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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-19-2007, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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So, the human race is doomed



Just when I think people can't get any dumber...

http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/50254085

I mean, you could have a stupid ol' JEM with money left over, or you could have tickets to see HANNAH MONTANA!
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Re: So, the human race is doomed

I take it you're not a parent?
You'd be suprised the lengths you're willing to go through just to make a kid happy.
Hell, I stayed in a horrible relationship for way too long, just on behalf of my step-daughter.

And this isn't new news. The same thing happened with the Wiggles or whatever the hell their name is. And there was the Tickle-Me-Elmo escapade.
I actually think it's kind of a beautiful thing. Here's these parents that could use their disposable income on themselves, but instead use it to make their kids happy.
Just my opinions.
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Re: So, the human race is doomed

more often than not it's all-too-typical bad, bad parenting.

overindulging kids and setting unrealistic expectations for grade-schoolers serves no purpose whatsoever (to the child), except to set them up to be insufficient adults. The temporary benefit is to the parent, who makes themselves feel adequate by doing such nonsense... glen

ps - sometimes non-parents are more objective and can teach "parents" a thing or two
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more often than not it's all-too-typical bad, bad parenting.

overindulging kids and setting unrealistic expectations for grade-schoolers serves no purpose whatsoever (to the child), except to set them up to be insufficient adults. The temporary benefit is to the parent, who makes themselves feel adequate by doing such nonsense... glen
Well, I'll concede slightly. I think it varies on an individual level. I'm sure some kids were being whiny brats and told, not asked, their parents that they were going to the concert. And I'm sure some parents did it just because they wanted to brag to other parents about how they got their kids tickets. But I have to believe that there are some parents out there who's hearts are in the right places when they spend a fortune on tickets.
"Let's see, I could get me some new golf clubs or that guitar I want, but instead I'll suprise my daughter with these tickets."
I have to believe that those sort of scenarios happen.
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ps - sometimes non-parents are more objective and can teach "parents" a thing or two
In my own experience, I have encountered just the opposite. Most non-parents think they know, but they have no idea until they themselves have children. Just my own experience, you mileage may vary.
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come on... there is experience and common sense. i said sometimes not most of the time.

buying a 3rd grader $3000 tix to some pop tart is as dumb as humans can be... glen
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I don't know. When I was in grade school my mom got tickets to a beach boys concert. It was the first time I was introduced to music, and I'll never forget it as long as I live. It wasn't too much longer after that concert that I asked for my first guitar.
I'm not saying $3000 dollars is a reasonable amount to pay to introduce your child to a live music experience. That's a stupid price to pay. But the article said the average price was $240. That's much more reasonable (if you have a disposable income). I'd pay that for my child. It's usually the "pop tarts" that get kids started in music, anyway. Not too many of us started out on Zepplin and Sabbath. Well, not anyone my age anyway.
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but that's the thing... you dont need to go to a concert to be introduced to music.

$240/tix for a gradeschooler entertainment is teaching the wrong values. that's $500 if one parent goes, $750 if both go, $1k if you bring a sibling. i can wager heavily most of these ticket buyers are not independently wealthy.

either way i do believe quickly dismissing what a non-parent says (without giving it thought) to me is counterproductive ...glen
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My Grandaughter wanted to see her for her birthday. I got up 10AM to Ticketcrapster a pair, they were already sold out. They sold out at presale. I looked on e-bay. $500 was average for a pair of so-so seats. I sent her a gift card for $250 so she could buy what she wanted [just not HM Tix] and told her to join the fan club so she can buy presale tickets next round!
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Rich is a grandad! Way cool!

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Who is Hannah Montana ? I mean seriously who is she?
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The real crime here is that Ticket Master allows ticket brokers the opportunity to buy and sell the damned things in the first place. I'm also surprised that the law doesn't get involved. Here in Michigan it is illegal to re-sell tickets for more than the face value of the ticket.

The artists don't help either. I have a ticket stub from Van Halen's tour in 2004. $89. I bought seats for the same section in the same arena for this year's tour and the price is $162 each.
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Who is Hannah Montana ? I mean seriously who is she?
If what I heard is right, she;s Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter. So if sht could sht, she would be it.
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my sister used to watch that show when we had disney channel, thank god we got rid of pay tv -.-
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Whats sad is the kids who are true fans of the show are probably missing out because of the insane prices.
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LOL I like the guy in the article who ran the high heel race on behalf of his boss who has a young daughter! Man, I'll bet he has a suck job if his boss can make him do that sh1t.
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