No thanks fatty!*

Pommy bastard 21 March 2009 16

I thought Pink was asking a bit much, but have a look at what French and Saunders are asking!

    At long last French & Saunders, Britain’s most celebrated female comedians, embark on their first – and final – Australian tour.

    Featuring the best of characters and sketches from the three decades they have been making people laugh, together with new material, French & Saunders live is bound to induce side-splitting responses around the country.

Ticket pricing at:
Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT on
Sun 28 Jun 2009 8:00PM
Adult $159.00
A Reserve
Adult $139.00
B Reserve
Adult $99.00

I mean at least with Pink you get the bells and whistles show, plus full band and support act.

*Before criticising my use of the term “fatty,” read Dawn French’s excellent autobiography.

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16 Responses to No thanks fatty!*
AngryHenry AngryHenry 3:12 pm 23 Mar 09

Yeah but even if you only spend 100 bucks on them for B reserve seating in the Royal Theatre you’ll still be able to see them.

Still if you were in the nosebleed section of Canberra Stadium you’d be able to see them.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 2:28 pm 22 Mar 09

dingo84 said :

I am going and I feel my ticket price will be worth every penny 🙂

Going to Pink as well… again worth every penny (in both Sydney and ACT).

Good on you Dingo. Please post back after these concerts and let me know how they went.

dingo84 dingo84 11:43 am 22 Mar 09

I am going and I feel my ticket price will be worth every penny 🙂

Going to Pink as well… again worth every penny (in both Sydney and ACT).

ant ant 12:18 am 22 Mar 09

Because Ikea stuff works, it’s smart, it looks good and the prices are amazing. I haven’t seen any Ikea marketing, I just love the shop and what I get from it.

I-filed I-filed 11:42 pm 21 Mar 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Personally, I think Ikea rules.

Huh? Ikea’s cheap isn’t it? It’s all black or blond synthetic laminex or veneer over pinus radiata, made in China, and packed flat isn’t it? What’s the diff from Freedom other than a bit of marketing?

ant ant 9:33 pm 21 Mar 09

I wouldn’t hold my breath over Ikea. They have a strict requirement for x million residents. Salt Lake City only just got their Ikea, and it’s *huge*.

Cletus 2 Cletus 2 9:33 pm 21 Mar 09

It’s called supply and demand, genius; the basis for our economy.

It it were priced lower, then you still wouldn’t see it because there would be a shortage of tickets (actually tickets to this kind of thing tend to be under priced anyway so as to create a shortage — a “sell out” crowd doesn’t hurt one’s image).

Well no, in a theoretically perfect situation you would be able to buy tickets at their high market value from people who bought them for less… But for government intervention against scalpers and such I guess.

If you want to complain about something, then complain about all the people willing to pay more than you for this kind of drivel.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 4:50 pm 21 Mar 09

It would be interesting to know whether Ikea chooses locations purely on the local population, or whether they do more extensive research. Consider that people with higher incomes may not like the idea of shopping at a discount store.

Personally, I think Ikea rules.

Primal Primal 4:34 pm 21 Mar 09

I like to think that every time prices like this are charged, it’s just a big ongoing test to prove that we have enough disposable income to justify having our own Ikea.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 2:33 pm 21 Mar 09

The fact that ticket prices like this can be charged, and shows still sold out, means that Canberrans clearly aren’t doing it too tough!

astrojax astrojax 2:02 pm 21 Mar 09

I mean at least with Pink you get the bells and whistles show, plus full band and support act.

i mean, at least with f&s you get some talent…

Granny Granny 2:01 pm 21 Mar 09

I love French and Saunders, especially ‘Let Them Eat Cake’.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 1:33 pm 21 Mar 09

I very much enjoyed that book BB, some incredible honesty in it. I’m still not paying over a ton to see her live though.

dvaey dvaey 1:02 pm 21 Mar 09

Thats the problem, we bitch and whinge about the ticket prices, but even in ‘tough economic times’ they can still jack the price up and sell out a stadium within hours (then add another show at the same price, and sell that out just as fast).

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 1:00 pm 21 Mar 09

Mrs Berra and I looked into attending this show two weeks ago. When we saw the prices we decided not to go. Not that we can’t afford it, we just decided a minimum $100 each for a couple of hours entertainment is a bit steep and we have other priorities for our spending (e.g. kids music lessons etc.).

That said PB – I’m halfway through ‘Dear Fatty’. A top read and I was surprised to read that Dawn French’s dad committed suicide. Not up to the bit yet where she say’s why. I’m also interested in the fact that she goes to great pains in her book to criticise the cult of Fame and ‘celebrity’ as well as class system etc. which is one of the reasons I’m surprised tickets her are so expensive. I’ve seen her hubby twice here in Canberra and I don’t recall his tickets being so expensive either.

sepi sepi 11:27 am 21 Mar 09

I saw this too – I thought it was too expensive. But partner wanted to go so I had a look – they were sold out except for single tix in B reserve by Tuesday – tix opened on Monday.

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