Barbra Streisand's High Ticket Prices Cancel Rome Concert, Cause Pricing Debate

Published: 2007-05-29
It's no doubt ticket prices have been jacked up with additional fees around the world, but when consumer groups found out seeing Babs in Italy would cost the public just under $200 to more than $1,200 a head they finally said: enough. Ticket vendors around the world should take note of their own customers, who, if they get ticked off enough when catching a glimpse of the growing convenience fees and facility charges they're paying on top of an already high ticket price, that instead of vendors simply continuing to cover their growing profit margins, they could cause customers to walk off all together and find alternative sources of entertainment.

Italian consumer groups Codacons and Adusbef protested at the "absurd and shameful" ticket prices for the Barbra Streisand concert for what would have been her first appearance in Rome, Italy. Codacons and Adusbef even went as far as to call authorities to deny Streisand use of the Stadio Flaminio. If consumer groups in Italy will go this far to demand lowering costs and thus prod the cancellation of a major concert, what will the rest of the world do when it comes to their ticket prices?

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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