Leave Bruce Alone: Here’s Why $5,000 Bruce Springsteen New England Ticketmaster Prices Aren’t His Fault
He's so beyond a superstar, so it's no surprise that living legend Bruce Springsteen has astronomical ticket prices. The same thing just happened with Taylor Swift as well, but that actually crashed Ticketmaster before ending tickets sales for good.
Congress is now looking into Ticketmaster, which seems to monopolize all concert ticket sales.
According to WCVB-Boston, many feel the relatable, down-to-earth Bruce Springsteen has sold out, with ticket prices only available to those with money to burn. Simple ticket prices have skyrocketed over the years, and Bruce tickets now range from several hundred for the cheap seats to more than $5,000.
Here's the deal. With Ticketmaster price fluctuation and dynamic pricing, you see everything fluctuate, including other forms of online purchasing like hotels, rental prices, and airline tickets, according to Ticketmaster. Fluctuation in supply and demand is what drives prices.
According to High Vol Music, ticket prices include booking and processing fees, staff and the stagehands, furniture, rigging, and medical staff. There's also paying the promoter and the artist and band, of course, and venues in high-priced cities like Boston are going to be higher than most.
So, dare I say there's so much more to this than Bruce, Taylor, or any artist coming to New England and dictating prices.
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Bruce plays Monday, March 20, at TD Garden. Prior to that, he'll be at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, on March 12.