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Do you think concert tickets cost too much? Has your favorite artist recently bailed on you? Need to talk about it?

maxwellDid you cry a fistful of tears when you learned Maxwell's June 17 gig was postponed -- and then moved to Baltimore? (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

By Chris Richards

I've been itching to try this crazy new "crowdsourcing" thing and the wacky 2010 summer concert season has provided me with my big chance.

Washington area Click Track readers, I want to speak with you about your summer concert experiences at the box office and beyond. Here are my questions three...

1. Will economic factors prevent you from attending a concert this summer?

2. Did you have tickets for a recent mega-concert (Eagles/Dixie Chicks/Keith Urban, Maxwell) that was canceled for reasons you found confusing?

3. Were you disappointed to learn that your favorite artist (Christina Aguilera, Limp Bizkit) nixed their own summer tour before they even fired up the bus?

If so, send me an email at richardsc[@]washpost[dot]com. Thanks in advance!

By Chris Richards  |  June 21, 2010; 3:38 PM ET
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Comments

The answers to your questions are no, no, and no.

I don't want to see anybody in a huge venue, so it's not much of a problem. I can go to the 9:30 and pay a $1 service charge, or go to the Black Cat and pay no service charge. I don't go much of anywhere else.

Considering how hard it has been for a long time to hear new bands since the death of radio, I don't hear about many new bands that I want to see anyway. Now that Lala has been shut down and I can't preview new albums on Pitchfork and AV Club, my attendance at shows is likely to go down further. Too bad, but I'm not aware of any way to hear new music. I'll leave my disposable income in the bank.

If the WaPo/Click Track folks have suggestions on how those of us who don't get paid to see music for free can find out about new bands, I'm all ears. I'd like to see articles on that. I saw the New Pornographers last night, and I certainly wish that I had known of them 10 years ago. I probably would have seen 10 great NP shows by now instead of 1.

I'm certainly not going to see lady gaga or the jonas brothers in any case, but that is who you hear about.

Posted by: MyPostID27 | June 24, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

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