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How much would you pay??????


Stevie

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Thinking about Marvin's post on another thread about seeing Burton Cummings perform in a small intimate surrounding and wondered if there were others like me who would love to see Eric in a similar venue. My question then is how much would you be willing to pay to be one of say 200 or so people, all with excellent seats, to listen to an "Evening with Eric Carmen"?

I'll put the opening bid at $500 a seat.

My greater point is that using my price and the number of seats would amount to a $100,000 take. Since the "Evening" could be as spartan as Eric and a piano and last maybe two hours wouldn't that be a reasonable payday for an artist like Eric for a single performance in front of an adoring crowd?

This wouldn't require agents and bookings and ticketmaster and roadies and assistants and sound mixes and whatever. Gross less cost of "facility" rental (heck could be a warehouse for all I care)goes straight into Eric's pocket.

Personally I would love to have the opportunity and can't believe an artist such as Eric wouldn't at least consider such an approach for a "One Night Only" type concert such as what the Bee Gees created back in '97. Think everyone would benefit and it would give Eric a chance to "keep his hand in" so to speak. Say whatever you will about Eric's current situation, he is and will forever be an artist and all artists I'm sure deep down have a need to perform. It's all the bs that probably keeps many from doing so. This could be a great way to do it.

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My $500 is burning a hole in my pocket. It is going to be here in So. Cal., right? If I have to take time off of work and fly somewhere that makes it an entirely different proposition. Which is probably true for every one who says "Count me in!". Everybody hopes it will be in their backyard. As far as Eric needing or wanting to perform, I'd like to believe that's true. Only Eric knows. As a 7 or 8 year old I used to do organ recitals in front of many people; loved the attention. Now, you couldn't pay me enough to perform (even if I was in practice). Total burnout from my youth. Kirk.

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$500!!! Way too rich for my Canadian dollar blood. There's very few acts that I'd even consider paying that kind of money for, and Eric is not one of them. Having said that, IF there WAS a 'berries reunion show, now then I'd think about forking over the big bucks.

Marvin

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If it was in the Cleveland area, I probably would pay it. Of course my wife would want to go too! Now were talking some jing! BUT, as I said before, I'm a fan. I was there when it started, and I'll be there when it ends. (And to think I used to pay $3.00 to see him at Hullabaloo AND piss him off when I complimented him!)Better start saving the pennies.

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How about $50 for a bootleg copy of the Hall of Fame show?

$500 would have to include:

1. A pre-concert party with all you good people, featuring a Vegas style buffet dinner.

2. An hour long Q&A with Eric taking questions from the audience.

3. A post concert party where Eric makes a brief, but memorable thank you appearance before going back to the Carmen Estate Bunker with the wife and kiddies.

Me gots to gets me's money's worth!

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I'd settle for an IMAX concert movie. I went to see the one that the Stones put out, and it was almost like being at a real concert.

When I went to see the Guess Who a few years ago ai a casino in NY, the package price included an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, One night stay, and of course the concert. It was well worth it.

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It's not a question of what you would pay? It's a questions is...would Eric show up!

I've seen Eric perform Live twice for $3.50 an $5.00. I've had tickets to Eric for 3 other shows that he has cancelled out on! The "Boat's against the Current" Tour 1977, "Dirty Dancing" 1989 and a "Walk down Abbey Road 2002"!

For the record: I've see Scott McCarl perform more times than Eric! 1974 with the Raspberries. 1998 at Poptopia in Los Angeles for his release of "Play On". 1998! The Odeon in Cleveland: "Raspberries Reunion" with Wally, Dave and Jim (minus Eric). Scott and Wally at the Drysdales CD release Party October 2000.

So Eric; It's time to Tour!

Don

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ah, Don, you must have had a ticket for the DD show when Eric snagged his eye on a hairbrush and was out for a day or so.

I saw Eric twice on the DD tour, 2 nights in a row at the Kirby in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and it's actually a pretty small place, the first night I saw it I was in row 3, and needless to say, it was almost too much for me! The second I was in the balcony, and merely tied to my seat so I didn't jump the rail and run onstage wink

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Sometime between 1974 and 1978 (hey, my memory's not that great, OK?) Eric was performing solo at Carnegie Hall in NY, so I drove myself from Easton, PA to Manhattan only to find out the show had been cancelled. So for Eric's next performance, I'll pay a lot but I want a money-back guarantee and the chance to videotape the performance! smile

Steveh

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