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Re: Innuendo. Back to the Tapes

Postby Soul Brother » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:43 am

I was weighing this up against how much I spent on going to Montreux for Freddie's 70th and thought it might be worth it. I was all set to book it then thought Kes has a point, how many folk are they ramming in? Will they do another one if it's a success? Maybe cheaper?

So sod it, I'll pass. I'm sure I can spend £350+ on something better.

Kes wrote:Say there's 100 tickets at £350 a pop, that's £35,000 going to the MPT. That's not a bad figure for a one off attempt. I'm not saying they definitely won't do more than one event, but I think one reason the price tag is so high, is because at the moment, they are using the exclusivity of the concept to be able to charge that.

If there IS only one bite at the cherry here, then I think those that go for it, will be quite chuffed that they did. If they wind up doing subsequent identical events, then maybe less so.

If they're going to squeeze much more than 100 in there, then I think I'd like to know how. Even if it's only 100, and they're doing it in "shifts" then I think that would halve (or even less) the ticket holder's available time, and so make the ticket price seem even higher.

Will they webcast it? I don't know, but there's a substantial portion of my brain telling me they probably won't.
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Re: Innuendo. Back to the Tapes

Postby icy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:40 pm

Kes wrote:Say there's 100 tickets at £350 a pop, that's £35,000 going to the MPT. That's not a bad figure for a one off attempt. I'm not saying they definitely won't do more than one event, but I think one reason the price tag is so high, is because at the moment, they are using the exclusivity of the concept to be able to charge that.

If there IS only one bite at the cherry here, then I think those that go for it, will be quite chuffed that they did. If they wind up doing subsequent identical events, then maybe less so.

If they're going to squeeze much more than 100 in there, then I think I'd like to know how. Even if it's only 100, and they're doing it in "shifts" then I think that would halve (or even less) the ticket holder's available time, and so make the ticket price seem even higher.

Will they webcast it? I don't know, but there's a substantial portion of my brain telling me they probably won't.

If I could, I'd go to this. A few years back, I was planning a trip to the UK. I wouldn't have hoped for something like this at the time. It is exactly this type of event I'd love to sink my teeth in. For sure, a great idea.
If this isn't streamed, that would be a shame. I'd gladly pay, and if money went to the MPT, it's a win - win in my books.
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Re: Innuendo. Back to the Tapes

Postby Chrisallstar » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:12 pm

I was seriously considering this until I saw the timeline of the day. I think they've allowed all of 30 minutes to actually hear the multitrack. The running time of the album is longer than that so either they will skip tracks or they will rush through everything.
A real shame - I think for that price 90 mins would be more appropriate
 
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Re: Innuendo. Back to the Tapes

Postby Liam100 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:06 pm

I read it as 90 minutes.

The timetable is laid out a little unusually.
 
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Re: Innuendo. Back to the Tapes

Postby Chrisallstar » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:35 pm

Yes you're right - 90 mins. Very confusing layout.

I'm tempted again...
 
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Re: Innuendo. Back to the Tapes

Postby adatr » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:47 pm

Back to Kes point on audience size

If YouTube search Tony Hadley live at metropolis by my estimate there is 50 at the gig assuming it's the same studio space they will use.
 
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Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby metalbones » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:22 am

WHAT AN AMAZING ALBUM THIS TURNED OUT TO BE..
Having seen the advert to say I can get involved got my pulse racing. To hear Freddie's raw voice fancied my tickle, To hear the construction of Innuendo tunes, well, what a dream. To be charged £349 to do this, what a rip off.
Didn't the fans pay for their studio time in the costing of the album?
Where is a fan, that has a low income, going to get £349 from? Fair enough, it's going to charity. But this just takes the pee.
I'm sorry, I love the band. Been with them since the days of Keep Yourself Alive, But this is a little too much.
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby Kes » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:07 pm

As you said, "It's ALL for charity!"

They're only going to fit about fifty people into Metropolis studios, so they put a price tag on it, that might deter people who only want to buy a ticket to make a fast buck. Sure enough, the only people who are going to pay three hundred and fifty plus smackers to be there, are people who REALLY want to be there. No-one (like ticketbastard) is profiting from it, so to me, it's a darn sight fairer than the ticket sales for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 was.

Wouldn't you agree?

Anyway, you forgot to include the "booking fee".

Realistically, the MPT are going to make likely, between £15000 to £20000 maximum out of this. Peanuts, considering. The people that you are suggesting are money grabbers ARE a charity. The band is making diddly squat out of this event, so who's getting "ripped off", by who, exactly?
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby JLP » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:40 pm

Kes wrote:As you said, "It's ALL for charity!"

They're only going to fit about fifty people into Metropolis studios, so they put a price tag on it, that might deter people who only want to buy a ticket to make a fast buck. Sure enough, the only people who are going to pay three hundred and fifty plus smackers to be there, are people who REALLY want to be there. No-one (like ticketbastard) is profiting from it, so to me, it's a darn sight fairer than the ticket sales for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 was.

Wouldn't you agree?

Anyway, you forgot to include the "booking fee".

Realistically, the MPT are going to make likely, between £15000 to £20000 maximum out of this. Peanuts, considering. The people that you are suggesting are money grabbers ARE a charity. The band is making diddly squat out of this event, so who's getting "ripped off", by who, exactly?


I agree completely. I considered going but taking into account note and travel it seemed a bit too much. Saying that, I am sure I will regret not going once we hear what went on.
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby sbrown » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:58 pm

For a very limited seat one-off event, with all proceeds to charity - seems pretty reasonable to me.
Kes' point is well made - they probably won't even be able to offset the wages for a year of one person at the charity they donate to.
 
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby Kes » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:33 pm

I could also quote these "meet and greet" packages they do for most modern gigs. Usually exorbitant prices, but if someone has the desire and the means to go for them, then great for them, but who pockets the extra cash? Not usually a registered charity, of that I'm fairly sure.

Yeah, I'm sure it's a bit rough for those who want to go and can't afford it, but often that's just the way it is. I don't think Metropolis can afford to offer out their studio for six weeks while everybody who wants a shot, gets one.

Btw. I'm not meaning to hack off the original poster, just put the whole thing into some sort of "reasonable" perspective.
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby Jimi » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:27 pm

Kes wrote:As you said, "It's ALL for charity!"

They're only going to fit about fifty people into Metropolis studios, so they put a price tag on it, that might deter people who only want to buy a ticket to make a fast buck. Sure enough, the only people who are going to pay three hundred and fifty plus smackers to be there, are people who REALLY want to be there. No-one (like ticketbastard) is profiting from it, so to me, it's a darn sight fairer than the ticket sales for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 was.

Wouldn't you agree?

Anyway, you forgot to include the "booking fee".

Realistically, the MPT are going to make likely, between £15000 to £20000 maximum out of this. Peanuts, considering. The people that you are suggesting are money grabbers ARE a charity. The band is making diddly squat out of this event, so who's getting "ripped off", by who, exactly?


I was at the Tribute concert. My memory is fading...what was the issue with the tickets I can't recall ? I remember queing outside the local cinema for tickets for the Elland Road gig
 
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby JLP » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:05 pm

There are still some tickets left. :shock:
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby Kes » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:29 pm

The Tribute Concert.

Where shall I start?

The night it was announced, I rushed down to the nearest phone box. I wasn't rich enough in those days to have a home phone. After about three hours, I eventually got through, and booked four tickets, one for me, the wife, and my two children. I didn't hang up until I got confirmation off them that it was all sorted. Two weeks later, I got a letter from Wembley saying my bank had declined the transaction. I'm pretty sure this was the days before the security code on the back of your bank card. Needless to say, I went straight down the bank, and asked them why, when there was double the amount required for the tickets in the account, they had just really pissed on my chips.

Luckily, I later got enough tickets for my family, via another source, ie the fan club, but that was only because I camped outside their door, the day they were selling off an excess hundred or so tickets.

Since then, I've never really had a happy time buying tickets, and that's just progressively got worse with the advent of secondary ticket sales sites. To my mind people shouldn't be able to sell tickets on them for more than about face value plus ten percent to cover their costs. Scalping, "should" be illegal. The fact Ticketbastard have their own secondary site, that seems to be the only place to buy "decent" tickets (in other words, anywhere near the front blocks) at between treble to ten times the face value, strikes me as more than just a coincidence.
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Re: Queen - Innuendo: Back to the Tape

Postby JLP » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Kes wrote:The Tribute Concert.

Where shall I start?

The night it was announced, I rushed down to the nearest phone box. I wasn't rich enough in those days to have a home phone. After about three hours, I eventually got through, and booked four tickets, one for me, the wife, and my two children. I didn't hang up until I got confirmation off them that it was all sorted. Two weeks later, I got a letter from Wembley saying my bank had declined the transaction. I'm pretty sure this was the days before the security code on the back of your bank card. Needless to say, I went straight down the bank, and asked them why, when there was double the amount required for the tickets in the account, they had just really pissed on my chips.

Luckily, I later got enough tickets for my family, via another source, ie the fan club, but that was only because I camped outside their door, the day they were selling off an excess hundred or so tickets.

Since then, I've never really had a happy time buying tickets, and that's just progressively got worse with the advent of secondary ticket sales sites. To my mind people shouldn't be able to sell tickets on them for more than about face value plus ten percent to cover their costs. Scalping, "should" be illegal. The fact Ticketbastard have their own secondary site, that seems to be the only place to buy "decent" tickets (in other words, anywhere near the front blocks) at between treble to ten times the face value, strikes me as more than just a coincidence.


I was doing a part time degree at the time as well as working full time. I was at university when the show was announced and my wife told me about the tribute gig when I got home. The next morning I tried ringing the box office but could not get through. Then I had inspiration and rang a company who did coach trips to gigs. They had two tickets left and agreed to give me 30 minutes to get to the office with my cash.
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