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Concert Packages Why Seeing Your
Favourite Band Shouldnt Be a Hassle
by Robin Richmond
Although many of us dont like to admit it going to see
a concert can sometimes be more trouble than its worth. While
it certainly isnt very rock and roll to tell
your friends that you dont fancy getting stuck with thousands
of other sweaty people at the back of a concert you cant
even hear, the fact remains that there are better ways to spend
To be honest, when you start to think about it there is many
things about concerts that are simply not fun! For starters,
unless you want to spend a fruitless morning at work hitting
the last number re-dial button or getting up at
an inhumane hour of the day to queue outside the ticket office
you may struggle to get the best seats in the house.
You can try booking online but most of the time the website
starts crashing due to the high traffic volumes or your work
server wont let you access the site in the first place!
In the end you pay a substantial amount of money for a ticket
in row ZZX next to two moaning teenagers escorted by their parents.
By this point I bet you are feeling really rock and roll.
By the time the concert finishes you have had to listen to the
crowd sing for two hours because the band is so far away and
have the prospective of a two hour drive in front of you just
to get a mile away from the stadium due to the high traffic
volumes. All this and you havent even had a drink...
By this time you are thinking that you never want to go to a
concert again but wait... What happened to the exciting
concerts of your youth? Great atmosphere, great music, no problems.
Surely these days arent gone forever? Well the good news
is these days arent gone, as long as you get organised
or let a third party do the organisation for you.
Organised concert packages are becoming increasing popular in
the UK. In the past these have been very expensive but an increasing
amount of organisations have become quite competitive in this
area and as a result they have become great value for money.
For example, http://www.superbreak.com offers a number of ticket
plus hotel deals which means you are guaranteed a grand stand
view of proceedings and dont have to worry about late
night journeys home fighting through the traffic.
Another great benefit of buying a ticket this way is that such
companies very often have tickets even when the gigs are officially
sold out. Normally, when trying to get tickets to sell out concerts
you will spend hours trawling the classified listings or spending
a fortune competing in bid wars on http://www.ebay.com! However,
organisers of concert packages usually have guaranteed tickets
which means you can still get some of the best seats in the
house a couple of days before the sell out concert.
Booking a concert break can really take the stress out of the
event and let you concentrate on having a good time.
With hotel accommodation after the event you dont have
to worry about driving home, which means you can enjoy a drink
and a meal before or after the event. Many of the hotels in
packages are within easy walking distance of the venue, which
really means you can take things at your own pace. You never
know, you might even be sharing the same hotel as the band
now that would be rock and roll!
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|Music for Film and
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference
By Scott G (The G-Man)
"Forget the name of this thing," one audience
member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and
TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics
and money it takes to put your music in a flick."
More than one attendee privately agreed.
The underlying truth of that position may explain the
conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers.
For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining
a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated
yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas
was excited while being realistic and determined. And
so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance
Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about
many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that
there are lots of problems.