The Kid Rock $20 ticket thing i selling like crazy. Whereas he used to average about 8-10,000 folks per show, we are packing places. And why not. It's summer, it cools down at night. For 20 bucks you get to see ZZ Top as well as Uncle Kracker. This includes parking, so they can't gouge you there. The deals for concession stands were set in advance. Beers were sold for 4 bucks each. Fair price. And to top it off, free coffee and Jimmy John subs were handed out to all as they were leaving. Want a tee shirt? 20 bucks. I'm pretty happy about all this.
In the long run, my boss is earning almost the same amount as when we normally charge 50-85 bucks per ticket. He's filling the seats and they are buying beer and having a great time. Half these people wouldn't be here if there wasn't a good cash deal going down. They like what they see and end up buying shirts and downloading music anyway. Win win scenario.
But now we are In Michigan. He and Bob Seger own this state. He could sell out a stadium for a few nights but instead we are parked at the old Pine Knob amphitheater for what seems like forever. 8 sold out shows.(20k each)
But now I'm bored. After 4 shows. We had to load out on wednesday night so Rascal Flatts could do a make up date here. But then we loaded back in this morning for another week.A perdiem burner we call it. When you have so many days in between shows that you actually have to withdraw money from your bank, because per diem cannot cover all your meals. Being stagnant for so long is tough for a rambling man who's used to being on the move. Not sure how the touring theater crowd likes 3 week stays in one town etc. Guess it's all what you're used to.
Either way, looking forward to leaving town in 4 more shows and hitting somewhere fresh. Til then....,