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Old October 12 2009, 06:39 PM   #31
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^My last tickets for the Coyotes were acquired in a similar manner. The owner of the company I work for had season tickets as part of a sponsorship deal. When they decided that they weren't going to the game, they rememberred that I like watching hockey, so they called and offered me their 4 tickets for that night at no charge. The face value on the tickets was something like $80 or $90 each.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:07 PM   #32
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I don't tend to spend big money on one-off events like concerts or sporting events (or even generally on lots of vacations/holidays), preferring to spend on items I can use many times. The exception to this rule are restaurants, and I've been known to run some up big bills there. But I don't think that quite falls under the spirit of the thread.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:30 PM   #33
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I don't tend to spend big money on one-off events like concerts or sporting events (or even generally on lots of vacations/holidays), preferring to spend on items I can use many times. The exception to this rule are restaurants, and I've been known to run some up big bills there. But I don't think that quite falls under the spirit of the thread.
Opposite here ~ for the last couple of years we've had events/trips away as birthday/Christmas pressies. We've done Les Mis in the West End, Waiting for Godot with Patrick Stewart, and Bill Bailley live. The tickets, the transport and the accommodation do add up but I consider the excitement of the build up, the planning of the trip and the memories to be invaluable ~ especially with a great friend who you don't see that often. Oh and the gigs were good too ~ forgot about The Main Event! And things like this you only kick yourself if you miss. Money is for enjoying.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:34 PM   #34
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I think about £30 on seeing a stand up comedian... I don't remember who, so it was probably something I should regret.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:36 PM   #35
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Probably about 100,000 lire to see Aida at the Arena di Verona, 10 years ago. At the time, I was a penniless student and it seemed like a lot of money.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:42 PM   #36
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I don't tend to spend big money on one-off events like concerts or sporting events (or even generally on lots of vacations/holidays), preferring to spend on items I can use many times. The exception to this rule are restaurants, and I've been known to run some up big bills there. But I don't think that quite falls under the spirit of the thread.
Opposite here ~ for the last couple of years we've had events/trips away as birthday/Christmas pressies. We've done Les Mis in the West End, Waiting for Godot with Patrick Stewart, and Bill Bailley live. The tickets, the transport and the accommodation do add up but I consider the excitement of the build up, the planning of the trip and the memories to be invaluable ~ especially with a great friend who you don't see that often. Oh and the gigs were good too ~ forgot about The Main Event! And things like this you only kick yourself if you miss. Money is for enjoying.
The last sentence I can wholeheartedly agree with... I just feel a slight sense of waste when I spend it on one-offs. When I spend it on indulgences that last a while I don't have that sense. For instance, I suspect few on the board spend what I do on clothes, but for me it's not excessive because I get to enjoy them for the many years that they last. Whereas a holiday would be over in a couple of weeks.

What's definitely important is enjoying it, though! And that just varies for different people.
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Old October 12 2009, 07:51 PM   #37
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We paid $385 (tickets and booking fees) for 2 tickets to the Twins/Yankees game tonight. Not the most I've paid, but for tickets that had a $30 face value, it was a lot.
While I was watching that, I wondered if you were there. To bad the Metrodome had to go out on such a sour note.

Question though - Will the Vikings be playing there next year or are they getting a new field too?
Yeah, I was there. Had I waited, I could have gotten those tickets for less than half of what I paid, but I wanted to make sure I had tickets. Glad I got to see the final game at the Dome, but I'm looking forward to the new stadium. I'll probably overpay for tickets there, too.

The Vikes have a contract to play in the Metrodome until 2011. After that, they'll probalby have to negotiate a new lease. They're trying to get a new stadium, but so far they've gotten nowhere.
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Old October 12 2009, 08:32 PM   #38
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Just recently got front row seats for Cirque du Soliel for just about $100, totally worth it!
Which show did you see?

When we go to CDS we always buy the Tapis Rouge tickets. The pre-party and intermission desserts are excellent.

My daughter and I are seeing Ovo in February. Those tickets were $250 each.
We saw Alegria. The travelling show came through our town recently. I've never seen CDS before and was quite blownaway. Very impressive! Not sure how that show compares to others but we were very happy!

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Alegria is a good one. If you ever go to Las Vegas, check out Ka at the MGM. Of all the shows I've seen, that's my favorite. We probably paid $300 a ticket for that.
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I don't tend to spend big money on one-off events like concerts or sporting events (or even generally on lots of vacations/holidays), preferring to spend on items I can use many times. The exception to this rule are restaurants, and I've been known to run some up big bills there. But I don't think that quite falls under the spirit of the thread.
Opposite here ~ for the last couple of years we've had events/trips away as birthday/Christmas pressies. We've done Les Mis in the West End, Waiting for Godot with Patrick Stewart, and Bill Bailley live. The tickets, the transport and the accommodation do add up but I consider the excitement of the build up, the planning of the trip and the memories to be invaluable ~ especially with a great friend who you don't see that often. Oh and the gigs were good too ~ forgot about The Main Event! And things like this you only kick yourself if you miss. Money is for enjoying.
The last sentence I can wholeheartedly agree with... I just feel a slight sense of waste when I spend it on one-offs. When I spend it on indulgences that last a while I don't have that sense. For instance, I suspect few on the board spend what I do on clothes, but for me it's not excessive because I get to enjoy them for the many years that they last. Whereas a holiday would be over in a couple of weeks.

What's definitely important is enjoying it, though! And that just varies for different people.
Oh honey, I think we all know about your fetish But you buy expensive clothes, you appreciate expensive clothes and you enjoy expensive clothes ~ and you look damn good in them too Quality and style will always last.

I enjoy remembering smoked salmon and poached eggs for breakfast after a night in a four poster bed in Brighton... each to their own I think
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Old October 12 2009, 09:41 PM   #40
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I enjoy remembering smoked salmon and poached eggs for breakfast after a night in a four poster bed in Brighton... each to their own I think
So would that qualify as salmon chanted evening then?
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Old October 12 2009, 09:49 PM   #41
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I enjoy remembering smoked salmon and poached eggs for breakfast after a night in a four poster bed in Brighton... each to their own I think
So would that qualify as salmon chanted evening then?

That joke's gonna kipper me giggling all evening
Go fish pun thread...
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Old October 12 2009, 09:57 PM   #42
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:facepalm:

Holy Mackerel....
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Old October 12 2009, 10:00 PM   #43
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98 € a ticket for Paul McCartney in 2003. That's about as high as I would go, but at the time I thought it might be his last tour. Also, those were seats in the best category. It was totally worth it. But I'm glad that he charged less in 2004.
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Old October 12 2009, 10:03 PM   #44
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I didn't pay, but the most expensive ticket that I've ever used was about $1,500 off of eBay for Game 3 of the 2007 World Series in Denver. Horrible seats too!
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I enjoy remembering smoked salmon and poached eggs for breakfast after a night in a four poster bed in Brighton... each to their own I think
So would that qualify as salmon chanted evening then?

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Go fish pun thread...
I'm glad I could kelp out. But are you sure you can hake any more of it? Haven't we all haddock enough? I admit, though, it's better than sitting around downloading prawn off the 'net...
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