by Steve Marinucci |
It should be no surprise that the general ticket sales for the mega-spectacle Desert Trip with Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young sold out very quickly for an event of its size with the Los Angeles Times reporting May 11 it took five hours, while Billboard reporting it took only three. The festival, a three-day showcase of classic rock legends, will take place the weekend of Oct. 7-9, then be repeated Oct. 14-16 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The Times reported tickets started at $199 per day for a single day and topped out at over $3,000 for a three-day weekend pass with VIP options. Over 75,000 tickets were sold.
Not surprisingly, prices for resale tickets for the show are nowhere close to cheap given the legendary names on the marquee. Tickets from one vender start at over $1,000 each for general admission tickets for the weekend to a high price of almost $11,000 each for weekend reserved floor seating 101 in row C. Organizers have said the event will be held rain or shine.Though a representative of Goldenvoice, the company behind the show, told the Times ticket sales went without (click here for rest of story)