A post at CCM Patrol shares the experience of a man that got less than he thinks he bargained for at a recent concert. He’s basically complaining that he spent $100+ to see the Newsboys, and they only sang 9 songs.
Analysis: I will never see any concert at any amusement park, ever, or at any festival with mulitple bands, as thatâ€™s what I blame for the microscopic set list.
You’ve really got to read the entire spiel, as he details out the costs he experienced like a Mastercard commercial. I responded in the comments with my thoughts below:
I don’t believe this reader got “ripped off by the Newsboys”. If he only enjoyed the Newsboys with the purchase price ($44) of the actual ticket, then he enjoyed the concert at a little under $5/song. His Springsteen concert was just under $4/song.
The benefit of going to a concert at an amusement park or festival is the opportunity to see many bands and hear many songs for one low price, which he was able to do.
Has he never been to an amusement park before? Everyone knows that food/drink prices are outrageous, but nobody forced him to eat. He could have smuggled in a sandwich and other snacks right along with his book.
What do you think? I personally think going to festivals like this is a great way to get more bang for your buck. You just need to understand what you’re going to see, which it doesn’t sound like this guy did.