a club is like comparing apples and melons. Audience should realise that and not feel agrieved.
Hmm .. maybe the artist realises it too and wants to play in the commercial venues, and thinks that appearing elsewhere for less would spoil his chances.