I just looked at the prices in Seattle, and they are higher than the San Antanio ticket ranges of $36 to 65. I got 6 or 7th row for $88 including all tickmaster fees. So it must be something with the theatre then.
And I would add that the prices seem decent for me at least. This is the cheapest concert I have bought tickets for since Hayley. I have already bought tickets for Josh & Sarah, Celine in Montreal, and Adele so far this year. So I guess it depends also who you follow too!
Yes, Europe dates have not been officially announced. You are correct. But Mark, Loreena's PR guy, has said they are planning on going to Europe in July/August 2016 for the last year on her Facebook and Official Forum. They have been announcing dates about 5 months in advance. Alicia
Hmm... I can't remember the exact amount of the table tickets at the Hayley concert, but then, I only paid Pete back for my half of the table. But, of course, there were hotel and airfare expenses, too. Well, anyway, I think the Orla Fallon tickets in 2011 were around $95 or so; definitely less than a $100, and the front row! However, the front row seats were not considered to be the "best available", and I found out why. It was extremely close to the stage, a little too close! Reminded me of a photo that comet took in Ireland.
I think the Broadway Centre (comprising of 3 separate theatres located only blocks from each other) in downtown Tacoma would be the best place for Hayley. They've welcomed one former member of CW, and she was pretty popular on her own, so why not another one... namely, Hayley? Now, my sister was not a fan of the location, because we ended up getting a bit lost, and parked near an area that you wouldn't want to be walking around alone at night. LOL But if the Paramount is going to charge outrageous prices, then I'd definitely prefer the ones in Tacoma.
Yes, I do think the venue has something to do with the price, but sometimes, it's also the artist. The individual prices for the front floor sections of the Key Arena for the Andrea Bocelli concert were more than the amount I paid for 2 tickets, including fees, to see Josh Groban! Now, he is at a different venue this time. But Josh has been at the Key Arena 3 times in the past, and I've always been in the front section. They're expensive, but never $400 or more! So, I think part of it is the artist. So my seat at the Andrea Bocelli concert will not afford me the best view of the stage; he'll look rather small, but it's not the worst seat, either. I've gotten so used to seeing singers and skaters up close that it's almost gotten me to the point where I think it's not worth going if you can't see the act very well. However, for Andrea, I realized this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and that it would be nice to say I'd attended one of his concerts once in my life. I don't even have any of his albums, but I do enjoy his voice and admire him very much, and appreciate his major contributions to the classical crossover genre, and so I think it would be unfortunate to miss this opportunity to see him in concert.
However, the front row seats were not considered to be the "best available", and I found out why. It was extremely close to the stage, a little too close! Reminded me of a photo that comet took in Ireland.
I was at a performance of Oliver last week in the Curve, Leicester. Although we had booked Row D, this turned out to be the front row, with only a couple of inches, literally, between our knees and the stage. I was bang in the middle, a position I only ever go for in Hayley concerts. Close enough to be concerned that I might get kicked in the teeth by the dancers or slobbered on by the singers. Fortunately that didn't happen, although it was a close thing.
Loreena just announced concert dates in Europe! I don't know if any of you are on her email list, but I thought I would post the link and picture I have seen.
I went to her San Antonio performance and it was magical and beautiful! It went way too quick!! To my surprise, see decided to come to my part of the USA! So only another 24 days for an encore! So excited!!
Glad you had a great time and got to meet her. Any pictures?
Yeah, I hope she does some more "real" concerts in the near future, but probably not till after her new album comes out, though. After my concert in Madison, I thought of other fans of Hayley who have never seen her live, and hoping that they get to experience what I got to experience some day soon. It was wonderful. The memory is starting to fade a little after nearly 2 years, but the memory of how wonderful and exciting it was will always remain. The moment when she first walked on stage, in particular. I've never felt like that for anyone else I've seen live. A Hayley concert is a dream come true.
Though, if I ever get to see Mario live, I'll be pretty excited. Sarah, too, as she puts on a spectacular show and is a diva, but for some reason, I know it won't have quite the same effect as seeing Hayley did for me.
I only got a few pictures as we weren't supposed to take pictures during the concert. I did record every song and most of the commentary using an audio app on my phone. I'll share the photos in the next post
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The concert was supposed to start at 7:30pm but due to some electrical issues (I think?) the show didn't start until close to 8pm. So, by the time she came out for the meet and greet it was about 10:45! She looked tired. Well, she did come from Pittsburgh the night before and left for Canada the following morning. So, I can imagine she was a bit tired!
The set list consisted of about 8-10 songs. She sang most of my favorites including my absolute favorite Annachie Gordon and The Bonny Swans. It was a trio performance. LM alternated between troubadour harp and piano; while two of her band members alternated between different instruments (various string and wind instruments, an electric guitar and an accordion which she called "a little English squeeze box"). Although, a fourth member occasionally came out and played the violin
P.S. Naturally the encore performance was The Mummers' Dance