We asked people about their concert spending and their answers are sensational!

Maria Romero
PUBLISHED August 9, 2018 03:26 pm | UPDATED October 26, 2018 09:57 am
Art by Dani Elevazo

“Why are you blowing all your money for that one-time thing?”

“What?! You’re watching them again?"

These are questions that fan girls and boys are tired to hear because the thing is they wouldn’t mind blowing their money just to watch their fave artists LIVE!

Whether it’s in our budget or not, there’s something amazing about hearing the people we look up to in person rather than on iPods and late shenanigans.

But believe it or not, your favorite bands don’t really make that much money, especially those from the independent scene. Thus, going to their live performances is the best way to show your love and support for their craft.

And to see how much Pinoys are willing to ante up for their music heroes, we asked seven millennials about their concert spending and here are their responses:

“Depende lahat sa concerts. For local and foreign, spending P500 to P1,000 is okay. But spending P2,000 above, nasasayangan na ako eh.”

-Jet, 25, Videographer

“Ngayon kasing
inflation pati local gigs affected of course. P200 to P300 is a cheap door price. P400 to P500 is okay kung may big acts na mahal na makuha. Sabihin nating P500 to P2,000 for festivals siguro. For foreign concerts, the cheapest I’ve been to was Turnover’s concert which was only P600 ata. The most expensive I’ve paid for a concert ticket, I think was Bruno Mars’ concert which was around P8,000 to P9,000. Ang limit ko talaga sa sarili ko P10,000. But it sure as hell must be worth it.”

-Pat, 23, Traffic Coordinator

Maximum ay 10k that is if worth it siya. For me, depende sa artist na magpla-play. For both foreign and local kasi I’m willing to spend hanggang P3,000 to P5,000 para sa Eraserheads pero hindi ako magspe-spend ng same amount sa isang local artist na hindi ko naman ganun ka bet.”

-Patricia Anne, 23, Sales Officer

“For the last concert I have been to, I spent P13,000 to buy ticket that’s close to the artists. And that’s how much I am willing to spend for a concert that I really like.”

-Rovie, 23, Medical Technologist

ako to pay for a ticket hanggang P3,000 lang. ‘Yung expensive na sakin ay P5,000 and up. Cheapest would be P1,000 below.”

-Rejoice , 22, Graphic Artist

For me, cheap na ‘yung P250 for local concert, expensive na 'pag P500. For foreign, cheap na ‘yung P500 and P2,000 pataas is expensive.

-Atiki, 21, Student

“For me?
Hanggang P5,000 lang siguro ang maximum ko. Not because I can’t afford it but for practical reasons. E nasa Internet na e. Bakit pa? But I can spend P8,000 for artists that I really love.”

-Anna, 43, Creative and Communication Consultant

Pinoy millennials can’t afford to be an impulsive big-ticket-item spender in this time of drastic tax increase and inflation. But if time passes by and you still want to go to a show and you know you have all the means - GO FOR IT! #YOLO as everyone put it because experiences, whether travel-, music-, or food-related, are always worth it. Trust us on this one! *winks*

Interviews were slightly edited for coherence and brevity. 



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