If you are invited to a person's show, do you expect to pay?

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    Nov 18, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    Just asking a general question to see where the majority lies.


    If are talking to someone that claims a show is "theirs" and they invite to come see them you at "their" show, do you think you should have to pay for a ticket to see that show?


    Mind you, you never asked about his show or to go see it.


    Would you be OK with the fact that they asked you to pay?


    I certainly wouldn't be.
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    Nov 18, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    Unless he told you specifically that he will keep some tickets for you, you need to buy the ticket. I imagine this hypothetical person you're talking about isn't some famous personality. Inviting you is a way for them to increase the number of audiences and the amount of money they'll be making from the selling of the tickets.
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    Nov 18, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
    Fuck no!!! lol

    its probably a dress rehearsal where ppl are allowed to go for free.

    when Ive done theatre we are given free tickets to give to friends or family, but you would have to be one thirsty thespian to pull that kind of shit
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    Nov 18, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    Yes, they ask you to get bums on seats and the takings up (plus they hope you like it).
  • bobbobbob

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    Nov 19, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    If he did not specifically offer you free admission don't assume more than he said. In small theater, concerts, art shows etc the people involved in all steps of production are inclined to promote the show. This is universal in Europe, US and many other nations.

    And do not be offended if you are aren't admitted for free. Be prepared to pay if you sincerely wish to attend. The person who invited you will hardly be offended if you don't.

    It can turn out well. In a similar circumstance I was invited to a show and paid for a ticket. After the show the man who invited me was surprised to see me and asked where I had sat. He'd left my name with the door to allow me in for free and reserved me seat close to the front. Feeling bad about the misunderstanding the young man took me to dinner and paid. It was a wonderful finish to an evening after seeing him in Equus.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 19, 2014 2:24 AM GMT
    I would expect to pay.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 19, 2014 2:55 AM GMT
    It would depend how they asked.
    a. 'you should come see me in my show'
    expect to pay

    b. 'would you like to come see me in my show'?
    the inviter should pay


    UNLESS YOU'RE TALKING DRAG SHOWS
    then all bets are off,
    not only expect to pay your own way but to also keep the bucks flowing out all night icon_twisted.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 19, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    I'd be prepared to buy the ticket, I have that sort of thing happen all the time, whether it be a "gay chorus" or stage show. I'd never think it would be provided.
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    Nov 19, 2014 3:23 AM GMT
    Yes, expect to pay. People in shows normally tell as many people as possible in an effort to pack the place. If they gave free tickets to everyone they told about it, they would go broke.
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    Nov 19, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    I could see it from both perspectives. Growing up, I had a few friends that were in garage bands. Whenever they played a show, we'd have to pay our own way. A few times, we were able to get on the guest list and get in for free. It really depended on the venue. Essentially, if my musician friends could get a few people on a guest, they would do it. If not, then oh well. Doesn't matter. We were there to see them perform and have a good time. icon_cool.gif

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    Nov 19, 2014 4:34 AM GMT
    Unless the "show" is on Broadway or off-Broadway, where the performer can get you comped house tickets, yes, expect to pay. Or find an excuse why you can't go.
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    Nov 19, 2014 1:21 PM GMT
    Yes, I would expect to pay. If some one invited me to a performance the first words out of my mouth are: Hey, that's great! What's the price of admission? This gives the "inviter" the opportunity to say that it is his treat (or not if he intends you to pay.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 19, 2014 1:56 PM GMT
    Of course I would expect to pay unless the house, not the performer, comped the seat and he told you that up front
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    Nov 19, 2014 2:05 PM GMT
    pazzy saidyes, since when did an invitation meant free entry into somewhere? they're just letting you know about it going down. you sound entitled for no reason. is this person that invited you your close friend? you should have asked him about the tickets if you wanted to know if you had free entry or not.


    Why couldn't you just answer the mans question without insulting him. You can really be a dick some times Pazzy.
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    Nov 19, 2014 2:37 PM GMT
    As someone that played in a band for many years I know how hard it is to put shows together, so yes I expect to pay , even if its a close friend Id choose to pay anyways to support the performers.
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    Nov 19, 2014 2:43 PM GMT
    You pay, unless they specifically say they are comping your ticket. A key phrase would be "I'd like you to come as my guest", versus "I wanna invite you to attend".

    Our good friend is the conductor of the Gay Men's Chorus of Fort Lauderdale, and my husband is on their board of directors. We pay full ticket price for all their concerts.
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    Nov 19, 2014 3:01 PM GMT
    community arts needs the money. chances are you are the only source of revenue other than grants.
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    Nov 19, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    ChristopherMcG saidJust asking a general question to see where the majority lies.


    If are talking to someone that claims a show is "theirs" and they invite to come see them you at "their" show, do you think you should have to pay for a ticket to see that show?


    Mind you, you never asked about his show or to go see it.


    Would you be OK with the fact that they asked you to pay?


    I certainly wouldn't be.


    I wouldn't ask you to come at all. Your good looks would distract the audience far too much.
  • drypin

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    Nov 19, 2014 3:56 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    ChristopherMcG saidJust asking a general question to see where the majority lies.


    If are talking to someone that claims a show is "theirs" and they invite to come see them you at "their" show, do you think you should have to pay for a ticket to see that show?


    I wouldn't ask you to come at all. Your good looks would distract the audience far too much.


    Smooth. ;-)
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    Nov 19, 2014 4:04 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidIt would depend how they asked.
    a. 'you should come see me in my show'
    expect to pay

    b. 'would you like to come see me in my show'?
    the inviter should pay


    UNLESS YOU'RE TALKING DRAG SHOWS
    then all bets are off,
    not only expect to pay your own way but to also keep the bucks flowing out all night icon_twisted.gif


    God, the tiniest differences make a huge deal.
    lol
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    Nov 19, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
    pellaz saidcommunity arts needs the money. chances are you are the only source of revenue other than grants.

    Correct
  • muscleboundfe...

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    Nov 19, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
    I would expect to pay. I always expect to pay until someone else pays for me.
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    Nov 19, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    pazzy said
    flguy57 said
    pazzy saidyes, since when did an invitation meant free entry into somewhere? they're just letting you know about it going down. you sound entitled for no reason. is this person that invited you your close friend? you should have asked him about the tickets if you wanted to know if you had free entry or not.


    Why couldn't you just answer the mans question without insulting him. You can really be a dick some times Pazzy.


    where in what i said was i insulting him? looks like you're the one trying to start some shit, dude. he sounds entitled for no reason expecting to get into somewhere for free simply because someone invited him to it.


    You don't think telling someone that they sound entitled isn't an insult? I'm not starting shit but you could have just said that he should pay.
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    Nov 19, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
    pazzy said
    flguy57 said
    pazzy said
    flguy57 said
    pazzy saidyes, since when did an invitation meant free entry into somewhere? they're just letting you know about it going down. you sound entitled for no reason. is this person that invited you your close friend? you should have asked him about the tickets if you wanted to know if you had free entry or not.


    Why couldn't you just answer the mans question without insulting him. You can really be a dick some times Pazzy.


    where in what i said was i insulting him? looks like you're the one trying to start some shit, dude. he sounds entitled for no reason expecting to get into somewhere for free simply because someone invited him to it.


    You don't think telling someone that they sound entitled isn't an insult? I'm not starting shit but you could have just said that he should pay.


    look, he said it himself.


    [quote]Mind you, you never asked about his show or to go see it.


    Would you be OK with the fact that they asked you to pay?


    I certainly wouldn't be.


    looks like you're the one starting shit here. not me. then again, you sure do like to start fights for whatever reason.

    and if you think entitled is an insult especially with how i said it, then YOU'RE the one with the problem. not me. [/quote]

    I'm not gonna argue with you Pazzy. Have a good day.

  • Nov 19, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    Yes of course I'd pay. The whole point of me going would be to support my friend, and if it is a show, then it would no doubt be in need of the monetary support in the form of the ticket purchase. Can't believe how stingy some of you are.