See Dave for $15,000 per ticket
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds will put on a special, intimate show on Saturday, July 28 on Long Island, part of a special five-concert series called "The East Hampton Social," featuring not only this dynamic duo, but also Prince (July 14), Billy Joel (August 4), James Taylor (August 11), and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (August 25). But this isn't just any concert series. To attend this party, music lovers are going to have to dig deep into their pockets.
In what some industry analysts say could start a trend, the only way to see Dave is to buy the ticket to see Dave and all four other shows. The only way to get your hands on that ticket is to go to the Social's official website, register for exclusive access to the website, wait for the registration confirmation e-mail– which contains your exclusive username and password, log in to the website to obtain the phone number and e-mail address to use in order to purchase a "social passport," and plonk down $15,000!
Of course, this fundraiser for Long Island's Ross School won't just be a concert. According to the event plan submitted to the East Hampton Town Board, attendees will be shuttled from the East Hampton Town Airport to the school. Upon arrival, the event will be held on the school's two soccer fields, with one being a "hospitality area" which will include four bars, a kids' room with PlayStation 3 stations, bars of its own (those bars being of the juice and ice cream variety), arts and crafts tables, and an "inflatable amusement." Fans are sure to be most comfortable during the actual show, as the amenities include more bars, bamboo mats, sling-back beach chairs, and day beds.
While Barbra Streisand and Alabama tied for last year's most expensive seats, at $1,000 per seat, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Social appears to be the highest-priced concert ever.
Daveheads hoping to get in on this ritzy rendezvous should act fast! Only 1,000 people will be allowed past this velvet rope.