Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Stones are coming to Churchill Downs and Wild Horses can't keep me away. Or can they?

I saw this in our local daily newspaper yesterday and I have to tell you, I am excited. The Rolling Stones are coming to Louisville, KY to play at the legendary Churchill Downs race track. I have never seen the Stones live and I have never been to Churchill Downs. I think I want to do both in one fell swoop this fall. Tickets run from $60-300 and to me that doesn’t seem that bad. I thought that I had seen Stones’ tickets going for $500 and up to $1000 a ticket.

The way I figure it is, this is the closest they have come to me. Usually I would have to go to Chi-ca-ca to see them or stupid old Nashville. This is also the first or just one of the very few music concerts ever held in Churchill Downs. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity and I like to try every one of those if I can. The price seems right to me. There are so few acts out there that I clamor to see and the Stones are one of them. Also if I only go to one or two concerts every two or three years, is $120 or $150 too much for an experience like this? There will also be about 50,000 people there and I don’t know if you have ever been in a crowd that big, but it is so cool. The energy the crowd puts out is unbelievable. Am I trying to convince myself or Bratch? Maybe both.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday on Ticketmaster and I am going to have to really debate this. The cons may outweigh my pros. I don’t like to travel. I hate Louisville. I hate people, especially crowds. I really shouldn’t spend this much money on a ticket.

See, there are plenty of reasons to not do it, but the reasons to do it seem to heavily outweigh any against. We will see what happens. If nothing else I could probably sell two tickets on EBay for a nice little profit.


Orelinde_03 said...

Dude...this is a no brainer! GO! It will be something new and exciting for you to do and see. Granted there will be crowds but it sounds like a really cool venue to be at.

Ticket prices do not seem as bad as you once it seems like the things to do. You'll only wind up regreting if you don't go. Right?

Piccu said...

I have regretted not going to other concerts, and they were bands I had already seen before. You make a valid point.

Travis said...

Only problem is that it's a Churchill Downs. Unless things have changed, there's ZERO parking at Churchill Downs. Which means you end up parking in someone's yard and they charge you about $20.

Orelinde_03 said...

But's The Stones! I actually am friends with someone who used to work for a record label and says the Stones are a show not to miss. So maybe that only backs up the 'go-go-go' view-point.

Piccu said...

Parking is nothing to me. If I am going to pay $125 for a ticket, then $20 extra won't be a big deal. It's just everything else. Every show I have been to, when I get there, I can't wait to get it over with and get on the road back home. Maybe I am nuts. I have a little Tony Kornheiser in me I guess.