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Just heard the reason they are doing Glastonbury is the tickets can't be sold on from touts so rolling stones make the money nobody else

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why do people even care 'why' they are doing it? ... Just be pleased that they are doing it!

Agreed just saying

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it's quite funny that after all these months on these boards of people saying 'fuck the Stones' 'greedy bastards' 'they don't deserve to headline if they don't want to' 'give their spot to somebody who loves the festival' etc etc it turns out that they're doing it for the regular fee and actually seem pretty excited about doing it. warms my heart somewhat. just hope the performance shows it!

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:lol:

I'm flying to Chicago and home from New Orleans later this year and my flights cost that all in. Give or take a tenner.

We did it last year same journey, you will have an amazing time

Go see washboard Chaz on Frenchmen or myisha lake

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We did it last year same journey, you will have an amazing time

Go see washboard Chaz on Frenchmen or myisha lake

Ah. Just the man then! Will be hitting you up for some info Chaz!

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it's quite funny that after all these months on these boards of people saying 'fuck the Stones' 'greedy bastards' 'they don't deserve to headline if they don't want to' 'give their spot to somebody who loves the festival' etc etc it turns out that they're doing it for the regular fee and actually seem pretty excited about doing it. warms my heart somewhat. just hope the performance shows it!

The fact remains that they are a bunch of greedy c**ts

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I really do hope I'm not on shift during the Stones. Waited too long to see them, and I cannot afford the Hyde Park show!

Oh, and :fuck: to you for the prices you charge Jagger & co!

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The fact remains that they are a bunch of greedy c**ts

if i was in the position they're in i'd be a greedy c**t too! not that that's at all justifying these ridiculous ticket prices, but if people are willing to pay these ridiculous prices (which they clearly are) then why charge any less? i wonder just how far they could push the prices up before even the wealthy would say 'wait a minute!'

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Just heard the reason they are doing Glastonbury is the tickets can't be sold on from touts so rolling stones make the money nobody else

That makes perfect sense.

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Ah. Just the man then! Will be hitting you up for some info Chaz!

From what I saw earlier on Twitter, Chazeboy has been doing some knocking up of his own.

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From what I saw earlier on Twitter, Chazeboy has been doing some knocking up of his own.

Hahahaha indeed, team watson is gonna be +1 this year well +0.5 still be baking at the time

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So from what it looks like I've gathered that The Rolling Stones have took a sort of T in the Park approach to selling tickets. They announce a single date before their tour to get hype started, lots of people talking and one of the biggest gigs of the years. Knowing fine well Glastonbury had already sold out it worked to their advantage as people would be thinking "Oh i'd really like to go see The Rolling Stones" as the hype starts to slowly die down from the announcement they thought "Hell we will announce the rest now". Que thousands of people thinking that they couldn't see The Rolling Stones but now will be due to the added dates on the tour.


Don't know if this has been brought up before but it genuinely looks like Glastonbury played part in their promotion of the tour. This worst part is that it will have worked well.

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So from what it looks like I've gathered that The Rolling Stones have took a sort of T in the Park approach to selling tickets. They announce a single date before their tour to get hype started, lots of people talking and one of the biggest gigs of the years. Knowing fine well Glastonbury had already sold out it worked to their advantage as people would be thinking "Oh i'd really like to go see The Rolling Stones" as the hype starts to slowly die down from the announcement they thought "Hell we will announce the rest now". Que thousands of people thinking that they couldn't see The Rolling Stones but now will be due to the added dates on the tour.

Don't know if this has been brought up before but it genuinely looks like Glastonbury played part in their promotion of the tour. This worst part is that it will have worked well.

Does it matter?

I get what you're saying, but they're not the first and won't be the last band to use a Glasto appearance to boost their own worth. Glasto have pulled a massive coup and got the Rolling Stones for cheap.

Now if the Stones feel they need to milk the rich and insane to balance out playing Glasto then I'm all for it.

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Does it matter?

I get what you're saying, but they're not the first and won't be the last band to use a Glasto appearance to boost their own worth. Glasto have pulled a massive coup and got the Rolling Stones for cheap.

Now if the Stones feel they need to milk the rich and insane to balance out playing Glasto then I'm all for it.

No it doesn't matter either way. I had just made an observation which i only realised when i was reading through some of the comments on here. I couldn't care less either but i realised how much of a smart move it was for them to announce the Glastonbury date first and then announce the rest of them.

It was also beneficial for the festival too because in a fallow year they obviously don't get alot of converge and from the fact that they announced The Stones it's brought the festival back into light again.

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No it doesn't matter either way. I had just made an observation which i only realised when i was reading through some of the comments on here. I couldn't care less either but i realised how much of a smart move it was for them to announce the Glastonbury date first and then announce the rest of them.

It was also beneficial for the festival too because in a fallow year they obviously don't get alot of converge and from the fact that they announced The Stones it's brought the festival back into light again.

Not really Glastonbury is Glastonbury. The stones should be proud to be apart of it. They are doing it for the money. Playing Glastonbury raises there profile and album sales will go up. You would be a fool to think otherwise

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Not really Glastonbury is Glastonbury. The stones should be proud to be apart of it. They are doing it for the money. Playing Glastonbury raises there profile and album sales will go up. You would be a fool to think otherwise

Yeah i've seen the numbers for the album sales and so on after Glastonbury. But regardless the point i was trying to make previously was that Glastonbury is obviously a big thing for the Eavis' (The farm first ofcourse) and like anyone they want to see their festival do well. They by this point know that sales isn't a problem as it has been selling comfortably for the past few years but it is more the idea that they see the festival being spoken about and being given recognition on a large scale. The Rolling Stones helped achieve that for them but all The Rolling Stones wanted was the money and that's it.

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Just heard the reason they are doing Glastonbury is the tickets can't be sold on from touts so rolling stones make the money nobody else

No wonder Neil went, he couldn't compete with insight like this Mike.

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Hyde park must be one of the worst places to watch a gig these days. Not heard a good word about it for years now.

Who are all these people willing to pay hundreds of pounds to see the Stones there? Can't blame the band if people are stupid enough to do it I guess!

Stones tickets are £95 according to the official site! Would be interesting to see if someone on here was seeing them both at Glastonbury and Hyde Park, give us a comparison afterwards!

I'm one of the people "stupid enough" to pay to see The Stones in Hyde Park as well... Ive paid £95 for GA ticket, Im not bothered about getting that close these days to be honest. £95.00 for a big band at a gig like this isnt a million miles away from what a lot of people charge so no grumbling on that account from me.

Really wanted to go to the O2 last year but couldnt afford to.

I was at Hyde Park for Blur last year, a little way behind the sound desk, I thought the sound was pretty good as well? Ive been to hundreds and hundreds of gigs both indoors and out and I really didt think the sound was as bad as Ive heard a number of people say.

And... that Glastonbury compared to Hyde Park review of The Stones, I'll drop something after the Hype Park gig in a new thread.

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