View Poll Results: Would you pay more money for a ticket if GV reduced capacity?

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  • Yes, it was too crowded this year and I am willing to pay a little more to make my Coachella experience better

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  • No, the over-crowded festival is GV's mistake and they need to address that without dipping into my pockets even more

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    Default Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    With the discussion of how crowded Coachella was this year, it's obvious that most people that have gone to Coachella before this year would like the crowds to reduce. To me, to only way Goldenvoice does this is if they have a way to recoup some of the money they would lose by reducing capacity.

    So what if they come out and say, "OK, we are reducing capacity to 60k per day, but we have to charge more for festival passes."

    Are you ok with paying more money for a ticket if it means the crowd shrinks?
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    yes yes yes! I would be willing to pay $50 more for a 3-day pass if GV caps ticket sales at 60K

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    redundancy, i see it.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by missleslie View Post
    yes yes yes! I would be willing to pay $50 more for a 3-day pass if GV caps ticket sales at 60K
    Here's the figures based solely on festival ticket sales -

    75,000 x $269 = $20,175,000

    60,000 x $319 = $19,140,000

    Even if they increased it by $50, they would still stand to lose a little over $1 million in ticket sales in comparison to this year if they reduced capacity to 60k.
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    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Isn't there already a poll for this?

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    I looked at the polls that were started or responded too after the 18th and I didn't see any of those resembling this poll.

    I saw other polls talking about if Coachella was worth or if people will be back next year, but not this.
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    Here's the figures based solely on festival ticket sales -

    75,000 x $269 = $20,175,000

    60,000 x $319 = $19,140,000

    Even if they increased it by $50, they would still tend to lose a little over $1 million in ticket sales in comparison to this year if they reduced capacity to 60k.
    Don't forget that smaller attendance numbers mean that they also probably lose money on camping, merch sales, etc.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    And $1 million less could mean losing a big artist which means it won't be a guaranteed sell out so could be 50K
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    I started a thread just like this in "Questions." Still, I think the poll is helpful, so I respect this.

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    Its always gonna be packed from here on out. I heard so many stories while in the festival about how ppl snuck there friends in.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    So, when do thickets go on sale?
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Everytime I see the word "thicket" I can't help but chuckle to myself a little.
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Yes, I'd easily pay 150 more if it also meant 50% less people.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by gaypalmsprings View Post
    So, when do thickets go on sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oasis4life2002 View Post
    Its always gonna be packed from here on out. I heard so many stories while in the festival about how ppl snuck there friends in.
    I have to assume they'll get the whole gate-crashing problem under control for next year. I mean, unless it just wasn't actually as much of an issue as people are saying it was.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    gate crashing will always happen. especially when its as easy as slipping on and off a wristband. unfortunately.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    So, either A. fix it and i'll pay more or
    B. fix it without me paying
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Both would be fine with me.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    If it is that important to you to have a ton of space, buy 2 tickets next year - and just use one.
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    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    If it is that important to you to have a ton of space, buy 2 tickets next year - and just use one.
    Wow that is such a great idea..... now try to decide if I am being sarcastic.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Well, you obviously can't spot sarcasm - so who knows?
    Quote Originally Posted by JustSteve View Post
    well, for all intensive porpoises it is, will sell out within seconds tomorrow.
    Quote Originally Posted by korbinn View Post
    It's jsut dawned on me that I'm overly confident and a extremely ocd perfectionist.
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    I don't give a flying fuck about the Kardashians, I doubt they know who Belle and Sebastian are.

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    I'm not a rapist I'm married.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamCoachellaHellYeah View Post
    I'm not a rapist I'm married.
    Just cause ur married doesnt mean your not a rapist.


    But i heard Goldenvoice made loot this year.
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    im pretty sure i read that spouses are the number one rape victims. your poor wife.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by randomh3ro1 View Post
    Just cause ur married doesnt mean your not a rapist.


    But i heard Goldenvoice made loot this year.
    You missed the joke.
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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    I honestly didn't find the crowd that unbearable. I'd rather more people be able to enjoy coachella than me be a snob b/c I make more money than them and therefore I should only be able to enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missleslie View Post
    yes yes yes! I would be willing to pay $50 more for a 3-day pass if GV caps ticket sales at 60K
    I'd probably pay about $80 more.

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    Default Re: Would you pay more $$ for a ticket if it meant reducing capacity?

    Quote Originally Posted by alisonnn View Post
    I honestly didn't find the crowd that unbearable. I'd rather more people be able to enjoy coachella than me be a snob b/c I make more money than them and therefore I should only be able to enjoy it.
    Doesn't necessarily mean you make more money; just that you are better at saving. I already have a couple hundred saved up for 2011.
    10/8 - Little Dragon @ Marquee (Tempe, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesMills View Post
    Yes, I'd easily pay 150 more if it also meant 50% less people.
    You must be quite the business man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minogueCOMMAk View Post
    You missed the joke.
    sarcasm doesn't translate well on the boardz.
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