2019-12-15 - Mumbai
Tour: Joshua Tree Tour 2019
Songs played: 0
Audio recordings: 0
  1. Originally posted by Chrisssie:Mumbai will sell out, thats what my colleague from India thinks. He says that U2 has a big fan following in India, and also people from Nepal will come.
    There are people in India who are waiting literally their entire life for a U2 show in India, and I guess they have saved the money for that.

    My colleague gets 800 EUR per month, so it's not like 4000-5000 US$ a GA ticket of 90 EUR, but more like as we would have to pay 350 EUR, compared to my salary.
    Of course, it depends on what someone earns, but my colleague has a normal salary for an employee I think (not for a worker).
    https://www.livemint.com/Politics/0QrtAS8TDcBNoNtQuTzR8H/57-of-regular-Indian-employees-earn-less-than-10000.html
    10000 = 127 euros. So your colleague earns a fortune for India proportions.

    But yeah, these acts are very popular in India :M Very nice for the locals. (who can afford it)
  2. Obvious India has wealth disparity but Mumbai has many wealthy people.
  3. 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, so easy to fill the stadium I guess
  4. These ticket prices don’t look good on paper compared to a national minimum wage but it’s quite a misleading way to look at it. If the band charged less for a ticket I think it would just mean the people that can already afford a ticket at these prices getting a cheaper ticket. I don’t think it would open the door to many others because if your wages are that low the last thing you would be thinking about is attending a concert. There’s probably quite a big gap between people in a decent earning job and people in a poor earning job and they were never going to be able to pitch a ticket price in that gap. Or rather if they did try it still wouldn’t have been able to appeal to those on the lesser wages.
  5. I've had quite the discussion with an Indian guy that says they're affordable... Only to end up with the same conclussion: these tickets are affordable if you're part of the 20% of the population who is actually rich (to their standards).







  6. "Those in poverty line wouldn't have heard of U2 anyway" seemed to me like the most elitist, snobbish and arrogant thing to say, but I preferred not to answer that part.
  7. All and all, it doesn't look good on U2 who are poverty champions.
  8. They could make some radio arrangements or something.
  9. these tickets are extremely well priced (3k to 24k)
    Justin Bieber was 4k to 75k (same stadium)
    Coldplay were also 4k to 25k (80k people, different venue)
  10. Originally posted by LikeASong:I've had quite the discussion with an Indian guy that says they're affordable... Only to end up with the same conclussion: these tickets are affordable if you're part of the 20% of the population who is actually rich (to their standards).

    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174229728397602817
    https://twitter.com/ishanprakash/status/1174241539347947521
    https://twitter.com/ishanprakash/status/1174244724284317696
    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174246586920124416
    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174247131990896640
    https://twitter.com/ishanprakash/status/1174248147310321665
    https://twitter.com/U2santos/status/1174248716548677633
    It was probably going to be that 20% that were going though even if the tickets were priced at £10 each. If your poor you don’t spend £10 on a ticket in any country you’re trying to put food on the table. Some of that 20% are maybe made up of people earning what would be considered an average wage in Europe and that’s there realistic target market.
  11. Question because I’am quite unaware if the level of the gap between those in different job types, would there be a large chunk of the population without a bank card? Or without a device to be able to get online? I ask in relation to purchasing a ticket but also to get more of an idea on people’s living standard, maybe not in the worst cases but outside of that wealthy 20% somewhere in the middle, I’ve heard from a fellow u2starter that WiFi costs are cheap but if you don’t own a device to use it on that’s not much good to anyone.
  12. Originally posted by deanallison:Question because I’am quite unaware if the level of the gap between those in different job types, would there be a large chunk of the population without a bank card? Or without a device to be able to get online?


    Yes.