I am wondering how much gig tickets have to be before folk say they can't afford them. I was really interested when i saw that Joe Bonamassa was playing a handful of concerts in the UK next spring. He's one of my favourite guitarists and on my wish list to see live. When i looked at booking tickets for me and my partner it was going to cost, with decent seats, trsvel, etc. well over £300. For an evening. We're not poor but we're not rich either - sort of high end MIM gear bracket. But 300 is more than i paid for my last ebay amp, which will last a lot longer. I've booked us tickets to see Jack Savoretti soon as part of her Christmas present and they weren't a fraction of that. I know he's not in the same league but still pretty popular. I'm not sure i can justify spending all that for a couple of hours, regardless of how good Mr B is.