You waited so long it seems
He’d vanished out of your dreams
Maybe a ticket you’ve found
Settle down, runaround
and try to find one
(With apologies to Chino Colacrais)
When Willie tickets were first advertised by Wolf Trap for his August 3 performance with John McEuen prices ranged from $25 for lawn to $45 for house. Now, you can pay upwards of $350 (!) for house and $140 for lawn, but these are just the high sides. Let me list the “low” prices for you.
The last time I looked, the prices at Ticketstime ranged from $55 (had increased $6 in less than a week’s time) – $140 (increased $25 in less than a week) for lawn (maybe take home chairs come with Ticketstime tickets), and the price range was $153 (had increased $33) – $350 for house. Whatadeal!
At Ticket Triangle, which bears a striking resemblance to the web sites of Ticketstime and to Cheap Concert Tickets, prices were listed at $54 (an increase of $6) – $136 (an increase of $10) for lawn, and $90 – $340 for house (no change).
At Cheap Concert Tickets, which bears a striking resemblance to (please see above), prices for lawn ranged from $53 to $129, and for house, $141 to $322.
At Ticket Luck, you can pay $53 (increased $6) – $133 (an increase of $52!) for lawn; $145 (increased $57) – $333 (no change, thank goodness) for house. (If you exited without buying, a “discount”popup window appeared with a handsome discount of $1.41. Another deal not to miss.)
Willie is one hot mamma! I mean, ticket! Someone said it was Willie’s first show in the area in seven years.
Stubhub’s prices were $58 (increase of $5) – $117.70 (no change) for lawn; and $92 (no change and one ticket left!) – $249 (an increase of $74! and only six tickets left at varying prices) for house.
None of the prices above include handling, shipping, mosquito repellent, sweat bands, and/or other “add-on” fees.
Oh, and then there is Craig’s List. There I found one seller: Pay $200 each, please, for house.
Why did I think “lawn” at Wolf Trap meant “general admission”?
If these prices are too steep for your pocketbook you can always follow Willie on the road again where tickets may be cheaper.
From Wolf Trap he goes to Red Bank, NJ (August 4), Williamsport, PA, (August 5), Atlantic City (August 6), Holyoke, MA (August 8), and on through New England. Here’s a link to his tour.
It just goes to show you that many things in Washington, D.C. never change: Take the words of Van Halen and when you see something you want to see, jump!
These prices exceed the price range for The Queen of Free. Maybe I’ll catch him when he makes his “farewell” tour. Willie Nelson is 77 years old.