Enlarge Photo credit: A View From My Seat user MamaB

For $400 You Can Park Yourself on a Barstool at One of Aerosmith’s Final Shows


Have you ever wanted to spend way too much money for a subpar concert experience? Do you not like having a seat back for multiple hours even though you paid for a seat? Do you enjoy the idea of padding the pockets of already rich artists even though way cooler, hungrier bands could use those funds even more? Then boy do I have the perfect waste of money for you.

Earlier this month, Aerosmith announced they were hanging it up for good and heading out on a final “Peace Out” tour. The announcement was pretty standard fare — they’re looking to land the plane that is their career and plan to do it with as many of their fans watching as possible. That’s commendable, even though we all know farewell tours are like deaths in comic books: complete bullshit.

What fans can really expect, however, are insane ticket prices since these are ostensibly their last shows. What was hard for one fan to expect, however, was to see a $400 ticket price for a fucking barstool. I know it sounds ridiculous, but Twitter user @RyanConnell5150 pointed the outrageous ticket this morning, rightfully calling it “fucking ridiculous” along with a screenshot showing the seat’s description as “BARSTOOL SEAT.”

For 0 You Can Park Yourself on a Barstool at One of Aerosmith’s Final Shows

However, if you head on over to the Ticketmaster page for Aerosmith’s November 28 show at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, you can still find that seat all the way in the back of section 11 for sale, but the description that it’s a barstool is no longer there. Curious.

“But Hesher, maybe the view’s great,” you might say. I’m glad you brought that up, because thanks to the website A View From My Seat, I was actually able to find an image that shows the view from a comparable seat. While the ticket in question is Seat 7, Row BAR, Section 11, someone posted an image from the same section and row, just seat 18, which is 11 seats over to the left of the one being sold. In that post, the user, MamaB, said the following about their concert viewing experience:

“This seat is the last row of the lower section and is a cushioned bar stool at a small “bar”. The view is pretty but definitely a side view and the stage screens were not as visible. This photo is what it looks like when everyone is seated. The bad part is when everyone stands up. (See my other photo.) For this show, people stood up most of the time so it was ok. If they had stood the whole time, we’d never have seen any of the show and you can’t see the screens either when everyone stands.”

Here’s the two images, so you can see what they’re talking about:

So if you’re okay with spending a ridiculous amount of cash for a subpar seat to watch a legacy band, I guess that’s your prerogative. If that’s what you want to do, you can check out the full list of shows below before buying your tickets today.

“Eat the rich,” indeed Aerosmith.

Aerosmith “Peace Out” Farewell Tour:

9/2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center [Tickets]
9/6 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena [Tickets]
9/9 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena [Tickets]
9/12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena [Tickets]
9/15 – Chicago, IL – United Center [Tickets]
9/18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena [Tickets]
9/21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse [Tickets]
9/24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena [Tickets]
9/27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena [Tickets]
10/11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena [Tickets]
10/14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena [Tickets]
10/17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center [Tickets]
10/20 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena [Tickets]
10/23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center [Tickets]
10/26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center [Tickets]
10/29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse [Tickets]
11/1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Arena [Tickets]
11/4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center [Tickets]
11/7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center [Tickets]
11/10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center [Tickets]
11/13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center [Tickets]
11/16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center [Tickets]
11/19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena [Tickets]
11/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena [Tickets]
11/25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center [Tickets]
11/28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena [Tickets]
12/1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center [Tickets]
12/4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center [Tickets]
12/7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum [Tickets]
12/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center [Tickets]
12/28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center [Tickets]
12/31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden [Tickets]
1/4 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena [Tickets]
1/7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center [Tickets]
1/10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena [Tickets]
1/13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena [Tickets]
1/16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center [Tickets]
1/19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden [Tickets]
1/23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center [Tickets]
1/26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre [Tickets]

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