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The high price of fandom

2012-10-30 14:43
Being a fan is a costly business, isn't it?

We're generally willing to spend whatever it costs to get our hands on the music, memorabilia and merchandise of our favourite artists. This is never more apparent than when fans spend cold, hard cash on concert tickets.

How much are you willing to spend on concert tickets?

All my friends know I'd gladly spend up to R2000 for a VIP ticket to see either The Foo Fighters or Justin Bieber. Odd combination, I know. Let's just say my taste in music is eclectic.

So yesterday it was revealed that Bon Jovi will be performing in SA in May 2013. It also came to light that UK fans will pay only about half as much as South African fans will pay to see them on their Because We Can world tour.

South Africans are paying between R300 and R1000 for tickets while Brits can get seats for as little as R175. Seems a little unfair, but hey, I think we should still be glad more bands are making the effort to come to South Africa. Our Bon Jovi fans weigh in on what's fair and what's not.

Have you bought (or are you going to buy) tickets to see Bon Jovi? If so - which song are you most looking forward to hearing?

Check out our Top 5 Bon Jovi songs as chosen by some of our readers.

What is the most you're prepared to spend on a concert ticket to see your favourite artist? How far have you travelled before to see your favourite band? E-mail us with your price and your motivation and you could be published.

Here's hoping an exorbitant ticket price didn't leave you Livin' on A Prayer this month...

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