Coachella Ticket Prices Are Ridiculous Right Now

Categories: Coachella

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Courtesy of SeatGeek
If you don't have tickets yet for the first weekend of Coachella -- which starts this afternoon -- don't bother. These prices are fucking insane.


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As you can see from the SeatGeek chart above, prices on the secondary market (places like Stub Hub and eBay) are absolutely out of control right now.

Usually, the weeks leading up to the festival see the prices dropping, but the opposite case is true right now. Weekend one passes now average almost $1900, while weekend two passes are up over $550, both much higher than last year.

Our theory? Stankonia mania, baby. Despite dubious predictions about Outkast's ticket-selling power, they seem to be the major draw to the desert. Nothing against the other headliners, Arcade Fire and Muse, but they tour regularly, and it seems unlikely that most fans would pay hundreds of dollars to see them.

Or, gulp, thousands.

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22 comments
Brianna Dong
Brianna Dong

Omg that's ridiculous! I'm glad I don't pay

Meredith Walako
Meredith Walako

Hmmm running around the dusty desert with a bunch of entitled inexperienced white kids .... Mmmm nope.

Robert Ayala
Robert Ayala

80% of the profits come from 20% of the suckers....

cantordavid
cantordavid

Watch online on YouTube.  It is the best seat in the house, it's free, no crowds, no heat, and you have a clean bathroom!  :-)  

Joel Montes
Joel Montes

50,000 smelly drunk people. I'll pass

Cesar Jaime
Cesar Jaime

They should all get bitten by snakes and other deadly animals while they are there...they already have brain damage might as well have them paralized or dead.

Scottie Eisele
Scottie Eisele

Shitty music pulls in the most money. Because idiot sheep love this crap.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

I've been twice.  Back in 2001 and 2002.  Tickets were $75.  I was in my early 20s and didn't really enjoy it then so I know for certain I wouldn't now.  Port o potties, no where to sit, blazing hot and the venue is all on dirt.  No way do I think it is worth the amount tickets are going for these days.  I think it's just the cool thing to do.  No thanks.  I'll catch up on my Netflix this weekend.

Julio Martinez
Julio Martinez

Come on EDC I need this kind of money for when I sell my ticket

John Hald
John Hald

Just a bunch of hippies going anyway

Evan White
Evan White

Fuck no. It's the same thing every year. I'd rather see bands I like in a small venue for less

Fred Stoces
Fred Stoces

these are the same people that refuse to check out local upcoming acts for 5 dollars, instead they go to cookchella for 2 grand? fuck em let them waste their money

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