Tickets To Overpriced Concert Series Not Exactly Flying Off Shelves

noah | July 26, 2007 10:35 am

Hey, remember Social@Ross, the $15,000-a-ticket concert series that allowed Hamptons types to sit on ottomans and suck down top-shelf cocktails while they listened to live shows by Prince, James Taylor, Tom Petty, Dave Matthews, and Billy Joel? You may be surprised to hear it, but tickets aren’t selling very well–even though only 1,000 were going to be made available! At least that’s what we’re guessing from this e-mail that went out to the Dave Matthews Band’s fan club and made its way to Bob Lefsetz’s inbox. It’s hawking tickets to this Saturday night’s show for the Crazy-Eddie-low price of $250 a pop. (For those of you who don’t feel like doing the math, that’s a 92% discount–and you still get free parking!)

Greetings from the Warehouse:

We are pleased to invite you to join Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds for a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience this Saturday evening, July 28 in East Hampton, NY. As many of you may have heard, Dave and Tim are performing a semi-private benefit for the Ross School in East Hampton. We have just been offered a limited number of specially priced tickets for the benefit concert which we are offering to Warehouse members that have purchased Randall’s Island VIP tickets. The all-inclusive ticket includes luxurious seating, world class food featuring the BBQ stylings of executive chef Adam Perry Lang, a top shelf open bar, plus pre and post show entertainment. The tickets are extremely limited and will be sold first come-first serve at $250 per ticket/$500 per pair. All proceeds from this special ticket sale will benefit charity with half of the proceeds to benefit Dave Matthews’ Horton Foundation and the other half to benefit Ross School. Dave and Tim tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 803-6644 and mentioning the access code “Trax”. For more information about the concert, please visit

What, is Christie Brinkley not that big of a Dave fan or something? We figured she’d skip the show by her ex-husband, but really, who knew that people weren’t going to lay out the $15,000 for all five shows–except, uh, everybody? Anyway, we can’t wait to see what this guy has to say about the whole thing, and how many product-placementy bits he’s going to try and stick into his sneery comment.

More Social@Ross [Lefsetz Letter] Earlier: The $15,000 Concert Series Will Let You See Prince For A Steep, Steep Price