Bruce Springsteen Fans Furious Over Ticket Prices

Bruce Springsteen die-hards are besides themselves with the way the new Ticketmaster ticket pricing has left more fans deciding where to pay their rent or catch the E Street Band. The Asbury Park Press reported that with several of the initial onsales happening last week, “the price of some floor seats rose to more than $4,000 due to the Ticketmaster dynamic pricing system, which adjusts the price in real time due to demand. . . The base price for the shows was $60 to $399 on Wednesday (July 20th).”

Ticketmaster’s official website explained the concept of “Dynamic Pricing,” also called “Platinum Seats,” as enabling market-based pricing (adjusting prices according to supply and demand) for live event tickets, similar to how airline tickets and hotel rooms are sold.”

E Street Band member Steve Van Zandt was asked on Twitter about the ticket situation and responded by posting: “I have nothing whatsoever to do with the price of tickets. Nothing. Nada. Niente. Bubkis.”

Bruce Springsteen admits that well over 50 years into his performing career, whether it’s a festival crowd of 200,000 or a club gig in front of 75 people, hitting the stage has never failed to excite and inspire him: “It’s like you come out and you fall in love every night in some way. When you’re doing it right, it’s like a rebirth, y’know? It’s not a repetition — it’s a renewal — so that involves something happening every night for the first time. And, amazingly enough, it’s like your first kiss in that there’s something in playing. There were thousands of other times, but still when you come out there’s some element of the first time that’s very, very present. And it keeps you very open and present and it’s what people feel.”

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