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Are Fans Justified In Being Upset At Bruce Springsteen?

Bruce Springsteen charges upwards of $2000 a ticket for his latest tour. Some fans are upset that he is betraying his working-class roots

Bruce Springsteen is known for being the voice of the voiceless and a champion of everyday working-class Americans. The only problem is that most working folks can’t afford his exorbitant ticket prices.

Bruce Springsteen Alienating Fans With His Prices

Bruce Springsteen is known for long and emotional concerts that go on for hours. At 72, The Boss still has it, but some fans worry that he is becoming increasingly out of touch with his roots as his concert prices spike. 

One fan shared that she would have to spend over $4,000.

Some fans are responding that the $2000 tickets are for the VIP front row and that there are still tickets available for the measly sum of $150.

That’s still 10 hours’ worth of work for someone making $15/hr.  The reality is that Bruce lost touch with the working man a long time ago. He is a multi-millionaire who lives in exclusive mansions and sprawling estates.

And according to one tweeter, he’s a tax cheat.

It isn’t just The Boss

Everyone is charging an arm and a leg for tickets

On the one hand, I get it. These concerts are elaborate shows with lights and other equipment that requires dozens of people to work them. But also, you’re risking alienating diehard fans and making concerts an elite activity reserved for the very few. 

I paid about $150 for nosebleed seats to the Red Hot Chili Peppers a few weeks back. It was a great show, but the entire outing cost me around $300, factoring in parking, food, liquor, etc. 

My advice? Search out bands that play at smaller venues. There are a lot of up-and-coming artists who don’t charge gigantic amounts of money for shows.

Are you a fan of the Boss? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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